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This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including tax agents, accounts payable and accounts receivable officers, payroll service providers, and employees performing a range of accounting tasks for organisations in a range of industries. Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and provide guidance to others within defined guidelines. Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law, which are relevant for registration as a tax agent. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.
Australian College subscribes to the Australian Bookkeeping Association on behalf of its students to provide access to a range of special benefits, including but not limited to:

- industry and specialist resources
- industry and expert support via the members only 'Helpline'
- supervised workplace hours to fulfil the Tax Practitioners Board Requirements for BAS Agent Registration and other
- Access to Professional Development (PD)
- up to date industry information and requirements

Course summary

Course code
FNS50217
Qualification gained
Diploma of Accounting
Nationally recognised
Yes
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Course fees
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Flexible duration
Up to 18 months
Study load
Self-paced
Start date
Start anytime
Delivery Methods
Online Delivery - E-Learning with structured and unstructured video conferencing and work based training
Assessment method
A combination of short answer questions and some extended responses
Associated with
institute of certified bookkeepers logo

Access to a student membership to Australia’s largest bookkeeping institute, the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). Set yourself up for success with access to ICB support, resources, network meetings and more.

Career opportunities

  • Finance Sector Supervisor
  • Assistant Accountant

Course units

FNSTPB401
Complete business activity and instalment activity statements**
FNSTPB402
Establish and maintain payroll systems**
FNSACC408
Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC312
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC416
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSACC311
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
BSBFIA401
Prepare financial reports
FNSACC514
Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC517
Provide management accounting information
FNSACC512
Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC513
Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC516
Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC511
Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC505
Establish and maintain accounting information systems
BSBITU422
Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBLDR402
Lead effective workplace relationships


**An independent supervisor (family, friend or colleague) must observe you completing the assessment for these units.

Entry requirements

Completion of the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set OR Completion of FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping or equivalent; or its superseded versions (FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting) or their equivalent.

Australian College requires:

  • Competent in spoken and written English
  • Successful completion of an LLN review prior to commencement
  • At least 16 years of age*
  • Access to a PC/laptop or similar, email address, internet
  • Additional reading materials and textbooks may be used throughout the course.

*Students under 18 year of age will need to provide parent/guardian consent.

Qualification pathways

  • Complete the required training and the assessment requirements
  • Have you studied a related course? Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Are you currently working in a related industry? Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
Student reviews

"The Australian College tutors were very helpful and inspiring. Coming from various backgrounds, they offered industry relevant information, trends, and ideas 'outside the box' at a level of which I would otherwise not have had access.

They helped me to focus on the individual topics through the assignments and extract the most out of the course, making it directly relevant to the industry."

Marnie Bernard

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