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Diploma of Accounting


Diploma of Accounting


52 weeks

Mode of Delivery

Face to face + Online

Contact Hours

20 hours / week

About this course

This qualification reflects 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.

Pathways into the qualification

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

• FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping or other relevant qualifications, OR

• Completion of the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set or equivalent with vocational experience but without formal accounting or financial services qualification.

Pathways from the qualification

FNS60222 Advanced Diploma of Accounting or other Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Mode of Course Delivery

67% face-to-face and 33% online



The Online Class timetable may differ from the actual(face-to-face) class timetable. The nature of student support and engagement may also vary during this  online delivery period.


Please contact the college if you have any enquiries regarding the mode of delivery and the timetable

Qualification Structure

FNSACC521 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC522 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC523 Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC524 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC526 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC527 Provide management accounting information
BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems
FNSFMK515 Comply with financial services legislation and industry codes of practice
FNSACC607 Evaluate business performance
FNSACC608 Evaluate organisation’s financial performance

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to:

  • 18 years or older; and
  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent with suitable English language skills; and
  • Completion of following units (or their equivalent):
    • FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    • FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    • FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
    • FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports (this unit is the equivalent version of BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports).
  • International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.


Potential Career Outcomes

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. According to the FNS training package companion volume guide, a possible job title relevant to this qualification is:

Accounts payable team leader;

Accounts receivable team leader;

Collections supervisor;

Payroll team leader/Manager.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the relevant regulator for specific guidance on 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.