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Diploma of Accounting

NATIONAL CODE: FNS50215      CRICOS CODE: 095098K
Course Duration: 49 Weeks
FEES- Tuition: $8,500
Materials: $500
Application: $250

Course Description
This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other 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 guidance to others within defined guidelines.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or 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. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the Board.

Course Entry Requirements
This qualification is available to international applicants who are:

  • 18 years of age and older, and
  • Have achieved a satisfactory result for the Australian equivalent of Year 12 or higher and
  • Demonstrate evidence of English language competency at IELTS 5.5 or Equivalent or above (exemptions listed following Course Structure)

Academic Pathways
Individuals may enter FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification. However, it is strongly recommended that individuals undertake lower level qualifications and/or gain industry experience prior to entering the qualification.

Career Opportunities
This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other 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 guidance to others within defined guidelines.

Course Structure
To achieve a FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting, a total of 11 units must be completed. These comprise of 6 core units and 5 electives. In selecting the electives, 3 units must be chosen from electives designated in the course description in the FNS 2.1 training package.

Of the remaining 2 units:

  • Up to 2 may be from the electives
  • Up to 2 may be from Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any currently endorsed training package or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment, the qualification and maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome.
Units marked with ** included in the Tax Practitioners Board approved course in Australian taxation law:
FNSSS00008 Taxation law for tax agents Skill Set (Tax documentation) – FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals and FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities.

Core units
FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC502 Prepare income tax returns for individuals**
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities*
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information

Elective
FNSACC607 Evaluate business performance*
FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
FNSASIC301 Establish client relationship and analyse needs*
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks**

*International Students, please note:

  • If one of the following applies, you do not need to provide evidence of an English Test score:
    you are enrolled in full-time school studies as a principal course including in a secondary exchange program, a postgraduate research course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), and Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored students
  • you have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland
  • in the two years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

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