DIPLOMA OF ACCOUNTING

National Course Code FNS50215

CRICOS Course Code 088365K

The Diploma of Accounting has designed specifically for those starting out in the accounting industry. It provides a sound foundation of practical content and will assist  students to obtain work in entry level positions.

Accounting knowledge and skills can be used in a variety of positions and situations. From personal book-keeping systems, to learning how to work in the pay-roll department, this course will teach you how to track, monitor and record all the relevant numbers in your life and report on business performance.

The course covers critical skills including financial reporting, budgeting management accounting, financial performance, internal controls and taxation.

For further studies, diploma graduates can enter the Second Year of a university bachelor course in accounting, business, economics or management at a number of Australian universities and higher education institutes.

The course comprises of 6 core units of competency and 5 electives. Total study time is 540 hours over a period of 9 months.

Pathways from the Qualification

Pathways: Diploma graduates can articulate to advanced diploma or university degree programs.

Employment Outcomes

  • Financial services manager (where a varied skillset is required)
  • Bookkeeper and accountant
  • Tax agent
  • Accounting team supervisor
  • Assistant to CFO

Units of competency

Core Units

  • 1. FNSACC501 - Provide financial and business preformance information
  • 2. FNSACC502 - Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • 3. FNSACC503 - Manage budgets and forecasts
  • 4. FNSACC504 - Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • 5. FNSACC506 - Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • 6. FNSACC507 - Provide management accounting information

Elective Units

  • 7. BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
  • 8. FNSACC402 - Prepare operational budgets
  • 9. BSBMGT605 - Provide leadership across the organisation
  • 10. FNSACC505 - Establish and maintain accounting information systems
  • 11. FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
Location

Sydney City and Bankstown Campuses

Entry requirements

You should satisfy both academic and English requirements. 

Academic: You should have basic accounting skills through previous studies or work experience. 

Previous studies:  

  • Certificate III or IV in Accounting or Bookkeeping or 
  • Any AQF Certificate IV with units of competency relating to basic Accounting skills or 
  • Any qualification at Diploma level or above or 

Work experience: Completed Year 12 with at least 2-year work experience in an office environment. 

English Language Proficiency: Students are required to have an English proficiency level of at least 5.5 IELTS score or equivalent. 

Timetable

Subject to demand, you can choose morning, afternoon, or evening class during week days or weekend.

Duration

Total 540 hours (20 hours/week, 9 weeks/term over 3 terms or 9 months). 

Delivery Methods

This is a full-time course which includes a combination of classroom and online learning activities. The delivery includes lecturing, practical sessions, self-directed learning and simulated work-based tasks. 

Credit transfer

You can reduce your study time through credit transfer, a process to recognize your previous study. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can reduce your study time through RPL, a process to recognize the learning outcomes you have achieved through formal, informal and/or unformal learning (Work experience). 

HOW TO ENROL

For details about how to enrol, and starting dates, see International Students

CREDIT TRANSFER

You can reduce your study time through credit transfer, a process to recognize your previous study. 

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

You can reduce your study time through RPL, a process to recognize the learning outcomes you have achieved through formal, informal and/or unformal learning (Work experience). 

Government subsidies

Residents of NSW who meet the requirements, may be able to get government subsidies for studying this course. See Domestic Courses, for a list of courses which are able to access Smart and Skilled funding.

University Preparation College

CRICOS Provider Code 02751M

RTO number 91364

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Sydney City Campus

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

1-5 Randle Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

P: +61 2 8098 1481

Bankstown Campus

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

27 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown, NSW 2200

P: +61 2 9791 6020

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