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Diploma of Accounting


This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgment in completing routine and non-routine activities.

Course Duration

52 Weeks including 12 weeks holiday

Pathways from the qualification

FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting or other Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Job Roles

Job roles and titles may vary across the community services sector including:

  • Accounts payable
  • team leader
  • Accounts receivable
  • team leader
  • Collections supervisor
  • Payroll team leader/
  • Manager.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to:

18 years or older; and

Completion of Year 12 or equivalent with suitable English language skills

Completion of the following six units:

FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems;


Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent;


Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent

International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Course Structure

This qualification is made up of 12 units of competency -4 core units and 8 electives

FNSACC511 Provide financial & business performance information

FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals

FNSACC513 Manage budgets & forecasts

FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

FNSACC516 Implement & maintain internal control procedures

FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information

FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems

FNSFMK505 Comply with financial services legislation and industry codes of practice

FNSORG506 Prepare financial forecasts and projections

FNSACC607 Evaluate business performance

FNSACC608 Evaluate organisation’s financial performance

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