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FNS50217

Diploma of Accounting

Upgrade your skills and knowledge with this high-level course. This qualification is perfect for people seeking employment in accounting, business, and finance.

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TIME 6 months: If completed Cert IV in Accounting per pre-requisite / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$6,865
Subsidised
$7,315
Full Fee
$8,770
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Course overview

Enhance your career in accounting and finance with this high-level diploma qualification. This course will give you the essential knowledge and professional skills to work competently within the accounting, business, and finance sectors.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, accounting services are predicted to be a stable to strong growth area in Australia over the coming four years. This course is a recommended industry qualification for employment in this growing area.

During this course you'll develop an advanced understanding of financial reporting, budget management and forecasting, income tax returns, and providing accurate accounting advice. You'll graduate with analytical skills and knowledge of current technologies, resources, accounting procedures and techniques.

Successful completion of this course qualifies you work to in the business and finance sector and prepares you for further study at a tertiary level with great articulation opportunities with a range of universities. 

What can I do?

  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Officer
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Accounts Administrator
  • BAS Agent

Course outcome:

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

Pathways to university

If you complete a TAFE Queensland diploma you can take advantage of our diploma-to-degree pathway options. Get in the fast lane and jump straight into the second year of a related bachelor’s degree at some of Australia’s top universities. You’ll graduate with two qualifications in the same time it would normally take to complete one, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

Study your way

TAFE Queensland offers various avenues for students to access high-quality, industry-relevant education and training. We understand that not everyone's circumstances are they same, so we design our courses to fit busy schedules.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

Up to 2 units can be brought across by completing one of the courses that are a prerequisite for this course:

  • FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set;
  • FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent; or
  • FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC511
    Provide financial and business performance information
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC511
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and report on a broad range of financial and business performance information. It encompasses assessing client needs, analysing data, and preparing advice.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide financial and business performance information

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC512
    Prepare tax documentation for individuals
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC512
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare non-complex income tax returns for individuals in line with statutory requirements. It encompasses gathering and verifying data, calculating taxable income, and reviewing compliance requirements.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare tax documentation for individuals

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC513
    Manage budgets and forecasts
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC513
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, document, and manage budgets and forecasts. It encompasses forecasting estimates and monitoring budgeted outcomes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage budgets and forecasts

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC514
    Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC514
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare financial reports for a corporate reporting entity. It encompasses compiling and analysing data and meeting statutory reporting requirements.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC516
    Implement and maintain internal control procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC516
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to review corporate governance requirements, implement internal control operating procedures, and monitor associated policy.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement and maintain internal control procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC517
    Provide management accounting information
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC517
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, record and analyse operating and cost data, prepare budget reports, and review costing system integrity to calculate and record the costs of products and services.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide management accounting information

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
11 Jul 2022
6 months: If completed Cert IV in Accounting per pre-requisite
Full time up to 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months: If completed Cert IV in Accounting per pre-requisite
Full time up to 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
Ipswich
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
Caboolture
23 Jan 2023
6 months: If completed Cert IV in Accounting per pre-requisite
Full time up to 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months: If completed Cert IV in Accounting per pre-requisite
Full time up to 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
17 Oct 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
11 Jul 2022
6 months: If completed Cert IV in Accounting per pre-requisite
Full time up to 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months: If completed Cert IV in Accounting per pre-requisite
Full time up to 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
Ipswich
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
Caboolture
23 Jan 2023
6 months: If completed Cert IV in Accounting per pre-requisite
Full time up to 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months: If completed Cert IV in Accounting per pre-requisite
Full time up to 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770
17 Oct 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $6,865
  • Subsidised: $7,315
  • Full fee: $8,770

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Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217)

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Diploma of Accounting

COURSE CODE: FNS50217
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $10,813 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this course you must have successfully completed one of the following (or equivalent):

  • FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set;
  • FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent; or
  • FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent.
Resources Required

Access to the internet and a computer/laptop, USB, Microsoft Office 2013 or later version, stationery items, textbooks may be required to be purchased.

You may be required to work with MYOB files (provided by TAFE) for certain units. Please note that these MYOB files are only compatible with PC (not MAC).

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

Need to know

Greater Brisbane:
Students who have completed Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping or Accounting Principles Skills Set will potentially have completed units which will correspond towards the Diploma of Accounting. This may reduce the number of units required to complete the Diploma and reduce the overall price as prices are based on individual unit costs.

Online:
When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake or the units required to complete a cluster/stage, unless otherwise advised. 

Replacement qualification

This qualification has been replaced by FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting, as of 9 June 2022. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 8 June 2023. 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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