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FNS30317 / FNS40217 / FNS50217 | 108906E / 099400K / 099401J

Certificate III in Accounts Administration / Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping / Diploma of Accounting

International students

Take your understanding of accounting and finance to the next level with this high-level dual qualification. This course is ideal for people seeking employment in the accounting, business and finance sectors.

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NEXT INTAKE International: South Bank Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 18 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$19,300

Course overview

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

meet the minimum academic requirements for registration as a BAS agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (additional experience requirements apply).

During this course you will develop an advanced understanding of financial reporting, budget management and forecasting, income tax returns, and providing accurate accounting advice. TAFE Queensland's highly-experienced teaching staff will support you to develop industry-ready skills. You'll graduate with current, practical bookkeeping and accounting skills that are attractive to prospective employers.

Successful completion of this course meets the Tax Practitioners Board academic requirements for registration as a BAS agent (additional experience requirements apply). You'll also have the essential knowledge and skills required to take your studies further with great articulation opportunities available through some of Australia's leading universities. 

What can I do?

  • Accounts Clerk
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Officer
  • Accounting Support Officer
  • Office Manager

Course outcome:

FNS30317 / FNS40217 / FNS50217 Certificate III in Accounts Administration / Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping / Diploma of Accounting

Learning support options

We have around-the-clock, one-on-one support services if you need an extra hand. The Learning Skills Centre — located in most of our campus libraries — is a drop-in service staffed by experienced teachers who can help with study skills. Studiosity is our online after-hours tutoring service focusing on writing, research, referencing, and subject-specific questions.

Triple award

Take advantage of our triple award offerings and get three qualifications instead of one. In most cases you will only need to complete a few additional units to upgrade your qualification. Save time, enhance your job prospects, and add value to your skill set.

What you will study

Certificate III in Accounts Administration
To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 11 units:
Core units: 7
Elective units: 4

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 8 units

Core units: 4
Elective units: 4

Diploma of Accounting
To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 6 units

Core units: 5
Elective units: 1

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

  • Certificate III in Accounts Administration

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBITU306
    Design and produce business documents
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBITU306
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and produce various business documents and publications. It includes selecting and using a range of functions on a variety of computer applications.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and produce business documents

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBWRT301
    Write simple documents
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBWRT301
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise a basic document.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Write simple documents

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC304
    Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC304
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system. This work is conducted under supervision and encompasses entering information into the system, processing transactions in the system, and producing reports.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC311
    Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC311
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journal entries to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC312
    Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC312
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to reconcile and monitor subsidiary accounts in financial accounts receivable systems, identify bad and doubtful debts and plan a recovery action, record creditor invoices, and remit payments to sundry creditors.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC313
    Perform financial calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC313
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a range of routine calculation methods and techniques when performing routine financial calculations and checking calculation outcomes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform financial calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSINC301
    Work effectively in the financial services industry
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSINC301
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to correctly interpret and apply industry and organisational procedures, guidelines, policies, ethical standards and sustainability requirements to day-to-day work in the financial services industry.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in the financial services industry

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBFIA401
    Prepare financial reports
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBFIA401
    Unit description :

    This unit describes skills and knowledge required to record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare financial reports

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC416
    Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC416
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, operate, and modify an integrated computerised accounting system. This is generally under supervision and encompasses processing transactions in the system, maintaining the system, producing reports, and ensuring system integrity.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSTPB401
    Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSTPB401
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and apply compliance requirements to effectively process and complete business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS), and other required reports.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSTPB402
    Establish and maintain payroll systems
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSTPB402
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record and prepare payroll documentation, respond to enquiries, and process payroll data for manual and computerised systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish and maintain payroll systems

Diploma of Accounting

  • Diploma of Accounting

  • 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
  • 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
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
18 months
Full time up to 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $19,300
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
18 months
Full time up to 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $19,300

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Certificate III in Accounts Administration / Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping / Diploma of Accounting (FNS30317 / FNS40217 / FNS50217)

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Certificate III in Accounts Administration / Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping / Diploma of Accounting

COURSE CODE: FNS30317 / FNS40217 / FNS50217
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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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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

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Entry requirements

FNS30317 - Certificate III in Accounts Administration
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

FNS40217 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

FNS50217 - Diploma of Accounting
You must have successfully completed one of the following (or equivalent) to complete this course:

  • FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set;
  • FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent; or
  • FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent
Selection criteria
  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
  • Successful completion of FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is required for entry into the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources required

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

Students will 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).

Need to know

Replacement qualification

This qualification has been replaced by FNS30322 Certificate III in Accounts AdministrationFNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping and 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. 

International important information

The advertised course cost and duration will be broken down as per the following:

  • Certificate III in Accounts Administration: duration - 6 months, cost $3,000
  • Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping: duration - 6 months, cost - $7,500
  • Diploma of Accounting: duration - 6 months, cost - $8,800

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. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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