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  • FNS50217

Diploma of Accounting

At a glance

At a glance

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

JOB PROSPECTS
  • BAS Agent
  • Office Manager
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Auditor
  • Finance Manager
  • Bookkeeper
  • Assistant Accountant
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FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

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Course overview

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.

Over the past five years the accounting services industry has grown due to steady economic growth and increasing demand for industry-specific expertise. Employment opportunities for high-skilled professionals remain high. 

During this course you 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.

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. 

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
FNSACC511
Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC512
Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC513
Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC514
Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC516
Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC517
Provide management accounting information

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Greater Brisbane
FNSACC408
Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC413
Make decisions in a legal context
FNSINC504
Apply ethical frameworks and principles to make and act upon decisions
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC412
Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC404
Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
Gold Coast
FNSACC413
Make decisions in a legal context
FNSINC504
Apply ethical frameworks and principles to make and act upon decisions
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBFIA401
Prepare financial reports
FNSACC408
Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $5,171 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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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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

Selection criteria

Further to the above national Training Package entry requirements:- 

  • entry into the mainstream program is via direct entry; and
  • entry into the accelerated program is via an application process and it is recommended that you have at least 5 years' experience working in the industry.

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.

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland