Course name: FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting 

Campus: Sydney

Qualification Information

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional recognition, including tax agents, accounts managers and business analysts; and to employees performing a range of accounts management tasks for organisations in a range of industries. At this level individuals are expected to apply theoretical and technical skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad but generally well-defined parameters.

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Advanced Diploma of Accounting - Course Briefing

NTIS Code: FNS60217 CRICOS Course Code: 097825A
Name of Qualification  Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Delivery Mode This course is delivered as a combination of classroom workshops and online training for 20 hours a week at TACIS premises. Attendance is monitored every week and satisfactory course progress must be maintained throughout the entire course.   
Duration 12 months nominal term / 52 weeks, including 4 terms x 10 weeks tuition plus 12 weeks breaks in between terms.
Tuition Fees AUD$12,800
Administration Fees (non-refundable) AUD$300
Material Fees (non-refundable) AUD$500
If Diploma/Advanced Diploma, is year 12 (or equivalent) required for entry? YES
Total curriculum hours (including practicum) required to complete the course: 1800-2400 hours
Is the course delivered full-time? Yes
Training Arrangements 2 days classroom and 1 day online

Advanced Diploma of Accounting - Packaging Rules

Based on the information available from , the following packaging rules apply for completion of this qualification.A total number of 14 units must be selected for this qualification including:
  • 3 core units
    11 elective units
Any combination of electives that meets the packaging rules can be selected for the award of the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting.
All electives have been chosen to be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level therefore will contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. Consistent with the qualification packaging rules, the units listed below have been selected to be delivered for this qualification. The Code and Title of each unit is provided as well as an indication of core (C), elective (E), pre-requisite (Pre) and licensing requirements (Lic), if required.

Unit Code Unit Name Core/ Elective
FNSACC624 Monitor corporate governance activities C
FNSACC602* Audit and report on financial systems and records E
FNSACC601* Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities E
FNSACC605 Implement organisational improvement programs E
FNSACC610* Develop and implement financial strategies E
FNSACC611 Implement an insolvency program E
FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry C
FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools C
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities E
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents (IV) E
BDBLDA402 Lead effective workplace relationships (DA) E
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheet E
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service E
FNSACC412  Prepare operational budgets E
*Note: This unit has pre-requisite unit requirements as outlined below. This has been taken into consideration when the delivery sequence table has been developed.
FNSACC601* Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC602* Audit and report on financial systems and records FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC610* Develop and implement financial strategies FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
Advanced Diploma of Accounting - Entry Requirements
For entry to this course, Students must complete following skill sets prior to commencing studies:

FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set

FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set


FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting


FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

In addition to the pre-requisites listed above, students must:

  • Be 18 years old or above
  • have satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent, or have appropriate and relevant experience, and;
  • be competent in English (a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent) or
  • demonstrate vocational proficiency through an entry examination. Students must achieve at least 50 percent in the entry examinations before being accepted into the program); and
  • complete a screening interview with the Academic Manager of his representative to assess suitability and capability in completing this qualification;

If it is determined that the student need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, the student will be required to complete a LLN test to determine whether the student might be suitable for this qualification or any supporting services might be required during the student’s enrolment at TACIS.

Assessment Methods
A range of assessment and evidence gathering methods and techniques are used, including 2 – 4 or more methods for each unit of competency. For this course, methods include:
  • Written questions and tests, Practical demonstrations, Case studies, Report writing
  • Projects, assignments and research tasks, Roleplays, simulations and presentations
  • Business simulated environment/Scenarios
Career Pathways from the Qualification
In accordance with industry/ enterprise requirements for this qualification and at the conclusion of training and assessments, students will be job-ready in accounting job roles with duties such as monitoring corporate governance activities, interpreting and using financial statistics and tools, auditing and reporting on financial systems and records, conducting internal audits, evaluating organisation’s financial performance, implementing tax plans and evaluating tax obligations, evaluating financial risk, developing and implementing financial strategies, overall evaluating business performance and working effectively in the accounting industry.
Education Pathways from the Qualification
On successful completion of this qualification students are encouraged to undertake studies in other Advanced Diplomas from the Finance Services Training Package for various specialisations or an Advanced Diploma in a related field or pursue higher education studies.Students should establish relevant qualifications and any credit arrangements that may apply in order to make appropriate elective choices in this qualification.

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