Course name: FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting 

Campus: Sydney

Qualification Information

This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including tax agents, accounts payable and accounts receivable officers, payroll service providers, and employees performing a range of accounting tasks for organisations in a range of industries. Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and provide guidance to others within defined guidelines.

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Diploma of Accounting - Course Briefing

NTIS Code: FNS50217 CRICOS Course Code: 097826M
Name of Qualification  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: 1200-2400 hours
Is the course delivered full-time? Yes
Training Arrangements 2 days classroom and 1 day online

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 11 units must be selected for this qualification including:

  • 6 core units
  • 5 elective units

Any combination of electives that meets the packaging rules can be selected for the award of the FNS50217 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
FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information C
FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals C
FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts C
FNSACC514* Prepare financial reports for corporate entities* C
FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures C
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information C
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships E
FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools E
FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry E
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities E
FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context 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.
FNSACC514* Prepare financial reports for corporate entities*
  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
Accounting Courses - Entry Requirements

For entry to this course, Students must complete following six units, or their equivalent prior to commencing studies:

  • 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;
  • OR:
  • FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting
  • OR
  • FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

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.

Accounting Courses - 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 providing financial and business performance information, preparing tax documentation for individuals, managing budgets and forecasts, preparing financial reports for corporate entities, providing management accounting information, preparing financial forecasts and projections, applying legal principles in consumer and contract law and complying with financial services legislation and industry codes of practice, overall working effectively in the accounting industry.
Education Pathways from the Qualification
On successful completion of this qualification students are encouraged to undertake studies in the Advanced Diploma of Accounting or any other Diplomas in the Finance Services Training Package for various specialisations or an Advanced Diploma in a related field. 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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