FNS50215 - Diploma of Accounting

Course Details

Course Summary

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. This course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed for professional accounting job roles in the financial services and other related industries. Throughout your studies, you will learn how to establish and operate a computerised accounting system, maintain financial reports, manage budgets and forecasts, prepare income tax returns and establish business networks.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4994 (2018)
$5302 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $4587 (2018)
$4873 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $4158 (2018)
$4411 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $482 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $443 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $401 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Accountancy
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Successful completion of this course could lead to employment in the accounting or business field in roles such as Accountant Assistant or Budget Officer. Upon Successful completion of the Diploma of Accounting students may wish to consider progressing to a Bachelor of Accounting.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 6 core units
  2. Complete 5 elective units
Standard Course Structure

12 - 18 months

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
Core
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals More Information
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts More Information
FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities More Information
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures More Information
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information More Information
FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information More Information
Elective
Study Sequence Online - enrol into one unit at a time, as per the following order: FNSACC301 BSBFIA401 All remaining units can be completed in any order.
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems More Information
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships More Information
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets More Information
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports More Information
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
2 BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information
FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Project
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Online

This course is in transition. See below for further information.
12 - 18 months
This course is available online with teaching support available through discussion forums, email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and must have 6 - 10 hours per week available for study for each unit. There are additional Resource Requirements for this course.

Important Information: VET STUDENT LOAN IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE for this course as it is in transition.  

This qualification is being superseded by FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting and is not equivalent.  The new Diploma will be available in January 2019.  The new qualification will have Entry Requirements so students wishing to enrol in the new Diploma will need to have completed the following skill set of units:
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkepping industry
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

If these units have not been completed students will have to have Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or Accounting to enter the new Diploma.  

New Students
Students wishing to start their studies this year (2018) can enrol into the Certificate IV in Accounting to complete the six required units.  Once these have been completed students can transfer to the new Diploma of Accounting (available 2019).  

Current Students
Can either:
Complete the current version of the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215) by December 2019.
OR
Change their enrolment from Diploma of Accounting to Certificate IV in Accounting and complete the skill set of units required for the new Diploma of Accounting.  Once these units are successfully completed students can be enrolled into the new Diploma in 2019.  
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via 'Time to Pay' payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/currentstudent


ls what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.


Resource Requirements

As this is an online course, students will need access to a computer with good internet capacity. Students will also need to have access to a computer with the latest version of Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office with Access and MYOB AccountRight student edition V19.10.


Textbooks are an optional resource for this course as course materials are available online. If students would like to purchase and use optional textbooks, the teacher will supply the textbook details after enrolment. 

Contact Us


To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.