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FNS50217 - 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. Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law, which are relevant for registration as a tax agent. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

VET Student Loan Information

VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units.

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Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $5302 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $4873 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $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

Completion of the BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment

Completion of six units or equivalent which constitute the requirements for the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill set (see Pre-Requisites)

or

Completion of FNS40615 Cert IV Accounting or equivalent

or

Completion of FNS40215 Cert IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent

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.

The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles with duties such as - Accounts payable team leader, Accounts receivable team leader, Collections supervisor, Payroll team leader/Manager 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

Learners have a finish date for individual units but may complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. As most students will undertake this distance program on a part-time basis, the duration for the full qualification will vary. The course can typically be completed in 18 months, based on approximately 1200 hours of learning.

  • Online
Core

It is recommended that students enrol in a maximum of two units per term. Students must complete all core units.

FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information More Information Training.gov Details
Elective

Students must complete 5 electives that can be chosen from the list above. Up to 2 units can be selected from a Cert IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any currently endorsed training package.

FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets More Information Training.gov Details
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports More Information Training.gov Details
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets More Information Training.gov Details
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry More Information Training.gov Details
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations More Information Training.gov Details

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 FNSACC511 - Provide financial and business performance information
2 FNSACC512 - Prepare tax documentation for individuals
3 FNSACC513 - Manage budgets and forecasts
4 FNSACC514 - Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
5 FNSACC516 - Implement and maintain internal control procedures
6 FNSACC517 - Provide management accounting information

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
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
Project
RPL
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
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details
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