Version Effective: 4th of March, 2019
Version Effective: 4th of March, 2019

FNSSS00014 - Accounting Principles Skills Set

Course Details

Course Summary

This skill set is designed for workers in accounting and bookkeeping job roles who use knowledge of accounting principles to perform a range of analytical tasks in a variety of industries.


Entry Requirements

No Entry Requirements


Course Details

Course Type Skill set
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $2,800.00 (2022)
$2,912.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit $400.00 (2022)
$416.00 (2023)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Accountancy
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

The units of competency in this skill set provide credit towards:

FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

Completion of this FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set is an entry requirement of FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 7 core units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.

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. This course can typically be completed in 8 months, based on approximately 700 hours of learning.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
Core

Students should follow the sequence of units as outlined.

Please note units FNSTPB401 and FNSTPB402 include a supervised exam. These exams must be undertaken on-campus.

Students must achieve competency in all 7 units to gain entry into FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.

FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers More Information Training.gov Details
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system More Information Training.gov Details
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements More Information Training.gov Details
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems 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 FNSACC311 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
2 FNSACC312 - Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
3 BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
4 FNSACC408 - Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
5 FNSACC416 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
6 FNSTPB401 - Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
7 FNSTPB402 - Establish and maintain payroll systems


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Project
RPL
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
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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
December: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
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
December: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
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
December: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2022 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
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
December: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2023 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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More Details

Please Note:  Students with Apple Mac computers must contact the teacher (details below) prior to enrolling in any of the units.

Teacher Details: Peta Hardy Email: p.hardy@cqu.edu.au  Ph: 07 4940 3308


Enrolment Advice

You should NOT enrol in FNSTPB401 or FNSTPB411 and FNSTPB402 or FNSTPB412 simultaneously in the same intake period.  

(Note:  FNSTPB401 and FNSTPB402 are in transition to FNSTPB411 and FNSTPB412)


Tax Practitioner's Board (TPB) Requirements

The Tax Practioner's Board (TPB) requires a minimum of 40% of the assessment for both of these units to be supervised.  Please contact your teacher for further information.