Advanced Diploma of Accounting

National Code: FNS60217; CRICOS code: 097442E
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 welldefined parameters.

Entry Requirements:
1. English language/literacy/numeracy requirements:
International students applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:
   i) either a minimum IELTS test score of 5.5 or 65 score in TOEFL or equivalent;
Results older than two years are not acceptable, OR
   ii) to provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States, OR

2. Academic requirements:
For entry into this qualification, both domestic and international students should have completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent. In addition, all students should have completed the Completion of both FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set and FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set; OR Completion of FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting; OR Completion of FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting. The entry requirement can be met by evidence of equivalent competency to either of the above through recognition of prior learning (RPL).

3. Age requirements:
International students must be 18 years of age or above at the time of their course commencement at the Institute. For under 18 students, they should have acceptable arrangements for their accommodation, support and general welfare for the duration of the student visa or until they turn 18 (whichever happens first) as per the ESOS Act and National Code. In case of domestic students, if the applicant has not completed Year 12 or Diploma of Accounting or higher, the applicant must successfully complete the Institute's language and numeracy test, be aged 18 or over and demonstrate through an enrolment interview, either in person or by phone, that they have the skills and ability to succeed in their chosen course.

Pathways to and from information:
Preferred pathway for entering into this qualification would be Diploma of Accounting. After completing this qualification, participants may seek relevant employment opportunities as a senior accountant or similar role, or take any other training options. A further learning pathway could be Bachelors of Accounting or any Bachelors level qualification in financial services industry.

Course structure:
This qualification will be completed in 78 weeks (including 18 weeks of breaks and holidays). Students will need to complete 14 units of competency (3 core and 11 elective) to attain the qualification.

Unit Code  Unit Name
FNSACC624 Monitor corporate governance activities
FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
FNSACC613 Prepare and analyse management accounting information
FNSACC608 Evaluate organisation’s financial performance
FNSACC605 Implement organisational improvement programs
FNSACC602 Audit and report on financial systems and records
BSBFIM601 Manage finances
BSBMKG608 Develop organisational marketing objectives
FNSORG602 Develop and manage financial systems
FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
BSBFIA412 Report on financial activity
BSBMKG515 Conduct marketing audit
BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances

Course delivery:
Students appear in face-to-face tuition of a minimum of 15 hours per week within an institution-based environment plus five hours per week through on-line delivery. Delivery of this qualification will combine theory-based material and practical sessions involving small discussion groups, individual and team activities and practical projects. Throughout the training program participants will be provided with training and resource materials that contain various worksheets, handouts, additional reading materials (where required) and the assessment tasks. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a nationally recognized Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217) qualification.

Each unit of competency involves assessment tasks conducted in a range of contexts. Assessment methods include:

  • Written questions answers
  • Case study/written report
  • Projects/written assignments
  • Presentations/observations

Course fees:
Total Course Fee: A$15000 (A$2500 per term)
Note: The Course Money may change during a student’s enrolment. At least 30 days’ notice will be provided to all students when Course Fees have changed.
Note: It is a requirement that an international student must have a valid health insurance cover for the duration of their visa.

Delivery site: Level 2, 133-135 Oxford St, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022, Australia

ESOS framework:
The ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice 2007 for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students which protects overseas students and uphold high quality standards of education within Australian Education Institutions. For further information, please refer to: