Advanced Diploma of Accounting

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 parameters.

Duration52 Weeks
National CodeFNS60222
CRICOS Code111458J
Delivery ModeFace-to-face: 13.5hrs/week
Online: 6.5hrs/week
Tuition Fee$10,000
Enrolment Fee*$200
Material Fee*$200
*Non-refundable

Course Structure

CodeTitleCore/ Elective
FNSINC612Interpret and use financial statistics and toolsCore
FNSACC634Monitor corporate governance activitiesCore
FNSINC611Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industryCore
FNSACC613Prepare and analyse management accounting informationElective
FNSACC601Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entitiesElective
FNSACC603Implement tax plans and evaluate tax obligationsElective
FNSACC608Evaluate organisation’s financial performanceElective
FNSACC609Evaluate financial riskElective
FNSACC521Provide financial and business performance informationElective
FNSACC522Prepare tax documentation for individualsElective
FNSACC523Manage budgets and forecastsElective
FNSACC524Prepare financial reports for corporate entitiesElective
FNSACC526Implement and maintain internal control proceduresElective
FNSACC527Provide management accounting informationElective
   Note: Electives are pre-selected

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be 18 years old or older and meet the following requirement:

Prior to commencing this qualification an individual must have completed the following qualifications (or equivalent):

  • FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting; or its superseded version FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or equivalent, provided the listed elective unit BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets (or equivalent) has been completed by those seeking to enrol.

English proficiency requirement:

  • IELTS overall score 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 46
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) score of 45

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

  • AIC staff will review an applicant’s language, literacy and numeracy skills during the application process with writing tasks and one-on-one interviews. If the review determines the applicant would benefit from a thorough language, literacy and numeracy skill assessment, AIC staff will discuss further options with the applicant as outlined in its Enrolment Policy.

Pathways from the qualification:

A further learning pathway could be studying in relevant higher education programs. Learners should establish relevant qualifications and any credit arrangements that may apply in order to make appropriate elective choices in this qualification.

Graduates with proper employability skills should be able to work as an accounts manager.

Note: Persons seeking tax agent registration should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.