Diploma of Accounting

This qualification reflects 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.

Duration52 Weeks
National CodeFNS50222
CRICOS Code111457K
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
BSBTEC402Design and produce complex spreadsheetsCore
FNSACC521Provide financial and business performance informationCore
FNSACC522Prepare tax documentation for individualsCore
FNSACC523Manage budgets and forecastsCore
FNSACC524Prepare financial reports for corporate entitiesCore
FNSACC526Implement and maintain internal control proceduresCore
FNSACC527Provide management accounting informationCore
FNSORG515Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirementsElec
FNSACC505Establish and maintain accounting information systemsElec
FNSACC321Process financial transactions and extract interim reportsElec
FNSACC322Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgersElec
   Note: Electives are pre-selected

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be 18 years old or older and meet one of the following requirements:

Prior to commencing this qualification an individual must have completed the following units of competency (or equivalent).

  • FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports (this unit is the equivalent version of BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports).

These competencies may have been achieved through completion of the following (or their equivalent):

  • FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set, OR:
  • FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

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:

Students who undertake the FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting are provided with advice of further training options. Students who gain this qualification can further their study in the FNS60222 Advanced Diploma of Accounting or find employment as a/an:

  • Accounts team leader
  • Payroll team leader
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Finance Sector Supervisor