Diploma of Accounting

This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries. This course provides student with a solid grounding in the accounting discipline. Students will develop practical skills in financial accounting, budgeting, maintaining internal control system, management accounting, financial forecasting, and taxation and accounting information systems. Student will build skills in dynamic business tools such as spreadsheets and computerised accounting software.

Duration 65 Weeks 
National Code FNS50217 
CRICOS Code 099404F 
Delivery Mode Face-to-face: 15hrs/week
Online: 5hrs/week 
Tuition Fee $10,000 
Enrolment Fee* $200 

Course Structure

The following unit of competencies are covered in this course:

  • FNSACC511 – Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC512 – Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC513 – Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC514 – Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC516 – Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC517 – Provide management accounting information
  • FNSORG505 – Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirements
  • FNSACC505 – Establish and maintain accounting information systems
  • FNSACC311 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports
  • BSBLDR402 – Lead effective workplace relationships

Entry Requirements

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

  • Satisfactory completion of the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set:
    -BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
    -FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    -FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    -FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
    -FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    -FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
    -FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems


  • Satisfactory completion of FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping or its superseded versions (FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting)

English proficiency requirement:
One of the following English test results or equivalent must be met:

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

Pathways from the qualification: 

Students who undertake the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting is provided with advice of further training options. Students who gain this qualification can further their study in the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting or find employment as a/an:

  • Accounts team leader
  • Payroll team leader