FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

This qualification reflects professional 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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law, which are relevant for registration as a tax agent. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

This qualification provides participants with the skills to obtain occupational positions such as:

  • Accounts team leader
  • Payroll team leader
  • Assistant accountant

 

Course code FNS52017
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode classroom-based
Duration International –  52 weeks (All the course for International students are run over 2.5 days for a minimum of 20 hours per week)

Domestic – 52 weeks approximately (may vary depending on the cohort and industry requirements)

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RTO requirements

Domestic students

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.

Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.

International Students

The entry requirements for international students:

  • Must be 18 years old or over
  • Completed year 11 or equivalent
  • Minimum score of 5.5 – IELTS, 46 – TOEFL, 42 – PTE, 47 CAE score or equivalent

Training Package

Completion of the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set;

OR

Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent;

OR

Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent.

International –  52 weeks (All the course for International students are run over 2.5 days for a minimum of 20 hours per week)

Domestic – 52 weeks approximately (may vary depending on the cohort and industry requirements)

** Please note: duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the number of contact days per week.

Visit our funding and fees page for more information.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include:

  • FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting

Employment or occupational pathway

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Accounts team leader
  • Payroll team leader
  • Assistant accountant

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

Assessment will be either a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway or a Training and Assessment pathway.

For a Training and Assessment pathway, participants are advised of the assessment requirements at the start of each training session.

Students not achieving competency in any of the assessments will be required to undertake another assessment under the terms and conditions of ETEA’s reassessment policy.

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.

 

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*** For SA, CRICOS students rolling intakes and to contact the College for next available date.

Enrolments close on Wednesday 12th August at 5pm. Contact the College to book an enrolment appointment.

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 11 units

6 core units plus 5 elective units.

(NB: Elective units may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements)

 

 

Unit Code Unit Name
Core
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 (Prerequisite units: BSBFIA401 and FNSACC311)
FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
Electives
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems
FNSFMK505 Comply with financial services legislation and industry codes of practice
FNSINC503 Identify situations requiring complex ethical decision making
FNSINC504 Apply ethical frameworks and principles to make and act upon decisions
FNSPAY501 Process salary packaging arrangements and additional allowances in payroll

 

** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.