Diploma of Accounting – International

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Course Code FNS50217
Course Title Diploma of Accounting
CRICOS Code 098017C
Duration 52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays)
Main Intake Dates

February, April, July, October

Location CBD Campus – 400 Queen Street, Melbourne

Program Overview

This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other 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 guidance to others within defined guidelines.

Program Structure


Assessment methods may include:

  • Project/Assignment
  • Written assessment tasks
  • Scenarios
  • Workplace case studies
  • Roleplays and observations

Units of Competency

The FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting requires 11 units of competency:

Core Units

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

Elective Units

FNSPAY501 – Process salary packaging arrangements and additional allowances in payroll
FNSPAY503 – Process complex employee terminations in payroll
FNSACC601 – Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities*
BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports
FNSACC609 – Evaluate Financial Risk*


The units that are highlighted have pre-requisite units to be completed prior to commencing the qualification.
* pre-requisite units

Prerequisite unit for FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities are following

  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

Prerequisite unit for FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities is

  • FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals.

Prerequisite unit for FNSACC609 Evaluate Financial Risk* is

  • FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information.

** Units included in the Tax Practitioners Board approved course in Australian taxation law:

FNSSS00008 Taxation law for tax agents Skill Set (Tax documentation) – FNSACC502 and FNSACC601


Entry Requirements

Students must satisfy the following Age, English and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 18 years or over.
  • English Proficiency Level: an IELTS Band 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake a TMG English language test.
  • Academic: Successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent.


Your career in Accounting

The qualification presents graduates with various opportunities for employment and further education. You will be able to seek roles in a range of jobs including:

  • Finance Assistant
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Senior Financial Clerk
  • Tax Agent / Advisor
  • Accounts Manager/Administration
  • Australian Taxation law (Tax agents)


Course Fee


Other Fees Estimated Fees
Material Fee $200