Diploma of Accounting

Course Code FNS50217
Course Title Diploma of Accounting
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Monthly
Duration 1 Year (Non-Traineeship)
2 Years (Traineeship)
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee

Course Overview

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting 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.

Course 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

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Applicant will be required to successfully complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Learning (ACSF Level 4), reading (ACSF Level 4), writing (ACSF Level 4), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 4) are desirable to participate in the course.



After achieving the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting, a further learning pathway utilising qualifications such as the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting would support career progression.

Your Career

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:

  • Senior Financial Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Administration Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Assistant Accountant


Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Full Fee
Traineeship  $3,690.00  $738.00  $7,380.00
Non-Traineeship  $3,690.00  $738.00  $7,380.00


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* Eligibility criteria applies
* Material fees may apply
* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment