Course Summary

Advanced Diploma of Accounting, delivered at Westminster College, is a nationally recognised course. This course is structured to equip students with a range of specific accounting knowledge and skills such as maintaining accounting systems, managing and controlling company’s finance, preparing financial statements for a reporting entity, preparing tax returns, reporting on business performance, and preparing management accounting reports. This course offers a useful and practical qualification for students interested in a career in Finance, Accounting, and Commerce. Students will also develop employability skills required by industry such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving and self-management. This qualification is made up of core and elective units. The course is delivered over two year which includes 72 weeks (i.e. 8 terms) of teaching and 32 weeks of holiday.

Course Details


Applicants seeking to enrol in this course must satisfy the following English and Academic requirements:

Must be 18 years of age or over

English Proficiency Level
IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent

Academic Qualifications
Satisfactory completion of primary and secondary education of approximately 12 years duration

There are entry requirements for this course, but it would be advantageous to have completed prior study in Australia.

For further information about the qualification please refer to the FNS National Training Package available from

Completion of both FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set and FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set
Completion of FNS50215 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent;
Completion of FNS50217 Certificate IV in Accounting

52 weeks consisting of 36 weeks (9-week term) of face-to-face study and 16 weeks of holiday.

Full time 20-hour face-to-face per week basis

The College is located at the heart of the city of Sydney. The college is 10 minutes walking distances from the Town hall train station and only 2 minutes walking distances from public bus stops.

The college has excellent teaching and computer facilities to support delivery. These include:

  • Class Rooms with white board, computers and data projectors
  • Computer labs with appropriate software including;
  • MYOB, MS Words, Excel and Power Point and high speed broadband internet
  • A student library with text and other reference materials which are available for use in the College and to borrow
  • Access to printer, fax and scanner
  • The college also has student amenities such as a lunch break area and kitchen with hot water and microwave.

The College provides trainers sets of workbooks to take to the class for students to use and work on their assessment and other class activities. The books must be returned to the trainer at the end of the class.

Course Structure

Unit Code Competency Unit Name
FNSACC624 Monitor corporate governance activities
FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in Consumer and contract law.
FNSACC606 Conduct Internal Audit
FNSACC605 Implement organisational improvement programs
FNSACC602 Audit and report on financial systems and records
Unit Code Competency Unit Name
FNSACC608 Evaluate organisation's financial performance
FNSACC609 Evaluate financial risk
FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
FNSACC603 Implement tax plans and evaluate tax obligations
FNSACC610 Develop and implement financial strategies
FNSACC613 Prepare and analyse management accounting information
FNSACC614 Prepare complex corporate financial reports

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Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates can seek to purse various opportunities including employment in a range of roles and further education. The job roles the graduates will be able to seek include:

  • Accountant
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Administration manager
  • Small business advisor
  • Senior Financial Officer
  • Office Manager

Graduates can also apply for further study in relevant higher education programs such as Graduate certificates and Bachelors’s degrees.

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