Course Summary

The Diploma of Accounting is nationally recognised course. This course is structured to provide students with a range of specific accounting knowledge and skills such as maintaining accounting systems, maintaining internal control systems, 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 a year which includes 36 weeks (i.e. 4 terms) of teaching and 16 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 the following six (6) UOC, or their equivalent, which constitute the requirements for the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set:

  • 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; OR Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent; OR Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent;

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
FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
Unit Code Competency Unit Name
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems
BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
FNSORG515 Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirements
FNSORG506 Prepare financial forecasts and projections

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Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are eligible 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:

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Inventory, payroll, accounts receivable and payable clerk
  • Bookeper
  • Account Managers
  • Administration Managers

Graduates can also apply for Advanced Diploma OF Accounting or Bachelor studies to pursue further educational achievement

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