About the course

The purpose of this course is to prepare individuals for 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.

Career Opportunities

Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this course may include the following roles:

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Tax agent
  • Senior Finance clerk

Entry Requirements

International students must satisfy the following conditions:

  • An overall IELTS band 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0) or equivalent.
  • 18 years and above with a High School Certificate (Year 12)


This course will be delivered over 40 weeks, which comprises of 34 study weeks and 6 weeks of holiday.

Delivery mode and Assessment

The course is delivered over 20 hours per week. It consists of two 8-hour days face to face in a classroom setting and 4 hours of online/distance course work.

Assessments may be conducted through a combination of written questions and answers, case studies, role-plays, and demonstrations.

An average of 15-20 hours of self-study per week is also required in this course.

Course Structure

Total number of units = 11
6 core unit plus
5 elective units

FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information (core)
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals (core)
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts (core)
FNSACC504* Prepare financial reports for corporate entities (core)
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures (core)
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information (core)
BSBFIA401^ Prepare financial reports (elective)
FNSACC301^ Process financial transactions and extract interim reports (elective)
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development (elective)
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets (elective)
FNSACC401 Process business tax requirements (elective)

*Note the following prerequisite unit requirements:

Unit in this qualificationPrerequisite unit
FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entitiesBSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

^ Note the students who have already completed the prerequisite and other elective units as part of FNS40615  Certificate IV in Accounting will be offered the following alternate elective units

Elective Unit in this qualificationAlternate Elective unit
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports financial reportsBSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reportsBSBRSK501 Manage risk


Upon successful completion of FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting, the student may pursue FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting or a range of other Advanced Diploma qualifications in the FNS or BSB training package.

Recognition of Prior Learning

We offer everyone the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at enrolment. Students may be granted credit or partial credit in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or prior training.

Fees & Intakes

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Study locations

Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne