About the course

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional identification. At this level individuals are expected to apply theoretical and technical skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad but generally well-defined parameters.

Career Opportunities

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

  • Accountant
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Managerial Accountant
  • Senior financial clerk

Entry Requirements

International students must satisfy the following conditions:

  • An overall IELTS band 6.0 (with no individual band below 5.5) or equivalent
  • 18 years and above with a High School Certificate (Year 12)
  • Completion of FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting – There are prerequisites to 9 units in this qualification; students must complete the prerequisite units as part of FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting before enrolling in FNS60215


This course will be delivered over 48 weeks, which comprises of 40 academic weeks and 8 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 = 14

3 core units plus
11 elective units

FNSACC604Monitor corporate governance activities
FNSINC601Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
FNSINC602Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
FNSACC603*Implement tax plans and evaluate tax obligations**
FNSACC608*Evaluate organisation’s financial performance
FNSACC602*Audit and report on financial systems and records
FNSACC613*Prepare and analyse management accounting information
FNSACC614*Prepare complex corporate financial reports
FNSACC609*Evaluate financial risk
FNSACC601*Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities**
FNSORG602Develop and manage financial systems
FNSACC606*Conduct internal audit
FNSACC610*Develop and implement financial strategies
FNSACC605Implement organisational improvement programs

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

*Note the following prerequisite unit requirements:

Unit in this qualificationPrerequisite unit
FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entitiesFNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC602 Audit and report on financial systems and recordsFNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC603 Implement tax plans and evaluate tax complianceFNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC606 Conduct internal auditFNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC608 Evaluate organisation’s financial performanceFNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC609 Evaluate financial riskFNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC610 Develop and implement financial strategiesFNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC613 Prepare and analyse management accounting informationFNSACC507 Provide management accounting information
FNSACC614 Prepare complex corporate financial reportsFNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities


Upon successful completion of FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting, the student may pursue higher education programs at university level.

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

Please refer to International fees schedule on our website

Study locations

Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne