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FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

National ID: FNS50217 State ID: BDP8
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Crunch the numbers with a career as an accountant. 

Are you detail-oriented, organised and enjoy working in a structured environment? A career in numbers could be right for you. 

The Diploma of Accounting prepares you for a career as an accountant/bookkeeper, financial services manager or tax agent. Once completed, you will qualify to be accredited by the Institute of Public Accountants and the Association of Accounting Technicians. 

Throughout this course, you will learn how to prepare financial and tax documents, plan, budget and forecast, and review accounting controls and processes. You will learn in a simulated workplace environment and be assessed using real-life scenarios and organisational policies and procedures. If you are currently working in this field, you will have the option to use your own workplace documents for training and assessment.

An updated version of this qualification is being introduced in 2023. As we are committed to providing you with industry ready qualifications, new students will be enrolled into the latest version.

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in: 

  • Budgeting and forecasting 
  • Planning administrative systems 
  • Establishing working relationships 
  • Continuous improvement strategies 
  • Preparing financial reports 
  • Preparing tax documentation 
  • Reviewing internal accounting controls and processes 
  • Provision of accounting information to management
  • You are detail-oriented and organised 
  • You enjoy working with numbers
  • You like working in a structured environment 
  • You are a natural leader 

You are expected to undertake 10 hours of study per week when completing this course over a 14-month period. The training delivery will include a combination of self-paced study, tutorials and individual assessments.

This course has been designed to fit flexibly around your individual work commitments, providing sufficient time to trial, evaluate and improve on the skills and knowledge you are developing.

  • Completion of the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set OR completion of Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping or equivalent
  • Computerised accounting skills 
  • Understanding of setting up and processing payroll and BAS 
  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills
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
BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Accountant/bookkeeper 
  • Financial services manager 
  • Tax agent 

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab)

  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting (external) 
  • University studies, such as a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce 



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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus
Course fee $3,375.70

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