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FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting

National ID FNS50222 State ID BHX1

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. 

accounting student working at computer with lecturer

CampusesBroome 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.

Study Mode On campus. Online/distance.


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 

This course consists of 11 units, including 7 core units and 4 elective units. You will be 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.

This program is offered part-time, via flexible external delivery. Students are provided with a calendar of online tutorials and access to one-on-one lecturer support via phone and email.

Students undertake self-directed learning and assessment tasks via access to an online learning platform. These training and assessment resources provide a simulated workplace environment including scenarios and organisational policies and procedures.

Students not currently employed in this field utilise the provided simulated environment for training and assessment activities. Students currently working in this field are given the option of using their workplace policies and practices, subject to lecturer approval.

Students are also required to purchase textbooks (using a booklist provided to them) and complete assessments activities based on these resources.

This program will follow a scheduled delivery calendar which includes clusters or groups of units delivered and assessed in one semester.

  • Students first complete Block 1 and then join the program as per the delivery calendar.
  • Students who complete units/clusters early will be provided with advance access to the next group of units.

Options for students who commence mid-term reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine if they will commence the units scheduled for the next term (increasing their study load for a short period of time) or will be provided with advance access to the units scheduled for the following term.

Accommodations for students seeking to undertake individual units outside of the scheduled delivery calendar will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine capacity.

Note: It is recommended that unit FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems is completed before FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statement tasks.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

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Duration 1 year
When Date 2024
Where Pundulmurra Campus


Duration 1 year
When Date 2024
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

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