FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 099419K


This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including tax agents, accounts payable and accounts receivable officers, payroll service providers, and employees performing a range of accounting tasks for organisations in a range of 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 provide guidance to others within defined guidelines.


Management accountant, tax accountant, finance analyst, corporate accountant.


Advanced Diploma of Accounting, Business or Accounting Degree, Guaranteed entry to La Trobe University and credits for 8 units.

Course Delivery

Classroom, Online and Flexible Delivery available. This course is an approved VET Student Loan course. The Vet Student Loan maximum tuition fee cap is $5,000. For more information: https://www.sunitafe.edu.au/vet-fee-help-vet-student-loans. Blended Learning, Classroom based. This TAS anticipates that students will come with suitable units (3) to credit transfer into the Diploma, and as such plans delivery of six core and two elective units from the qualification. Students have completed a minimum of seven units of the Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping and therefor have all the foundation skills and knowledge. The blended learning method involves students pre-reading materials and reviewing resources prior to attending class. Delivery consists of a small lecture to cover the main components and then a practical workshop to enable students to practice their skills before attempting the assessment. There is a lot of overlap between the topics and the course has been structured in a way to group subjects together where there are common themes and knowledge. This course is currently in transition; the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and further information will be provided upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Entry Requirements

Each applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-training Review before enrolling to help confirm if the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about skills, knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and employment goals. Completion of the following seven units, or their equivalent, which constitute the requirements for 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 BSBFIA401 Prepare Financial Reports or Completion of FNS40615 - Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent or Completion of FNS40215 - Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent or Completion of FNS40217 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Expected Time to Complete

6 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information 60 $60.00
FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals 80 $60.00
FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts 40 $75.00
FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities 70 $60.00
FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures 40 $60.00
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information 60 $60.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports 50 $30.00
BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets 50 $40.00
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 60 $40.00
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems 50 $60.00
FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry 60 $80.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $3,229
Concession $1,146
RPL Government Subsidised $1,953
RPL Concession $391
RPL Self-funded $2,604
Self-Funded $3,880

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See www.freetafe.vic.gov.au.

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
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Intake Campus Course Details
2023 June Mildura Campus International, , Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Mid Year, INTAKE CLOSED
2023 June Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Mid Year, INTAKE CLOSED