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

Flexible/Online. The Flexible/Online program provides a wide variety of resources to assist students to develop independent learning and to practice the skills and knowledge they develop through-out the course. Students are provided with the opportunity to have contact with their assessor via Zoom, emails, phone calls and also face to face. This course is an approved VET Student Loan course. The Vet Student Loan maximum tuition fee cap is $5,000. For more information: .

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. Completion of the following seven units, or their equivalent, which constitute the requirements for FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set: BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports, 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, or Completion of FNS40615 - Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent, or Completion of FNS40215 - Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent or FNS40217 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

Expected Time to Complete

6 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours
FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information 60
FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals 80
FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts 40
FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities 70
FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures 40
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information 60
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports 50
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 60
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems 50
FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry 60

Course Assessment

  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
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 $3,512 $3,512
Concession $1,268 $1,268
RPL Government Subsidised $1,302 $1,302
RPL Concession $285 $285
RPL Self-funded $1,953 $1,953
Self-Funded $4,163 $4,163

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

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.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2020 July Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Diploma Semester 2
2020 July Mildura Campus International, Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Semester 2