FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set

Short Course


FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set is an excellent option for students who have a desire to pathway to a higher accounting qualification. It is an entry requirement of FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting; and a partial entry requirement for FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Two units from FNSSS00014 FNSACC311 & BSBFIA401 are credited towards FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting. This course is relevant to: Bookkeepers wishing to undertake formal qualification, Those working in accounting support roles who wish to enhance their current skills and knowledge, Mature age students with a desire to work in the financial services industry and School leavers


This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in various roles in many different industries. Industries from farming to retail to engineering to government and everything in between are required to keep financial records by law. This makes the scope of employment very broad for those who have accounting studies behind them. Some examples of job roles include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll officer, Assistant Accountant, Bookkeeper, BAS Agent.


Diploma of Accounting, Advanced Diploma of Accounting, Bachelor.

Course Delivery

This qualification is delivered classroom based over 19 weeks, four days per week. Three days are face-to-face delivery, and one day is workshop-based assessment, with teacher supervision.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to determine individual student needs, their ACSF core skills profile and suitability to this course. In addition to the Pre-training review, the students will need to participate in a one on one interview with one of the accounting teachers. The results of the Pre-Training Review and interview will be known before the student commences in training and will be used to determine the suitability and appropriateness of the course to the student's needs – refer Pre-Training Review Procedure. All students are required to have computer and internet access, SuniTAFE provides student access to computers and internet through the Library.

Expected Time to Complete

5 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports 50 $45.00
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 60 $35.00
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers 40 $45.00
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry 40 $25.00
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 80 $35.00
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements 50 $50.00
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems 45 $60.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this course.

Indicative Fees

RPL Self-funded $1,150
Self-Funded $2,328

Intake Campus Course Details
2021 April Mildura Campus Part Time, Blended Delivery, Full Year