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The Nationally Recognised FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting is a direct entry course that allows graduates to perform assistant accountant and senior bookkeeping roles, such as a Financial Clerk or BAS Agent*.

According to the Australian Government Job Outlook, accounting and finance roles are expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years as the demand for skilled financial and business advisors grows.

Graduates of this accredited course will be able to proficiently complete complex accounting tasks, coordinate and evaluate their own work, whilst also providing guidance to others.

Graduates will also be able to complete skilled duties such as providing financial and business performance information, preparing tax documentation for individuals, managing budgets and forecasts, preparing financial reports for corporate entities, implementing and maintain internal control procedures, providing management accounting information, and more.

Course summary

Course code
Qualification gained
Diploma of Accounting
Nationally recognised
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Course fees
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Flexible duration
Up to 18 months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
Short answer questions

Career opportunities

  • Senior Financial Clerk
  • Office Manager
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • BAS Agent*

*Units 10 and 11 of this course fulfil the requirement to become a BAS Agent.

Course units

Prepare financial reports
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
Establish and maintain accounting information systems
Provide management accounting information
Prepare tax documentation for individuals
Manage budgets and forecasts
Implement and maintain internal control procedures
Provide financial and business performance information
Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
Establish and maintain a payroll system

Entry requirements

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.

Qualification pathways

  • Complete the required training and the assessment requirements
  • Have you studied a related course? Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Are you currently working in a related industry? Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
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They helped me to focus on the individual topics through the assignments and extract the most out of the course, making it directly relevant to the industry."

Marnie Bernard, 7th December 2014

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