FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting

CRICOS Code: 096690G

Course Description

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional identification. At this level individuals are expected to apply theoretical and technical skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad but generally well-defined parameters.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the Board.


Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include: FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting


with vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification.

Pathways from the qualification

igher Education qualifications

Employment Opportunities

Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include professional accounting job roles in financial

services and other industries including:

  • introducing and maintaining accounting systems
  • maintaining internal control systems
  • preparing tax returns
  • reporting on business performance

Mode of Study

    The mode of study includes:

    • Classroom based face-to- face training
    • Self-study during the duration of the course

    Assessment Methods

    Assessment methods include written tests, projects, and observations.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

A learner may be able to apply for RPL if they have gained competency from work, other programs, courses, life experience or training provided at work that is relevant to the course. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • Satisfactorily completed year 12 or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience within a relevant accounting industry may also be considered for entry into the course.

    Nationally Recognized Training

    Course Contents/ Units of Competency

    FNSACC604 Monitor corporate governance activities CORE UNITS
    FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industryCORE UNITS
    FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools CORE UNITS
    BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reportsELECTIVE UNITS
    FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports ELECTIVE UNIT
    FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information ELECTIVE UNIT
    FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals**ELECTIVE UNIT
    FNSACC504*1 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities ELECTIVE UNIT
    FNSACC506Implement and maintain internal control procedures ELECTIVE UNIT
    FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information ELECTIVE UNIT
    FNSACC613*3 Prepare and analyse management accounting informationELECTIVE UNIT
    FNSFM505 Comply with financial services legislation and industry codes of practice ELECTIVE UNIT
    FNSORG602 Develop and manage financial systems ELECTIVE UNIT
    FNSACC602*2 Audit and report on financial systems and records ELECTIVE UNIT

    Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts

    *1 The following are prerequisite units for FNSACC504:

    • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
    • FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

    The following is a prerequisite unit for FNSACC602:

    • FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures

    *3 The following is prerequisite unit for FNSACC613:

    • FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information

    ** Units included in the Tax Practitioners Board approved course in Australian taxation law

    Training Product Status Superseded
    Training Product Release Date22 April 2015

    64 Weeks (48 weeks of tuition and a maximum of 16 weeks holiday breaks)

    Campus Location

    Ground Floor, 313 –- 315 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Victoria 3000


    Phone: 0061-3-9629 3693
    Fax: 0061-3-9629 7146

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