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  • FNS50215

Diploma of Accounting

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students
At a glance

At a glance

Take your understanding of accounting and finance to the next level with this high-level qualification. This course is ideal for people seeking employment in the accounting, business and finance sectors.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Finance Manager
  • Auditor
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Office Manager
  • BAS Agent
COURSE OUTCOME

FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the next step in your career in accounting and finance with this diploma qualification for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. This course will give you the fundamental knowledge and advanced skills to interact competently within accounting, business and finance industries. The accounting services industry has grown over the past five years on the back of steady economic growth and increasing demand for industry-specific expertise.

This course will give you fundamental knowledge and advanced skills to work within the always changing field of business and accounting. You will develop an advanced understanding of budget management and forecasting, financial reporting, and income tax returns, as well as learn how to provide management accounting advice. Our industry-experienced teaching staff will provide you with real-world skills which can be readily transferred to the highly competitive sector of accounting and finance.

Successful completion of this course meets the minimum academic requirements with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) for registration as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) agent. Completion also provides great articulation opportunities into higher education courses with a range of universities.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
FNSACC507
Provide management accounting information
FNSACC506
Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC504
Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC503
Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC502
Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC501
Provide financial and business performance information

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
FNSACC403
Make decisions in a legal context
FNSACC301
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
BSBLDR501
Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBFIA401
Prepare financial reports

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course..

Selection criteria

Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age, or turning 18 years of age within their first year of study. Students require a completed Year 12 or equivalent, or, non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies.

Resources required

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.
You are required to have access to (e.g. a calculator, a laptop or tablet device with Internet access and Microsoft Office of 2013 or later version, a USB, a headset including microphone

Need to know

This program has been superseded by FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting endorsed 13 February 2018. TAFE Queensland plans to commence this qualification during semester 2 of 2018. 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland