Course Overview

Qualification Code: FNS60217 | CRICOS Course Code: 097390A

At the completion of course, students will have:

Ability to apply accounting solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

Ability to apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate own work and guidance to others within defined guidelines in financial services and other industries.

This course is particularly targeted at those:

  • Individuals aspiring to build career in financial services more specifically accounting or bookkeeping
  • Individuals wanting to acquire the essential accounting skills in the area of stockbroking, auditing, finance, taxation, management of information systems and financial planning and management for businesses
  • Individuals wishing to upgrade accounting skills in line with current best business practice
  • Persons who are seeking to be promoted or who are currently employed seeking to become a senior employee in accounting or finance division
  • Workplace Trainers and Assessors who have the industry experience within the sector wishing to be able to train and assess in this vocational area
  • Persons who are fully experienced within this vocational area and are seeking formal recognition of their existing skills in accounting
  • International students who are wishing to gain a qualification in accounting to work in a variety of accounting and finance positions.


Sydney, Brisbane

Entry Requirements:

  • be 18 years or older; and
  • have completed Year 12 or its equivalent with suitable English language skills.
  • International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Completion of both FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set and FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set;
OR Completion of FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting;
OR Completion of FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.

Course Duration:

52 weeks. Full-time, 20 hours per week.

Qualification Awarded:

At the successful completion of this course the participant will receive an Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60217. Those students who do not complete this course or who are deemed not yet competent in units will still receive a Statement of Attainment for all units completed.

Career outcomes:

Attainment of this qualification may enable the participant to fill positions in Assistant Accountant, Budget Officer.

Pathways for further study:

After achieving this qualification candidates may choose to undertake studies at higher education level.

Course Structure

This qualification is made up of 14 units of competency (3 core units and 11 elective units).

3 Core Units


Monitor corporate governance activities
Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

11 Elective Units


Prepare tax documentation for individuals
Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
Implement tax plans and evaluate tax obligations
Provide financial and business performance information
Evaluate business performance
Evaluate organisation’s financial performance
Implement and maintain internal control procedures
Audit and report on financial systems and records
Conduct internal audit
Provide management accounting information
Prepare and analyse management accounting information

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