Diploma Of Accounting

Accounting

Diploma of Accounting

Course Code
:
FNS50217
Department
:
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
:
JobTrainer, Free TAFE, Accounting
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(6 months)

Start Date(s): February 2022
End Date(s): 6 months from commencement
Days and Time: Three days per week
9:00am to 4:00pm

Course Overview

If you have an analytical mind and enjoy problem solving, a career in accounting could be perfect for you!

The accounting services industry has grown over the past five years creating employment opportunities for people with the right skills and qualifications across a wide range of businesses.

Accountants provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, and cost management, and provide advice on compliance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance.

The Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) is designed to give you the training and knowledge for a range of career pathways in the accounting, business and finance sectors. The course is nationally accredited and will give you some of the educational units required to become a registered Tax Agent.*

Our experienced teachers who are experts in their field will guide you through the program. You'll gain the skills and confident to perform a range of accounting services including:

  • Providing financial and business performance information
  • Preparing tax documentation for individuals
  • Managing budgets and forecasts
  • Preparing financial reports for corporate entitied
  • Providing management and accounting information.

Satisfactory completion of this course entitles you to join the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), one of the three peak accounting bodies representing accountants in Australia.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

If you want to continue your studies after you graduate, you can go on to complete the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217).

Our partnerships with leading Australian universities entitle graduates of this course to earn credits towards a degree. Learn more about university pathways here.

Kangan Institute also offers the following accounting courses:

Our course experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

* Visit the Australian Government Tax Practitioner Board website for more information about the eligibility requirements for becoming a Tax Agent.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
FNSACC511Provide financial and business performance information (FNSACC511)60
FNSACC512Prepare tax documentation for individuals (FNSACC512)80
FNSACC513Manage budgets and forecasts (FNSACC513)40
FNSACC514Prepare financial reports for corporate entities (FNSACC514)70
FNSACC516Implement and maintain internal control procedures (FNSACC516)40
FNSACC517Provide management accounting information (FNSACC517)60

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBFIA401Prepare Financial Reports (BSBFIA401)50
BSBITU402Develop And Use Complex Spreadsheets (BSBITU402)50
FNSACC311Process financial transactions and extract interim reports (FNSACC311)60
FNSACC505Establish and maintain accounting information systems (FNSACC505)50
FNSTPB504Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law (FNSTPB504)60

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessments may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal. You will be given this information at course orientation.

What will I study?

You will learn about:

  • Providing financial and business performance information
  • Preparing tax documentation for individuals
  • Managing budgets and forecasts
  • Preparing financial reports for corporate entities
  • Providing management and accounting information.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$4292.00
$858.40
$7812.00
Apprentice/Trainee
$N/A
$N/A
$N/A

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$124.00

Average course
consumable fees*
$0.00

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
620 620 $6.92 $1.38 $12.60

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

To apply for this course, you will need to have successfully completed:

  • FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent. Or,
  • FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set

Where and how can I study?

You will study at our Broadmeadows campus on either a part-time or full-time basis.

Classroom based face-to-face delivery.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Job prospects for graduates of this course include:

  • Assistant accountant
  • Accounts payable officer
  • Accounts receivable officer
  • Payroll officer
  • Junior auditor
  • BAS agent
  • Cost accountant
  • Trainee financial accountant.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain a wide range of skills:

  • Analytical skills
  • Computer skills
  • Time management skills
  • Report writing.

What qualifications will I receive?

On completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally accredited Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217).

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

When you graduate from this course, you can apply to study the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217).

Our partnerships with leading Australian universities entitle graduates of this course to earn credits towards a degree. Learn more about university pathways here.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course,complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above. For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

How will I be selected for this course?

You will be required to complete an assessment to evaluate your language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.

Pre-requisites - You will also need to have met the entrance requirement of the course:

  • Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent, or
  • Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent, or
  • Completion of Accounting Principles Skill Set (FNSS00014).