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FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

This course is designed for people who want to find accounting job roles in financial services and other industries. It forms part of the educational requirements for providing tax agent services.
FNS50217

 

    The course will prepare students for accounting job roles with duties such as:
  • Introducing and maintaining accounting systems
  • Maintaining internal control systems
  • Preparing financial statements for a non- reporting entity
  • Preparing tax returns
  • Reporting on business performance
  • Managing small teams
  • Developing business plans
  • Preparing accounting reports for management.

DIPLOMA OF ACCOUNTING


Course Structure

COURSE SUBJECTS

Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217)
11 subjects

Accounting course outline

  • Financial Information
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Budget Management
  • Corporate Financial Reports
  • Workplace Relationships
  • Internal Control
  • Accounting Systems
  • Accounting Information
  • Job Costing
  • Statutory Reports
  • Financial Forecasts

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer

Students may be eligible to obtain credits for individual modules as a result of experience gained in employment in the relevant business fields or from previous training or education. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. Students may also be eligible for credit transfer for relevant units studied at an Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Please see College Policies for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer Policy.

Mode of Delivery

Overseas students: Full-time study delivered face-to-face with up to one third (⅓) online. 

Domestic students: Full-time/part-time study options delivered face-to-face, online and/or blended.


Sample Timetable

Sample only - timetables can vary between campuses

MORNING  DAY 1  DAY 2
07:30 - 09:30  SET^  SET^
09:30 - 12:30      Lecture       Lecture
12:30 - 13:30     SET^ SET^
14:00 - 16:00     EYES*  ASM# Tutorial 

NOTE:

  • Timetables may vary slightly from campus to campus.
  • Lectures may be mixed and each student will study a total of 20 timetabled hours per week for each 9 week term they are enrolled in.
  • EYES and ASM tutorials are available at the same time on other days.

*EYES = Enhance Your Employability Skills tutorial.

#ASM = Academic Support Material tutorial.

^SET = Subject Enhancing Tutorial

 


Assessment

All vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include examinations, essays, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations.


Entry Requirements

Academic 

Successful completion of the FNS40611 or FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping or equivalent.

English Proficiency

Successful completion of 8 weeks of General English at Upper Intermediate level or equivalent (plus 80% attendance) at our sister school, English Unlimited, or 10 weeks at other approved providers.

Check your English level here


Pathways - For Articulations To:


  • Torrens University Australia

    Torrens University Australia

    CRICOS Provider No: 03389E

    https://www.torrens.edu.au

    Torrens University Australia brings a fresh, modern, careers-focused and global perspective to higher education, with courses providing graduates with a globally oriented skill-set that will make them a valuable contribution to any employer.

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Business 80 Credits Up to 1 year
    Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) 80 Credits Up to 1 year
    Bachelor of Business (Event Management) 80 Credits Up to 1 year
    Bachelor of Business (Marketing) 80 Credits Up to 1 year
    Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) 80 Credits Up to 1 year
    Bachelor of Commerce 80 Credits Up to 1 year
  • Central Queensland University (CQUniversity)

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    CRICOS Provider No: 00219C

    http://www.cqu.edu.au

    CQUniversity is one of Australia’s most dynamic universities with a rich cultural diversity. Students earn quality degrees and benefit from increased job opportunities. Courses and programs are modelled on teaching and learning excellence, flexibility and personal service. CQUniversity was awarded the 2005 National Exporter of the Year (Education), the second time that CQUniversity won this prestigious national award.

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Business 6 Credits Up to 6 months plus other subjects
    Bachelor of Accounting 8 Credits Up to 1 year
  • The University of Newcastle Australia

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    CRICOS Provider No: 00109J

    http://www.newcastle.edu.au

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Business 30 Credits Up to 6 months
    Bachelor of Commerce 30 Credits Up to 6 months
  • University of South Australia (UniSA)

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    CRICOS Provider No: 00121B

    https://www.unisa.edu.au

    The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. 

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) 36 Credits Up to 1 year
  • University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Sydney campus

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    CRICOS Provider No: 02225M

    http://www.usq.edu.au

    USQ is a dynamic, young University that offers award programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level by on-campus, off-campus or online study. It intends to remain flexible to meet the needs of learners throughout Australia and internationally.

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting major) 8 Credits Up to 1 year
  • Bond University

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    CRICOS Provider No: 00017B

    https://www.bond.edu.au/

     As Australia’s first private non-profit universityBond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience. In the 2019 Good Universities Guide, Bond University was awarded more 5-star ratings in the student experience category than any other university in Australia … for the thirteenth year in a row.

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Commerce 6 Credits Up to 6 months

Course Quick Facts



Course Length

Full-time: 4 terms (approx. 1 year)

Part-time*: 8 terms (approx. 2 years)

*Part-time option only available for
domestic students.


Start Dates

2021

01 February
26 April
19 July
11 October

2022

31 January
26 April*
18 July
10 October

NOTE: Course and campus availability subject to demand. 
One term = 12 weeks (9 weeks study & 3 weeks course break. 
Please note the Christmas/New Year break is 7 weeks).

*Starting day moved to Tuesday as Monday is a public holiday

 

 


Fees

Tuition fees

$6,000 ($1,500 per term)
Application fee: $150 for international students


Non-Tuition fees

Schedule of Administrative (Non-Tuition) Fees

Meet Our Teachers

Brian Hunt

Brian HTourism/Hospitality/Business/Management/Marketing Trainer (at APC since 2010)

Industry Experience
  • Vocational Trainer
  • University Lecturer
  • Head of People & Operations Management Development − China Brokers Ltd (7 years)
  • Operations and Customer Service Management − QANTAS (11 years)
  • Manager Routes Marketing Services & Products (SE Asia, China & Japan) − QANTAS (4 years)
  • Manager, Passenger Service Marketing & Training (North America) − QANTAS (3 years)
  • Customer Service Manager International − QANTAS (3 years)
Qualifications
  • Master of Business Administration in Business Management (Monash University)
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism (Southern Cross University)
  • Post-graduate studies: Industrial Law and Labour Relations (The University of Sydney)
  • Advanced Diploma of Management
  • Diploma of Business (Marketing)
  • Diploma of Hospitality (Management)
  • Diploma of Tourism (Operations Management)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment

NI Brian

Brian NVET Assistant Academic Coordinator, Accounting Trainer (at APC since 2015)

Industry Experience
  • VET Accounting Trainer
  • Own business as Registered Tax Agent and Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) Auditor
  • Accountant at CPA Public Practice
  • Membership: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (previously named “The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia”) (CA) (since November 2010)
Qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) (2014)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (2010)
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (2005)
  • Diploma of Commerce (2004)
  • Master of Commerce in Accounting and Finance (2011)

Gail Corrie

GailBusiness/Management/Human Resources Trainer (at APC since 2009)

Industry Experience
  • Vocational Trainer
  • Workplace Trainer
  • Human Resources Manager − Hicksons Lawyers (5 years)
  • Human Resources Consultant (3 years)
  • ESL Teacher
  • Memberships: Australian Legal Practice Management Group NSW (member of Learning & Development Committee), Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), Australian Institute of Management (AIM), Australian Industry Group
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of New England)
  • Foundations of Human Resources − Australian Human Resources Institute (Charles Sturt University)
  • Course in OHS Consultation (WorkCover NSW)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in TESOL (CELTA)
  • Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

Jahangir

JahangirVET Trainer, Management/Accounting/Business/Project Management (at APC since 2016)

A keen passion of mine is learning and motivating other people. As a trainer, my main objective is to stimulate learning interests and heighten critical thinking ability among students. By training at APC, engaging with students from over 90 nationalities, I have an exciting chance to enjoy creative freedom and a very high quality of delivering classes. APC maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, which in turn broadens job prospects for our students. 

Industry Experience
  • Assistant Operations Manager, One stop Property & Accounting Solutions (since 2016)
  • VET Trainer
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Small business owner
  • Retail industry Experience as Assistant Sales manager
Qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with LLN (TAE40110), HBA, North Sydney, Australia
  • Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced), University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Business Management, Glyndwr University, London, UK
  • Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (RPL), FMEDGE Facility Management Training, Australia
  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60215, Australian Education and Learning Institute
  • Higher National Diploma in Business, Guildhall College, EDEXCEL, London, UK

Susan Stack

Susan SVET Academic Coordinator (at APC since 2011)

Industry Experience
  • Project Administration BHP, Port Kembla (5 years)
  • International Markets Coordinator Bluescope Steel, Port Kembla (4 years)
  • Member Services Officer (Pillar Administration), Coniston 12 months
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) (UOW)
  • Certificate IV Small Business Management
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Graduate Certificate (Business Coaching) (Sydney Business School, UOW)
  • Graduate Certificate (Adult and Vocational Education) (Charles Sturt University)

Eva Busina

EvaBusiness/Management Trainer (at APC since 2009)

Industry Experience
  • Vocational Trainer
  • Workplace Trainer
Qualifications
  • Master of Education in Adult Education (UTS)
  • Graduate Diploma in Vocational & Workplace Learning (UTS)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (University of New England)
  • Major in Psychology (UNE)
  • Minor in Sociology (UNE)
  • Diploma of Management
  • Diploma of Marketing
  • Certificate IV IN Training and Assessment
  • Senior First Aid St John