Skip to content
menu

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

FNS60215
Average Course Fee: $7280
Average Duration: 1 Year

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

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

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.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Advanced Diploma in the field of Management and Commerce'

86.0%

Satisfied with the training
56.0%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Accountant (General) ( ANZSCO code 221111)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: high Low Below average Average Above average High
High
188,100 persons were employed as Accountants in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: above average Low Below average Average Above average High
Above average
Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Accountants in 2014 are: $1,404. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Accountants visit Job Outlook

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist you with paying for your tuition fees. Your initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2016-2017 income year is $54,869.

For more information, visit the Department of Education and Training or StudyAssist.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC

For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

Total number of units = 14

3 core units plus

11 elective units

The elective units consist of:

  • 5 from the elective group below.
  • Of the remaining 6 units:

  • up to 6 may be from the electives
  • up to 6 may be from Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any currently endorsed training package or accredited course.
  • The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

    Core Units

    FNSACC604 Monitor corporate governance activities

    FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry

    FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

    Elective Units

    BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

    FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

    FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information

    FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals**

    FNSACC504* Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

    FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures

    FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information

    FNSACC601* Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities**

    FNSACC602* Audit and report on financial systems and records

    FNSACC603* Implement tax plans and evaluate tax obligations**

    FNSACC605 Implement organisational improvement programs

    FNSACC606* Conduct internal audit

    FNSACC608* Evaluate organisation’s financial performance

    FNSACC609* Evaluate financial risk

    FNSACC610* Develop and implement financial strategies

    FNSACC611 Implement an insolvency program

    FNSACC612 Implement reconstruction plan

    FNSACC613* Prepare and analyse management accounting information

    FNSACC614* Prepare complex corporate financial reports

    FNSFMK505 Comply with financial services legislation and industry codes of practice

    FNSORG602 Develop and manage financial systems

    FNSRSK602 Determine and manage risk exposure strategies

    FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in consumer and contract law***

    FNSTPB504 Apply legal principles in corporations and trusts law***

    FNSTPB505 Apply legal principles in property law***

    *Note the following prerequisite unit requirements:

    Unit in this qualification

    Prerequisite unit

    FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

    BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

    FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

    FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities

    FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals

    FNSACC602 Audit and report on financial systems and records

    FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures

    FNSACC603 Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance

    FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals

    FNSACC606 Conduct internal audit

    FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures

    FNSACC608 Evaluate organisation’s financial performance

    FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information

    FNSACC609 Evaluate financial risk

    FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information

    FNSACC610 Develop and implement financial strategies

    FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information

    FNSACC613 Prepare and analyse management accounting information

    FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information

    FNSACC614 Prepare complex corporate financial reports

    FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

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

    FNSSS00008 Taxation law for tax agents Skill Set (Tax documentation) - FNSACC502 and FNSACC601

    FNSSS00009 Taxation law for tax agents Skill Set (Tax plans) - FNSACC502 and FNSACC603

    *** Units included in the Tax Practitioners Board approved course in commercial law: FNSSS00005 Commercial law for tax agents Skill Set

    Read More

    Find a course unit



    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Accounting Manager
    Assistant Accountant
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Accounting and Bookkeeping
    Business Services
    Financial Services



    Image See location of provider
    Image Compare two providers
    Performing Search

    Course fee: not provided $
    Duration : not provided  


    Training Provider Comparison

    Course summary
    This organisation only provides assessment services for this course
    For more information about this provider’s delivery of , please contact the training provider directly.
    Provider code:
    Course length:
    Study mode:
    Course available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship
    Course and additional fees information
    Course fees
    Duration
    Online delivery

    Online (training available online or via email submission)

    This provider has not supplied specific information about their delivery of

    Please contact them below for further details

    ENQUIRE NOW

    Training provider summary
    This training organisation provides:
      Delivery and assessment services.
      Assessment only services.
      Courses of study through Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
      Recognition for prior learning.
      Financial assistance via VET Student Loans.
    Training provider type
    Registration status
    Subsidies
    This training provider is authorised to deliver subsidised courses in the following states and territories
    1. ACT
      ACT
    2. NSW
      NSW
    3. NT
      NT
    4. QLD
      QLD
    5. SA
      SA
    6. TAS
      TAS
    7. VIC
      VIC
    8. WA
      WA
    Training options
    This training provider offers courses in the following delivery modes:

    The following facilities are required at the training site:

    Offsite training is avaliable in the following locations:
    Within a radius of Km from
    Limited to the following cities:
    Limited to the following postcodes:
    Online (training available online or via email submission)
    Distance (training available via correspondence)
    Attendance required (training includes some fixed-time online lectures or fixed time class components)
    Fixed submission dates (assessment pieces have set submission dates)
    Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

    Facilities
    Services
    Name
    Phone
    Fax
    Email
    Address
    Training organisation website
    Course enrolment webpage
    APPLY FOR THIS COURSE

    RTO Code: | Type: | Operating since
    Course fee: not provided
    Subsidies available
    VET Student Loan eligible
    Duration: not provided
    Available online
    This organisation only provides assessment services for this course
    *Information is provided by the RTO, no warranty is given by the Commonwealth as to the accuracy or reliability of the information.

    Course always available

    The following facilities are required at the training site:

    Offsite training is avaliable in the following locations:
    Within a radius of deliveryItem.Radius Km from
    Limited to the following cities:
    Limited to the following postcodes:
    Online (training available online or via email submission)
    Distance (training available via correspondence)
    Attendance required (training includes some fixed-time online lectures or fixed time class components)
    Fixed submission dates (assessment pieces have set submission dates)
    Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

    This RTO can offer VET Student Loans for certain approved courses. A VET Student Loan is a capped loan from the Australian Government to help you pay your tuition fees. Your initial loan debt amount (loan and loan fee, if applicable), plus indexation, must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The amount for the 2016-2017 income year is $54,869.

    For more information, visit the Department of Education and Training or StudyAssist.


    Contact information
    Name
    Phone
    Fax
    Address
    Training organisation website Campus website
    Student outcomes for similar courses

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Advanced Diploma in the field of Management and Commerce'

    35.9%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    24.8 %

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    26.2%
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Professionals
    24.4%
    Professionals
    Managers
    22.5%
    Managers
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $52,200

    $44,300


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Advanced Diploma courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) - 89.9 88.1
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    82.2
    61.2
    20.7
     
    78.4
    46.3
    31.9
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    11.5
    6.2
    16.3
     
    15.2
    6.6
    13.2
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86 84.3
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) - 56 63.7
    Received personal benefits from training (%) - 93 94.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 80.7 82
    Recommend the training to other (%) - 90.7 90.1

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Advanced Diploma courses
    Median salary (Full-time) ($) - 52 200 44 300
    Top Occupations (%):
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Professionals
    Managers
     
     
    26.2
    24.4
    22.5
     
    30.7
    21.6
    14.5
    Top Industries (%):
    Financial and Insurance Services
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Public Administration and Safety
     
     
    14.9
    13.9
    11.7
     
    28.6
    10.3
    7.8

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Advanced Diploma courses
    Employed after training (%) - 92.3 89.3
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 54 900 46 800
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 32.5 33.3
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86.4 84.6
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 83.4 84.9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Advanced Diploma courses
    Employed after training (%) - 35.9 43.4
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 35 400 39 000
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 41.4 40.1
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 84.4 83.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 67.2 73.3

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
    For more information, please refer to the Statistics Explained page.

    Return to top

    Financial and Insurance Services
    14.9
    Financial and Insurance Services
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    13.9
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Public Administration and Safety
    11.7
    Public Administration and Safety
    Financial Services
    Stream Certificate II Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma Advanced Diploma
    Accounting          
    Stream Certificate II Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma Advanced Diploma
    Financial Planning          
    Banking and Credit Services          
    Superannuation          
    General          
    Personal Injury Management Insurance          
    Insurance Services          
    Trust Administration          

    Note: Information provided as a guide only.  Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aatinfo.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".