Accounting Principles Pathway
The Accounting Principles Pathway is best suited to students with no previous qualifications or experience in bookkeeping or accounting.
Combining accounting basics with more advanced concepts, you will complete the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping as well as the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.
Whether you are embarking on your career journey or simply seeking a career change, this pathway provides a logical and smooth progression through the accounting profession.
19 units | 24 months
Tax Essentials Pathway
Applied Education's Tax Essentials Pathway program is designed for those with no formal qualifications who are looking to become a registered tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).
The course progresses from basic accounting principles in the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, to more advanced accounting units with the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting, and combines these with TPB-approved taxation units that meet the education requirements for tax agent registration.
23 units | 36 months
Premium Commercial Pathway
Our Premium Commercial Accounting Pathway is for those seeking a commercial accounting role within an organisation and who want to undertake a more comprehensive course pathway.
Students will begin with the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, progressing to the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting and finally completing the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting to gain a thorough understanding of accounting concepts.
27 units | 36 months
As a Registered Training Organisation (ID 52240), we comply with the government’s strict quality and consistency standards. We conduct regular audits to ensure we keep this accreditation and deliver the level of training you deserve.
The qualifications offered in our Accounting Pathway Programs are recognised in all states and territories in Australia.
PDF manuals are included for Certificate IV level units, with the option to purchase hard copy textbooks for an additional fee.
Diploma and Advanced Diploma level units require the purchase of textbooks direct from the publisher. Applied Education students receive a discount when purchasing the set.
Assessments are completed using a variety of methods and are submitted online via our student portal.
Assessments are open book, from either your home or office, and comprise of theoretical and practical exercises which are to be submitted as you progress through each unit. Some accounting units use MYOB Student version or Xero (both supplied, along with supplementary online courses in each software program).
Tax Practitioner board units include an exam component that needs to be independently supervised. You can nominate your own eligible supervisor or alternatively we can arrange a supervisor for a small fee.
We understand not everyone has the financial resources upfront to invest in training, so we offer payment plans to get you moving faster towards your future.
- 6, 12 or 18 month plans available, all you need is a valid credit card
- Pay a $475 deposit at commencement of course
- Remainder to be paid over 6, 12 or 18 equal monthly instalments
- Administration fees apply ($100 for 6-month plan, $150 for 12-month plan, $200 for 18-month plan)
Concessions on Courses
Concession pricing is available for eligible students as per the Student Handbook. Proof of concession must be provided at the time of enrolment; please contact us to apply for a concession rate when enrolling.
Student Support - The Applied Education Difference
Free Upskill Courses:
Enrol in any of our pathway programs and enjoy access to additional online accounting software courses and Microsoft courses included free.
You'll also receive:
Free electronic copy included in course (RRP $149). This tax guide is essential for anyone navigating the Australian taxation system.
The Accounting Pathway Programs allow students to achieve the following nationally-recognised qualifications:
FNSSS00014 - Accounting Principles Skill Set
FNSSS00015 - Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set