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Accounting Pathway Programs

Build your accounting career

Duration 12-18 Months
Delivery Online Course
Funding Assistance Available

Start your career in accounting the right way with one of our specialist Accounting Pathway Programs.

Pathway Options


Accounting Principles Skill Set



Only 7 units to complete
then direct entry to

FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting

Instant Access


Diploma of Accounting
with tax electives


TPB approved. Meets the
education requirements to become a Tax Agent

Includes student membership to the Institute of Financial Professionals Australia (formerly known as Tax & Super Australia)


Diploma of Accounting



up to 11 units,
credit transfers available

On completion direct enrol to the
FNS60222 Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Accounting Principles Pathway

The Accounting Principles Pathway is best suited to students with no previous qualifications or experience in bookkeeping or accounting.

Once you have completed FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set you will meet the entry requirements for FNS50222 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.

7 units | 12 months

Tax Essentials Pathway

Applied Education's Tax Essentials Pathway program is designed for those with experience and a formal qualifications who are looking to become a registered tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

The course includes FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting units with the Australian Taxation Law and Commercial Law units that meet the education requirements for tax agent registration.

11 units | 18 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.

Once you have completed FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting, you will meet the entry requirements for FNS60222 Advanced Diploma of Accounting and gain and high level understanding of accounting concepts.

11 units | 18 months

  • Accounting Experts

    Training experts since 1999

  • Tax Practitioners Board Approved

    TPB approved for Tax Agent registration

  • Amazing Support

    Expert trainers and passionate support

  • Online Video Tutorials

    Tutorials covering key learning concepts.

Study On The Go!

Access to grades, recordings, class activities and all learning materials from your mobile devices.


Student Support - The Applied Education Difference

  • Amazing Support

    Every student receives help getting started
    and can book a welcome call

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Support Team and Ticket Lodgement

  • Facebook & Student Forums

    Dedicated Facebook Study Group and Online Forums

  • Phone Support

    Talk to Assessors & Student Services Team

Accreditation & Industry partners

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.

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