Tax Agent or Commercial Accounting Course
The FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting is perfect for anyone wishing to advance to tax agent status or wanting a career in commercial accounting. The Advanced Diploma of Accounting also offers a pathway to university studies.
You will meet the education requirements for tax agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.
You will meet the education requirements for membership with the Tax and Super Australia.
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Advanced Diploma of Accounting
If you have completed FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set & FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set.
Congratulations, you're ready to enrol in the Advanced Diploma of Accounting.
Associate Membership with Tax & Super Australia, valued at $199.
Meet the education requirements for tax agent registration with the TPB.
Online Self Paced
Commence any time
Credit Transfer to Advanced Diploma
If you have completed a
(FNS50217, FNS50215 or equivalent).
Great, you can apply for a credit transfer towards the Advanced Diploma of Accounting.
Study at your own pace, at a time convenient for you.
with credit transfer
Accounting Principles Skill Set
If you have career experience with no previous bookkeeping qualifications and want to start now.
You can enrol in FNSSS0014 Accounting Principles Skill Set.
Commence your studies at any time - enrol now, start now!
Study at your own pace, at a time convenient for you.
Online Self Paced
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Not sure which course is right for you? Completed prior units and may be eligible for credits? Call us on 1800 678 073 for a consultation with a course coordinator.
You can enrol in the Advanced Diploma of Accounting if you have attained one of the following:
- FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set & FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set;
- FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting; or
- FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting.
You will have up to 30 months to complete the course. There is no minimum time frame, students familiar with accounting concepts may be able to complete their course much sooner than the maximum time frame allowed.
The nominal study and assessment time is 1,800 hours. However, this is a guide only. As an online course, the time it will take to complete is flexible and dependent on your ability, knowledge and time available. It is important that you choose a pace that suits your needs.
3-month extensions can be requested at no additional cost if required. Extensions beyond this will incur additional fees.
For all units textbooks are required to be purchased separately from the publisher. Applied Education students receive a discount when ordering through our supplier, full details are provided with enrolment. Total cost for these textbooks is approximately $628.
Some units also include classroom recordings to further assist with your learning.
Before starting this course, you will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) questionnaire. This quick questionnaire is used to determine your LLN skill level so that we can best support you in your studies.
Modules & Units
The Introductory Modules include a Communication Skills Assessment and a Work Health and Safety Assessment.
The Unit assessments and examinations are completed using a variety of methods and are submitted via our online student portal. They are open book, from either your home, office or classroom, and comprise theoretical and practical exercises.
Tax Practitioners Board Licensing Course units include an exam component, which needs to be independently supervised. Exams are three-hour, open-book assessments comprising of short answer and multiple choice questions, very similar in format to the unit assessments.
Exams must be completed within your course duration period. Prior to your exam, you will need to complete and return the Supervisor Nomination Form to Applied Education detailing your supervisor's information, contact details and the elected date of your assessment.
Exams can be undertaken at any location and time of your choosing, with the only condition being that you have a nominated supervisor present. Your supervisor can be any person of responsibility such as a registered tax agent, member of an accounting professional body, public servant, doctor, nurse, police officer, director etc.
If you cannot arrange a supervisor then we offer the following options for conducting your supervised assessment:
Skype Online - online supervised exam with one of our staff members
Perth Training Centre - Level 1, 524 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
Melbourne Training Centre - Level 27, 101 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sydney Training Centre - Level 26, 44 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
Brisbane Training Centre - Level 19, 10 Eagle St, Brisbane QLD 4000
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. The Diploma of Accounting is eligible for a 6-month or 12-month payment plan.
- An administration fee is added for this option ($100 for 6month, $150 for 12 months) and is spread over the instalments.
- A $475 deposit is processed at the commencement of course.
- Remainder is paid over 6 or 12 equal monthly instalments, depending on your choice of plan.
- All you need is a valid credit card.
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.
Units of Competency
The Advanced Diploma of Accounting consists 14 units of competency. However if you have completed the entry requirements FNSSS000014 Accounting Principles Skill Set and FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set you will only have to complete 8 units.
- FNSACC624 Monitor corporate governance activities
- FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
- FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
- FNSACC602 Audit and report on financial systems and records
- FNSACC601 Prepare and administer compliant tax returns for legal entities
- FNSTPB504 Apply legal principles in corporations and trusts law
- FNSTPB505 Apply legal principles in property law
- FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in consumer and contract law
- FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals *
- FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts*
- FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities*
- FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures*
- FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information*
- FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information*
* Included in FNSSS00014 and FNSSS00015.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED
Tax & Super Australia
Applied Education has partnered with Tax & Super Australia to provide you with the tools and resources you need to thrive in your study and professional career.
As a Tax student of Applied Education, we cover your fees for a 12-month Associate Membership with Tax & Super Australia. This full-benefit membership is specifically designed to help you complete your study and prepare you for your future career as a Tax Professional with one of Australia's leading Recognised Tax Associations.
This offer is only available to tax students if you enrol in our TPB Tax Units, Diploma of Accounting + Tax or Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Key benefits to this membership include:
Tax & Support Australia provide extensive support to their members during the process of registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.
These essential guides are available online along with Rates & Threshold Pocket Guide and an extensive range of publications, tools and resources.
On successful completion you will receive post-nominals ATPA (Associate of TAI Practitioners & Advisers Ltd). These post-nominals on your business card and website show that you are a recognised tax professional with a registered tax association.
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Depending on your pathway some of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting units of study may be eligible for credit towards further study and entry towards accounting & finance at university.
- Tax Specialisation option meets the education requirements for tax agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board
We recommend you contact the TPB to discuss your individual circumstances. For university credit contact the applicable university to discuss entry requirements.
The Advanced Diploma of Accounting typically includes
Online study is a convenient, effective and affordable way to learn when and where you want.
You can complete the Diploma of Accounting at your own pace and your own leisure whilst still having access to the Diploma of Accounting Training and Assessment team for support to maximise your learning experience.
Microsoft Windows is the required operating system for the study of this skill set as all student data files are supplied in Windows format.
You will also need word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as Microsoft Office.
Internet access – reliable internet connection (such as ADSL) required. All data files, learning activities and MYOB software are available to download via our student portal.
Mac User Warning:
Applied Education uses the Microsoft Windows operating system and we are unable to support issues relating to the Mac operating systems.
Post-nominal ATPA (Associate of TAI Practitioners & Advisers Ltd) on completion.
Nationally Recognised Training
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 FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.
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