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For the professional accountant in the making
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.
- Tax Specialisation option meets the education requirements for tax agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board
- Meets the education requirements for membership with the Institute of Public Accountants
Our Express Advanced Diploma of Accounting package enables those with years of previous experience but no formal qualifications the opportunity to fast-track their studies and gain a higher-level qualification. With all required prerequisite units included, you will complete all requirements to be awarded the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting.
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 FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting qualification is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.
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"Am I ready to study checklist?" included
Post-nominal ATPA (Associate of TAI Practitioners & Advisers Ltd) on completion. *Must Complete Tax Units
Choose your specialisation - Tax or Commercial
Applied Education offers two pathways, depending on your requirements.
TAX AGENT Specialisation
The Express Advanced Diploma - Tax Agent Specialisation is suited to those wanting to become a registered tax agent.
You'll also receive FREE Associate Membership with Tax & Super Australia, valued at $199.
This course meets the education requirements for official tax agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.
Online Self Paced - Commence any time
The Express Advanced Diploma - Commercial Specialisation is for people who have years of accounting experience who are now looking to become qualified and gain higher level accounting roles within an organisation.
Our Express Package includes all required prerequisite units in order to attain the Advanced Diploma qualification.
Online Self Paced - Commence any time
Credit Transfer Option
If you have previously completed an eligible Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215, FNS50217) or Certificate IV in Accounting or Bookkeeping (FNS40215, FNS40615, FNS40217), then you may be able to gain credit transfer for some elective units to attain the Advanced Diploma of Accounting.
Complete just the units you need
Call us on 1800 678 073 to discuss this option.
Units of Competency
The Express Advanced Diploma of Accounting consists of 21 units of competency (both specialisations).
The course is self-paced online study.
When selecting our full Express Advanced Diploma of Accounting package including all required prerequisite units, you will have up to 36 months to complete the course.
There is no minimum timeframe however, so those with previous accounting and bookkeeping experience (i.e. students applying for Credit Transfer for some elective units) may complete the remaining units much sooner.
The Advanced Diploma of Accounting learning materials are packed full of easy to read and high quality content, step-by-step instructions with visuals and plenty of practice exercises offering exceptional value to the learner. These materials are supported by access to a team of qualified Advanced Diploma of Accounting Trainers and Assessors.
Course materials are to be purchased direct from our supplier. Details will be supplied upon registration.
Online learning includes classroom recordings for some units – Only available for students studying with Applied Education
1) Preliminary Assessments
Before participating in this course you will be required to complete simple preliminary assessments which include a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test and a Work Health and Safety Assessment. Please note that it is now also a requirement of the Financial Services Training Package that your oral communication skills be assessed as part of your course. For online students, this will require the submission of a voice recording of a role-play conversation between yourself and others (further details will be provided upon enrolment).
2) Unit Assessments
Assessments are completed using a variety of methods and are submitted via our online student portal.
Advanced Diploma of Accounting assessments are conducted open book from either your home or office and comprise of 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
Adelaide Training Centre - Level 30, Westpac House, 91 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000
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.
- All you need is a valid credit card
- Pay a $475 deposit at commencement of course
- Remainder to be paid over equal monthly instalments
- Available for 6, 12 or 18 month duration
- An administration fee applies ($100-$200 depending on plan duration)
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.
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Free Upskill Courses
Enrol in the Advanced Diploma of Accounting and enjoy access to additional online accounting software courses and Microsoft courses.
Receive access to the full suite of Google Apps with your student ID, including:
- Google Drive
- Google Sheets
- Google Docs
- and more
2018 Tax Summary
Free electronic copy included in course (RRP $149). This tax guide is essential for anyone navigating the Australian taxation system.