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FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting + Tax

Complete only 10 units to attain this qualification

Our Diploma of Accounting + Tax is designed for those with accounting experience who are looking to become a qualified accounting professional and registered tax agent. This course is approved by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) for Tax Agent Registration.

We offer a significant discount on our upgrade packages to previous Applied Education students of the Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping or the Accounting Principles Skill Set.

Upfront Payment


Payment Plans

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, $100 for 6-month plan or $150 for 12-month plan, is added for this option
  • A $250 deposit is processed at the commencement of course
  • Remainder is paid over 6 or 12 equal monthly instalments
  • All you need is a valid credit card

Complete just 10 units to achieve FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting + Tax

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

When you enrol in this course you can choose 1 FREE Fundamental Bundle and you will receive 12-months Student Membership with Tax and Super Australia at no additional cost.

Tax and Super Australia Membership

You will have a total of 18 months to complete this course, with a nominal 1550 course hours, however you can complete the course as fast as you would like as there is no minimum time frame.

If required, a once-off extension for 6 months may be granted at a cost of $100 per incomplete unit. Please refer to the student handbook for full details on extensions.

For the Diploma of Accounting + Tax, textbooks are required to purchased separately from the publisher. Applied Education students receive a discount when ordering through our supplier, full details are provided with enrolment. The total cost of textbook is approx $600.


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.

Introductory Requirements & Units

The Introductory Requirements 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 online via our student portal. They are conducted open book from either your home or office, and comprise theoretical and practical exercises.

Accounting unit assessments use MYOB Student version or Xero (both supplied).


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, independent supervisor present. Your supervisor can be a person of responsibility such as a registered tax agent, member of an accounting professional body, public servant, doctor, nurse, police officer, director etc. who does not have a close personal or professional relationship with you.

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

If you require supervision of assessments by Applied Education, additional costs may apply. Refer to Student Handbook.

Ready to enrol

Take the leap, enrol in the Diploma of Accounting + Tax now. The process is very simple click the ENROL NOW button and we will be in contact with you shortly.

If you would like to know more information, please call us on 1800 678 073 to speak to an Enrolment Adviser or book an enrolment call with us.

Free Fundamentals Bundle Included

Choose one FREE online learning bundle or two for $295, or all three for $495.

Microsoft Fundamentals

  • Excel Introductory & Intermediate Online
  • Word Introductory & Intermediate Online
  • Microsoft Outlook Online
  • Instant Access

Xero & MYOB Fundamentals (Popular)

  • Certificate in Xero Accounting Online
  • Certificate in Xero Payroll Online
  • Certificate in MYOB Bookkeeping Online
  • Latest Xero release


  • Payroll Administration
  • GST & BAS Workshop
  • Salary Packaging
  • Terminations Workshop

Student 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 at Applied Education you will receive, at no additional cost to you, a 12-month Student Membership with Tax & Super Australia. This 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 and Super Australia Membership

For information on the full range of benefits of this membership to Tax & Super Australia click here.

Why Study With Applied Education?

  • Amazing Support

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

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Student Support Team and
    Ticket Lodgement to track support

  • Facebook & Student Forums

    Dedicated Facebook Support Group - Over 2,000 student only members. Dedicated Forums

  • Phone Support

    Assessors & Student Services Team available

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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