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Upgrade to Diploma of Accounting

You are PRE APPROVED for FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting

Duration Up to 12 Months
Start Date Anytime - Instant Access
Delivery Online Course

Upgrade Payment Options

Complete only 8 - 9 units to attain this qualification

Upfront Payment

from $1590for 8 units

Instant Access
Includes digital learning material,
bonus upskill courses & dedicated support

Payment Plan

from $240 per month for 9 units
$250 initial deposit + 6 monthly payments

12-month payment
plan also available

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 or book an enrolment consultation.

FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting is the latest qualification, released in June 2022 and is designed for those with accounting experience who are looking to become a qualified accounting professional specialising in commercial accounting. If you are looking to become a tax agent, we recommend you study the FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting with taxation electives.

Depending on your prior qualification, you will need to complete either 8 or 9 units to achieve FNS5022 Diploma of Accounting

  • BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets*
  • FNSACC521 Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC522 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC523 Manage budgets and forecast
  • FNSACC524 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC526 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC527 Provide management accounting information
  • FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law
  • FNSPAY515 Interpret and apply knowledge of taxation systems relevant to payroll

*If you have achieved FNS40217, you have already completed this unit of competency.

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

$1590 for 8 units upgrade from FNS40217/FNS40222
$1690 for 9 units upgrade from FNSSS00014

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

You will have a total of 12 months to complete this course, however you can complete the course as fast as you would like as there is no minimum time frame.

For the Diploma of Accounting, 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 $620 for paperback editions, or $350 for digital editions.

For BSBTEC402 and FNSPAY515, a digital course training manual (non-printable and non-editable) is included as part of the course at no additional cost. If required, hard copies can be purchased after you have enrolled for approximately $50 (excluding postage).

Video Tutorials
To support your learning, we also provide video tutorials covering key learning concepts for the following units:
BSBTEC402, FNSACC522,  FNSPAY515 and FNTPB503.
With more coming in 2023!


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 Demo company (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 an assessment by Applied Education, additional costs may apply. Refer to Student Handbook.

Free Short Course Bundles Included

Choose 1 FREE Fundamentals bundle or 2 for $295, or all 3 for $495 when you enrol.
Perfect to meet CPE/CPD requirements and upskill.


5 Online Courses
Excel Introductory & Intermediate
Word Introductory & Intermediate
Microsoft Outlook

(Bundle value $495)

Xero & MYOB
Fundamentals (Popular)

3 Online Courses
Certificate in Xero Accounting
Certificate in Xero Payroll
Certificate in MYOB Bookkeeping

(Bundle value $685)


4 Online Courses
Payroll Administration
Salary Packaging

(Bundle value $695)

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.

Nationally Recognised Training - FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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