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FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

Further your career as an accounting professional

Study Diploma of Accounting Online

The FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting is designed for those with accounting experience and a prior qualification who are looking to become a qualified accounting professional or tax agent.

Our Diploma is ideal for those wanting to work as a senior bookkeeper or accountant or to gain the educational requirements to become a tax agent.

No previous accounting qualification? Don't worry, we have an option that students can choose to build their knowledge and qualifications.

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Course Options

No Prior Qualification? Accounting Principles Skill Set

FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set meets the entry requirements for the Diploma of Accounting


No prior qualification? Complete the Skill Set then upgrade to FNS50217 on completion.


Online Learning - study at your own pace, at a time convenient for you.


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FNSSS00014

Then credit transfer to FNS50217

$1350

RRP $1450

FNS50217
Diploma of Accounting

Entry requirements are Certificate IV in Accounting and/or Bookkeeping (FNS40215, FNS40615 or FNS40217) or
FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set


Completed one of these course? Fantastic, you can enrol in the Diploma of Accounting.


Online Learning - study at your own pace, at a time convenient for you.


*Price varies depending on units completed and credits eligible.

From $612 to $2099 for up to 8 units

Sale pricing will be applied

Diploma of Accounting
with Tax electives

Looking to become a Tax Agent?


Entry requirements are FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set or Certificate IV in Accounting and/or Bookkeeping (FNS40215, FNS40615 or FNS40217)


Meets the TPB education requirements


Online Learning - study at your own pace


*Price varies depending on units completed and credits eligible.

From $645 to $2846 for up to 10 units*

Sale pricing will be applied

Not sure which course is right for you? Have no prior experience? Call us on 1800 678 073 for a consultation with a course coordinator.

Key Benefits

Bookkeeping Experts

Applied Education love Bookkeeping and Accounting, we have been delivering bookkeeping and payroll courses since 1999

TPB Approved

Approved by the Tax Practitioners Board for Tax Agent Registration when you include the tax units.

Online Learning & Bonus Courses

Xero & MYOB Online Learning Courses included. Start any time

Amazing Support

Accounting is our passion, all our trainers and assesors have qualifications and experience in accounting and education

Diploma of Accounting Course Information

Let's take a look at what you are going to learn and the important information to know before you enrol.

You will have:
12 months to complete FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
18 months for the Diploma of Accounting + Tax.

There is no minimum time frame, depending on familiarity with accounting concepts students may be able to complete their course sooner than the maximum time frame allowed.

The nominal study and assessment time is:
1,200 hours for the Diploma of Accounting; and
1,550 hours for Diploma of Accounting + Tax.

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.

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 is added for this option ($100 for 6 months or $150 for 12 months) and is spread over the instalments
  • 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 or debit 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.

Refund Policy

Refer to the Student Handbook for our refund policy. This course includes a non-refundable administration fee of $250.

FNS50217 Online study is a convenient, effective and affordable way to learn when and where you want.

We provide you with the following:

  • Quality materials
  • Videos and webinars
  • Amazing Support from our assessors and student support team
  • Online assessments and exams
  • Student Facebook group

The FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting has been developed to give you flexibility so that you can study at your own pace, in your own time and in your own environment. The best part is, with Applied Education we provide a high level of support for all our students and are here with you in your study journey.

For all Diploma 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 $600.

Some units* include video tutorials to further assist with your learning.

* FNSACC512, BSBTEC402, FNSTPB402, FNSTPB401

You can enrol in the Diploma of Accounting if you have attained one of the following:

  1. FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set^
  2. FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting
  3. FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
  4. FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping*

^ Recommended for those currently working in the industry and wanting to progress quickly.
* Recommended for students with no previous accounting experience.

Pre-course

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 an Oral 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 include multiple choice quizzes, short answer, calculations and exams.

Accounting unit assessments use MYOB Student version or Xero (both are supplied). For accounting software assessments simply upload copies of reports as PDFs from within your accounting package.

Exams

Some 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
Melbourne Training Centre - Level 10, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sydney Training Centre - Level 14, 275 Alfred St, North Sydney NSW 2060
Brisbane Training Centre - Level 1, 241 Adelaide St, Brisbane QLD 4000
Adelaide Training Centre - Level 3, 97 Pirie St, Adelaide SA 5000

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

Depending on your credit transfer, to complete units in this course, you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection as all data files and learning activities are available via our Student Platform.
  • A computer with a Microsoft Windows operating system.#
  • Microsoft Word and Excel.

We will provide links and instructions to access MYOB Student Edition Software and Xero Demo Company.

# Mac Users, Tablets and MYOB

MYOB software cannot be downloaded to tablets including Chromebooks and since 2020, MYOB is not compatible with Apple’s operating system.

If you only have access to a Mac computer, we recommend you first contact Apple to confirm if the following options are feasible on your computer:

  • purchase and install on your mac a windows emulator such as "parallels" to run windows on a Mac at your own cost; or
  • use the free inbuilt Mac Boot Camp Assistant on your Mac computer and purchase a Windows OS software licence. 

Note: Applied Education and MYOB are unable to support issues relating to a Mac computer.

 

To complete all units in the Diploma of Accounting with Tax Electives, you will need:

  • A computer with a reliable internet connection as all data files and learning activities are available via our student platform.
  • Microsoft Word and Excel, or similar, are recommended.

 

The Diploma of Accounting online course can open doors to many different careers in business and finance, including:

Bookkeeper
Tax Agent
Finance Manager
Payroll Officer
Accountant
Auditor
Tax Specialist
Accounting Clerk

Units of Competency

The Diploma of Accounting consists of 11 units of competency, however up to 3 units may have been completed as part of the entry requirements.

  • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry*
  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems*
  • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements*
  • BSBTEC402 Develop and produce complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
  • FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in consumer and contract law

* Included in FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set

A new course code FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting has been released. We are currently developing the updated material. As the new course closely matches our current units there will be very little change to your course and we expect that students will not notice any difference during the change. We will keep you updated and smoothly transfer you into the new course if you have enrolled after 14 June 2022.

The Diploma of Accounting with tax electives consists of 11 units of competency, however one unit may have been completed as part of the entry requirements.

  • 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
  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

* There are prerequisite units for FNSACC514.

A new course code FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting has been released. We are currently developing the updated material. As the new course closely matches our current units there will be very little change to your course and we expect that students will not notice any difference during the change. We will keep you updated and smoothly transfer you into the new course if you have enrolled after 14 June 2022.

Government Funding Available

Queensland Government Skills Assure providerStudents in Queensland may be eligible to apply for government funding. Note there are strict eligibility requirements and additional student activities required. More information can be found here

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting and Tax 1Students in South Australia may be eligible to apply for Traineeship funding. Note there are strict eligibility requirements and additional student activities required. More information can be found here

Australian Government Older Workers Initiative

The Australian Government, through its Skills and Training Incentive, is providing a 50% co-contribution (up to $2,000 ex GST) towards training to support older Australians with reskilling or upskilling in order to remain in the workforce longer.

You are eligible for the Incentive if you:

  • are over 40 years of age
  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • are currently employed OR recently unemployed (less than 12 months) and not registered with an Australian Government employment services provider

Find out more about the Program can be found here.

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting and Tax 2

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.

Microsoft
Fundamentals

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)

Payroll
Fundamentals

4 Online Courses
Payroll Administration
Salary Packaging
GST & BAS
Terminations

(Bundle value $695)

* If you are applying for funding for this course, there may be restrictions on Free Bundles depending on government funding eligibility requirements.

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.

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

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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