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FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting

For International Students, CRICOS Course Code 113524K

Become an accounting professional

The FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting course is designed for students wanting to become qualified accounting professionals or tax agents.

Applied Education offers a fast-track option for international students who do not have the FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

On completion of FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting, you will be able to:

  • Prepare reports for corporate entities
  • Prepare tax documents for individuals
  • Provide business performance reporting
  • Produce and analyse budgets
  • Implement internal control procedures
  • Perform management level accounting tasks

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FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting

Course Overview

CRICOS Code: 113524K

Duration: 12 months (40 contact weeks, 24 hours a week)

Campus Location: Perth, Western Australia

Next Intake Dates: 5 August 2024



*see below for detailed course fees

  • Accounting Experts

    Expert trainers with years of relevant industry experience. Delivering Accounting and Bookkeeping training since 1999.

  • Industry Partners

    Work closely with leading industry associations and universities to ensure our courses meets the latest industry standards.

  • Amazing Support

    Our friendly team care about your student journey every step of the way from application to finishing your studies. 

  • Tax Practitioners Board

    This course meets the minimum education requirements to start your tax agent journey in Australia.

FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting Course Information

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

To enrol in this course, you must

  • be at least 18 years old.
  • have basic proficiency in using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • have completed of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • have a minimum IELTS Academic Test Score of 6.0 (with no band less than 5.0) or equivalent

FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting is assessed under the Principles of Competency-based training, students have to demonstrate their ability to do all activities in each Unit of Competency. There are 13 Units of Competency in this course.

  • FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports
  • 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

Training is completed using both Xero and MYOB Accounting software to ensure that our students have a broad experience and are skill ready for the workplace.

Course Fees

For 2024 enrolments, the fees for international students on a Student Visa are:

Tuition: $10790
Resources: $700
Admin: $500 (non-refundable)
Application: $200 (non-refundable)

*Fees are quote in Australian Dollars ($AUD). All fees are reviewed regularly and may be updated.

Refund Policy

Refer to the International Student Handbook for our refund policy. 

You will have up to 12 months to complete the Diploma of Accounting course.

This course is delivered through a combination of face-to-face classes and online learning. 

Classes are held between Mondays and Fridays for 40 weeks with 24 contact hours per week.

Students are also expected to complete online study each week, including class assignments, preparation and research.

Students have full access to our Online Student Platform. All learning material and assessments are accessed via the platform.

  • Video tutorials covering key learning concepts
  • Digital textbooks, hard copies can be purchased at additional cost.
  • Exercise files, case studies and sample and reference documents
  • Free online learning short courses
  • Access to Accounting software, MYOB and Xero

To complete all units in this course, you will need:

  • A laptop with a Microsoft Windows operating system.#
  • A reliable internet connection for all out-of-class study as all data files and learning activities are available via our student platform.

We will provide links and instructions to access MYOB and Xero accounting software.

# 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.

Your learning journey is about becoming "competent" in the subject matter. Our in-house course writers and assessment team have accounting and bookkeeping experience or are currently working in the industry. With this in mind we try and make the tasks relevant to what you will experience in the real world. The purpose is not to just to pass assessments, rather to become competent using these skills which you can then apply in the real world.

There will be a combination of in-class assessments, at-home case studies and supervised exams. Unit assessments include:

  • Short Answer Questions
  • Calculations
  • Presentations
  • Written Reports
  • Multiple Choice

FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting 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 FNS50222 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.

Whether you choose the commercial or the tax electives option, on completion of FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting you will receive a full AQF Certificate. If you enrol in the course option with the entry requirements, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for those four units of competency followed by a Certificate for FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting.

Depending on the course you choose, you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection as all data files and learning activities are available via our Student Platform.
  • Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • A computer with a Microsoft Windows operating system#, is need to complete the prerequisite unit FNSACC321.

#Mac Users, Tablets and MYOB

MYOB software cannot be downloaded to tablets including Chromebooks and since 2020, and is not compatible with Apple's operating system. If you only have access to a Mac computer, we recommend you first 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.

Units using Accounting software

  • We will provide links and instructions to access MYOB Student Edition Software and Xero Demo Company.
  • MYOB is used to complete FNSACC321.
  • Xero is used to complete FNSACC322.
  • FNSTPB411 and FNSTPB412 has course material and assessments in both Xero and MYOB. Students can choose which accounting software they would like to use to complete these units.

Career Pathways

The Diploma of Accounting can lead to many career options in a broad range of industries including:

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

On completion of the Diploma of Accounting you will meet the entry requirements for

  • FNS60222 Advanced Diploma of Accounting.
  • Articulation with Sheridan College
  • any undergraduate university courses requiring a 70 ATAR score. You must also have IELTS Academic Test Score of 6 or above, we work closely with our English School partner to support you in achieve the necessary IELTS score.

Depending on the university that you would like to attend, you may be eligible for credit towards entry to accounting & finance degrees.

For Curtin University, in WA, on successful completion of FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting you can receive up to 125 credit points for admission into the Bachelor of Commerce. More information is available on the Curtin Search for CRL website (by selecting 'TAFE - Any Australian TAFE' in Q3 of the filter).

For other universities, contact the university directly to discuss entry requirements.

At Applied Education, we believe in equipping our students with the tools they need to succeed. That's why we're proud to offer a complimentary Office 365 A1 subscription to all of our students. This includes web access to Microsoft's top applications like Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, as well as your very own student email address. Not only will you be able to create and collaborate on amazing content with the 365 Office app, but your student email address also comes with exclusive discounts and special student pricing at many popular businesses and online stores. Start taking advantage of this as soon as you enrol.

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Free Short Course Bundle Included

Choose 1 FREE Fundamentals bundle or 2 for $295, or all 3 for $495 when you enrol.
These course are optional and can support your learning.


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)

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

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  • Orientation and Social Events

    Pre-departure information packs, orientation program on arrival
    and cultural immersion events through your stay

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Support Team and Ticket Lodgement

  • One-on-one Support

    Access trainers during classes and you can arrange individual support session

  • 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 nationally recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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