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Diploma of Accounting

Diploma of Accounting

Course Information

Qualification: FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting
CRICOS Course Code: 088008J
Duration: 40 Weeks Tuition + up to 12 Weeks break= 52 weeks total
Training Package: FNS Financial Services
Vocational Area: Accounting and financial services
Study Type: Full time: 20 hours face to face

Qualification Structure:

This course is organised into 11 units of competency, made up of 6 core units and 5 elective units.

Unit of Competency
Term Title Core/Elective
1 FNSACC502  Prepare tax documentation for individuals   Core
FNSACC505  Establish and maintain accounting information systems   Elective
2 FNSACC504  Prepare financial reports for corporate entities   Core
FNSACC506  Implement and maintain internal control procedures Core
3 FNSACC507  Provide management accounting information Core
BSBLDR502  Lead and manage effective workplace relationships Elective
4 FNSACC501  Provide financial and business performance information Core
FNSFMK505  Comply with financial services legislation and industry codes of practice Elective
5 FNSACC607  Evaluate business performance Elective
FNSACC503  Manage budgets and forecasts Core
6 FNSINC601  Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry Elective

Course Description

This course will build on the knowledge of business financial and accounting practice and the basic accounting skills that were acquired in the Certificate IV in Accounting. The Diploma of Accounting is designed for students who wish to expand their knowledge of the Accounting discipline so that they may pursue higher education or employment in the business, financial or accounting environments.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be 18 years of age or over
    ● Have satisfactorily completed Year 12 in an Australian High School (or equivalent), and
    ● Have an IELTS band score of 5.5 or TOEFL 500 (or equivalent)
  • Completion of the following six units, or their equivalent:

FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems;
Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent;
Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent.

Applicants preferably have completed any Certificate BSB qualification or other relevant Certificate or demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in a managerial or supervisory role.


Each unit of competency involves assessment tasks conducted in a range of contexts. Such assessment tasks may include case studies, practical demonstrations, individual projects, report writing, portfolios of evidence, closed book examinations, role plays and oral presentations.

Career Prospects

Career opportunities may be found in a wide variety of industries including public accounting, property, business services, manufacturing, banking, insurance, Government departments and not-for-profit organisations. With increasing regulation and business reliance on sound financial information, opportunities for qualified accountants are expected to grow.

Learning Pathway

Successful completion of the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting may enable the student to receive exemptions in WIN’s Bachelor of Business (Professional Accounting).

Recognition of Prior Learning & Recognition of Current Competency

Have you studied this topic before? We will recognise competencies gained through previous learning, work and life experiences.

Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/ Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) before they commence the course or a particular unit. Students will need to provide evidence that they are already competent in this/these specific unit/s. Email info@win.edu.au for further information.