National code: FNS60217

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

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Overview About this course

Designed for aspiring accounting managers and assistant accountants. Prepare complex reports and evaluations to deliver critical results for your company and clients, and earn credit toward a TAFE NSW degree study pathway.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Develop and manage financial systems

  • Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

  • Monitor corporate governance activities

  • Evaluate financial risk in an organisation

  • Influence critical business decisions

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Learn in simulated environments or your real workplace

  • Skills to research and analyse data to provide recommendations and insights to your organisation

  • The ability to discuss data and influence business decisions

  • Confidence to develop financial forecasts for simulated clients

  • Eligibility to be recognised as a Registered Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board

  • Articulation pathways into a degree

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • You have achieved both a Statement of Attainment in Accounting Principles Skill Set and a Statement of Attainment in Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate OR

  • You have achieved a Diploma of Accounting as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Experience preparing financial reports

  • An analytical and strategic mind

  • Strong attention to detail

  • The ability to see patterns

  • A logical nature

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • The confidence to work autonomously and as part of a team

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Accountant (General)

Accountants (General) provide services relating to compliance-based financial reporting, auditing, insolvency and accounting information systems, and advise on associated record-keeping requirements.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    83%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    67,000 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    40 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,850

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    43 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Very high

  • Gender share

    52% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Accounting manager and Assistant accountant

Licensing

Work functions associated with this qualification are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website for information on specific regulations. Some units in this qualification meet the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) education requirements. This means you can register as a Tax Agent or Advisor under Australian taxation law, or as a Tax Agent under commercial law. If TPB registration is your goal, please check with your campus before enrolling to ensure it delivers the units you need.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 2 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Advanced Diploma of Accounting does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Advanced Diploma of Accounting does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Accounting qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 Units of competency, including 3 core and 11 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

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