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Advanced Diploma of Accounting

National Course Code: FNS60217


The nationally accredited Advanced Diploma of Accounting is designed for aspiring accounting managers and assistant accountants. You will prepare complex reports and evaluations to deliver critical results for your company and clients, and earn credit toward a TAFE NSW degree study pathway.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Outstanding communication
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Exceptional attention to detail


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised Advanced Diploma
  • Eligibility to be recognised as a Registered Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board
  • Articulation pathways into a degree

Career opportunities:

  • Accounting manager
  • Assistant accountant


Take your career further with the:

  • Bachelor of Applied Commerce
  • Bachelor of Business

This course is superseded.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.


This course is currently available at 2 campus locations across NSW and online. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • Analytical and strategic minds
  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to see patterns
  • A logical nature

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Written assessments which include completing research projects
  • Practical assessments which include producing reports

The Certificate IV is the minimum requirement needed to meet the licensing requirements for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board as a Registered Business Activity Statement (BAS) Agent. You will need the Certificate IV to perform certain work functions. You dont however need to complete the Certificate III in Accounting before enrolling at this level, though it is recommended for base knowledge.

To be successful in the Diploma level course, you need to complete the Certificate IV. The Diploma deepens knowledge gained on industry legislation and ethical practices and depending on the units you study, you will be eligible for a TPB registration in a different category to expand your employment opportunities.

This course, the Advanced Diploma of Accounting, is an upskill qualification that will hone your technical and business knowledge. You must complete the Diploma before enrolling into this course. It is an excellent way to advance your skills, gain practical experience and become more competent without entering a Bachelor degree.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Researching and analysing data to provide recommendations and insights to your organisation
  • Discussing data and influencing business decisions
  • Developing financial forecasts for clients

You will learn in simulated environments on a TAFE NSW campus or in real world situations like your workplace.

TAFE NSW offers you a range of online and on campus study environments - industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities - to enhance your learning and employability.

Employment in the broader financial and insurance services industry is expected to grow by 13.7% over the four years to 2022 and faster than other Australian industries. Completing this course enables you to move into higher value roles that are less likely to be automated as technology plays an increasingly large role in the sector.

This qualification allows you to expand your skills, fine tune your business delivery and gain exposure to the accounting industry.

Accountants are increasingly required to provide high level analysis in order to understand performance and inform decisions. The Advanced Diploma of Accounting enables you to contribute at that level.

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