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Offering Info

Diploma of Accounting

  • National Course Code: FNS50217
  • TAFE NSW code: FNS50217-01V02-20STL-001

Location – St Leonards

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

03 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week

26

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including tax agents, accounts payable and accounts receivable officers, payroll service providers, and employees performing a range of accounting tasks for organisations in a range of industries. Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and provide guidance to others within defined guidelines.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law, which are relevant for registration as a tax agent. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Completion of the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set;
OR
Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent;
OR
Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent.

**COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS**

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:
Students will be required to submit evidence of one of the following: FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set or Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent or Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:
To be able to successfully complete this course candidates should have completed the CIV Accounting and Bookkeeping and have an interest in financial reporting for companies, income tax and business finance.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: 10 December 2019, 22 January and 29 January 2020
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: St. Leonards Campus, B Block, 2nd Floor, room 37

Or

Date: 10 December 2019, 22 January and 29 January 2020
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: St. Leonards Campus, B Block, 2nd Floor, room 37

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks/ 1 semester. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private Study, assignment preparation, research and assessment preparation.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:
The student cohort are typically continuing their studies from the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
Disability support and LLN support is available where relevant. All students enrolled in this course will have free access to Lynda.com

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on 3.5 days, Monday 9:30am to 4:00pm, Tuesday 9:30am to 9:00pm and Thursday 9:30am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.

To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:

  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.

If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
Textbooks and stationery supplies will be in addition to the course fee. Textbooks will be available directly from the publisher at a cost of approx. $300.


Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00
Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
20STL00246 UOS 1-FNS50217-20STL-001-SSVSL 03 Feb 2020 20 Mar 2020 02 Mar 2020 $950.00
20STL00248 UOS 2-FNS50217-20STL-001-SSVSL 23 Mar 2020 01 May 2020 06 Apr 2020 $950.00
20STL00250 UOS 3-FNS50217-20STL-001-SSVSL 04 May 2020 19 Jun 2020 01 Jun 2020 $950.00

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
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
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

St Leonards
213 Pacific Highway, St Leonards
Phone 131 601

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