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Offering Info

Diploma of Accounting

  • National Course Code: FNS50217
  • TAFE NSW code: FNS50217-01V02-21ULT-300

Location – Ultimo

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

13 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Diploma of Accounting is designed to take your accounting career further in the Financial Services sector - the second largest industry for employment in Australia and growing fast. Learn how to manage complex budgets and managerial financial reports, and open your job search up to roles like assistant accountant or bookkeeper.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through course work, you will learn:

  • Advanced skills in budget management and forecasting
  • To prepare financial reports and taxation documentation
  • How to implement internal control procedures
  • To provide management accounting information

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the soft skills and attributes you need to get ahead in this field:

  • Attention to detail
  • Customer service
  • Organisational skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

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

A Diploma in Accounting will prepare you for many finance roles:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll manager
  • Assistant accountant
  • Accounts supervisor

GROW YOUR CAREER

Deepen your accounting knowledge and practice with the Accounting vertical pathway:

  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Continue your education with degree level qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Applied Commerce with TAFE NSW Degrees
  • Bachelor of Business

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Employment in the financial and insurance services industry is expected to grow by 13.7%, faster than other Australian industries.

The NSW Government identified the Diploma of Accounting as key to addressing skill shortages in bookkeeping. As it is a Targeted Priority, you may be eligible for a subsidised fee.

Qualifications from a trusted training provider like TAFE NSW are key to skilling the Financial Services workforce of tomorrow.

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for this course, you will need to provide evidence that you have completed one of the following:

  • Accounting Principles Skillset
  • Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent
  • Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have knowledge and experience in:

  • Preparing financial reports
  • Processing financial transactions
  • Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  • Payroll systems

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Work functions associated with this qualification are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website for information on specific regulations: https://www.ato.gov.au/.

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you to:

  • 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:
-should have completed the CIV Accounting and Bookkeeping and have an interest in financial reporting for companies, income tax and business finance.

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 Time Location
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 6:00pm to 7:00pm Ultimo TAFE, Building G, Level 7, Room G7.28
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 6:00pm to 7:00pm Ultimo TAFE, Building G, Level 7, Room G7.28

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time evening face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 9 hours of class, over 3 evenings a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Project, Assessment preparation


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

Disability support and LLN support is available where relevant. All students enrolled in this course will have free access to LinkedIn

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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5:30pm to 9:30pm. 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.

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSTPB504 Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law
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.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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