Offering Info

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

  • National Course Code: FNS60217
  • TAFE NSW code: FNS60217-01V01-21MBK-021

Location – Meadowbank

Study Type


Course Start Date

19 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

13 Hours per week


36 Weeks

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

Course Details

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

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.


To be eligible for this course, you need to demonstrate the following:

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


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.


To be prepared for this course, we recommend 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

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


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 have:

Completion of both FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set and FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set;
Completion of FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting;
Completion of FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.

Please contact 131 601 to confirm details to forward a copy of your transcript to.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • You will need to complete 3 core and 11 elective units - you may receive rcognition of up to 6 units from the Diploma of Accounting.

During 2021, construction of the new Meadowbank Education & Employment Precinct will be undertaken at TAFE NSW Meadowbank. There may be some disruption to students during that time, including noise, dust, vibration and changes to campus parking. TAFE NSW is focussed on minimising any disruption to students, where practicable. Contact us on 131601 for any questions.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.


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
Tuesday 8 June 2021 6:00pm to 7:00pm Meadowbank Campus, Block P, Level 5, Room P5.03
Tuesday 22 June 2021 10:00am to 11:00am Meadowbank Campus, Block P, Level 5, Room P5.03
Tuesday 8 June 2021 6:00pm to 7:00pm Meadowbank Campus, Block P, Level 5, Room P5.03
Tuesday 13 July 2021 10:00am to 11:00am Meadowbank Campus, Block P, Level 5, Room P5.03
Tuesday 13 July 2021 6:00pm to 7:00pm Meadowbank Campus, Block P, Level 5, Room P5.03


This is a Flexible blended course. You will need to complete approximately 24 hours of other study per week for 36 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent online activities, discussion forums, structured prescribed readings, videos.


This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional recognition, including tax agents, accounts managers and business analysts; and to employees performing a range of accounts management tasks for organisations in a range of industries.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

Students may wish to attend the Drop in Centre on a Monday afternoon or night during the teaching weeks for additional support or assistance

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
  • 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 to Friday 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


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?


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.


You will need to provide the following resources which is retained on completion of study:

Students will be required to purchase textbooks at an additional cost (approx $400)

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.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding


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

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
21MBK00973 UOS 1-FNS60217-21MBK-021-SSVSL 19 Jul 2021 08 Oct 2021 06 Sep 2021 $728.00
21MBK00976 UOS 2-FNS60217-21MBK-021-SSVSL 11 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 01 Nov 2021 $728.00
22MBK00166 UOS 3-FNS60217-21MBK-021-SSVSL 04 Jan 2022 25 Mar 2022 07 Feb 2022 $728.00
22MBK00169 UOS 4-FNS60217-21MBK-021-SSVSL 28 Mar 2022 17 Jun 2022 02 May 2022 $726.00

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.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Elective Units
Number Title
FNSTPB505 Apply legal principles in property law
FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law
FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
FNSACC624 Monitor corporate governance activities
FNSACC613 Prepare and analyse management accounting information
FNSACC609 Evaluate financial risk
FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information

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

Tax agent, accounts managers business analysts

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.

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Course Location

See Street, Meadowbank
Phone 131 601

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