Advanced Diploma of Accounting [FNS60217]

Advanced Diploma of Accounting (CRICOS Course Code: 097768E)

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. At this level individuals are expected to apply theoretical and technical skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad but generally well-defined parameters.

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.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Accountant Manager
  • Assistant Accountant

After achieving the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting, students may undertake further study to higher education programs Level.

Entry Requirements

Completion of both FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set and FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set; OR Completion of FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting; OR Completion of FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting Learners are over 18 years of age. All international students must be able to demonstrate an IELTS 5.5 level of English language or equivalent. They have either completed their education to a level which is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School, College or University

Course Duration

This program is delivered 20 hours /week full time study ,15 hours face-to-face and 5 hours online using Moodle as platform, entirely off-the-job at SIBN campus through a combination of face-to-face trainer-led classes and practical classes involving small group and individual activities.

  • Calendar Year: Forty -four (44) weeks
  • Academic Year: Thirty -five (35) weeks
  • Term breaks: 3x3 weeks
  • Allocated hours: 700 contact hours

Core Unit

FNSACC624 Monitor Corporate Governance Activities
FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in financial services industry
FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

Elective Units

FNSACC608 Evaluate organisation's financial performance
FNSACC613 Prepare and Analyse Management Accounting information
FNSACC606 Conduct Internal Audit
FNSACC605 Implement organisational improvement programs
FNSACC601 Prepare and administer compliant tax returns for legal entities
FNSACC607 Evaluate business performance
FNSACC614 Prepare complex corporate financial reports
FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context
FNSTPB504 Apply legal principles in corportations and trust law
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
FNSACC603 Implement tax plans and evaluate tax obligations


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