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Diploma of Accounting

National ID: FNS50217 | State ID: BDP8


Accounting is the language of practical business life

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This course builds on the Certificate IV in Accounting and provides you with skills in creating manual and computerised summaries of the financial transactions of an organisation.

You'll also manage a small team as a project and develop business plans.

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Gain these skills
  • Manage budgets and forecasts
  • Produce and analyse financial reports
  • Prepare tax returns
  • Provide financial and business performance information
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Accurate and detailed
  • Strong organisational  and record keeping skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Provide financial and business performance information FNSACC511 BBH87
Prepare tax documentation for individuals FNSACC512 BBH89
Manage budgets and forecasts FNSACC513 BBH96
Prepare financial reports for corporate entities* FNSACC514 BBH98
Implement and maintain internal control procedures FNSACC516 BBH73
Provide management accounting information FNSACC517 BBH81

Elective Units 

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Develop and use complex spreadsheets BSBITU402 AUH20
Interpret and use financial statistics and tools FNSINC602 AUP48
Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry FNSACC408 BBH88
Prepare financial reports BSBFIA401 AUK70
Complete business activity and instalment activity statements FNSTPB401 BBH92

*There are prerequisite units for this unit: 
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports  
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports and extract interim reports. 

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Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Other job titles may include:

  • Finance Sector Supervisor
  • Senior Financial Clerk

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

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Course Overview

WhereNorthbridge Building 1

Six months (1 semester) full time after completion of the Certificate IV of Accounting or six months plus additional units from the Certificate IV in Accounting

WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

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Please note, fees are subject to change.

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