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Accountant's Bridging Course

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  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; max 12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Mentor Education (RTO 21683)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

Mentor Education's Accountant Bridging Course is the ideal program for accountants looking to meet their obligations as detailed in Regulatory Guide 146 Licensing: Training of Financial Product Advisers (RG146).

The program combines the nationally recognised Diploma of Financial Planning (FNS50615) with the SMSF Adviser short course, allowing students to walk away with the ability to advise on self-managed superannuation funds, margin lending, investing and life insurance. The bridging course has been designed in conjunction with leading financial institutions to offer you a fast-tracked education in the provision of advice relating to financial products and services. 

Completion of this bridging program will also see you awarded with 82 continuing professional development (CPD) points.


This course is available to qualified accountants.

Areas of study

In this accounting course, the subjects you will study include:

Diploma of Financial Planning

Core units

  • BSBITU402 – Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • FNSASICZ503 – Provide advice in financial planning
  • FNSFPL501 – Comply with financial planning practice ethical and operational guidelines and regulations
  • FNSFPL502 – Conduct financial planning analysis and research
  • FNSFPL503 – Develop and prepare financial plan
  • FNSFPL504 – Implement financial plan
  • FNSFPL505 – Review financial plans and provide ongoing service
  • FNSFPL506 – Determine client financial requirements and expectations
  • FNSINC401 – Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

Elective units

  • FNSFPL507 – Provide financial planning advice
  • FNSFPL508 – Conduct complex financial planning research
  • FNSIAD501 – Provide appropriate services, advice and products to clients
  • FNSINC501 – Conduct product research to support recommendations
  • FNSCUS505 – Determine client requirements and expectations
  • FNSASICU503 – Provide advice in superannuation
  • FNSASICX503 – Provide advice in life insurance
  • FNSASICT503 – Provide advice in Managed Investments
  • FNSASICW503 – Provide advice in Securities
  • FNSFMK502 – Analyse financial market products for client
  • FNSFMK503 – Advise clients on financial risk
  • FNSCUS506 – Record and implement client instructions

Self Managed Superannuation Funds Personal Advice

  • FNSSMS501 – Invest in self-managed superannuation funds assets
  • FNSSMS601 – Provide advice in self-managed superannuation funds
  • FNSSMS602 – Apply taxation requirements when advising in self-managed superannuation funds
  • FNSSMS603 – Apply legislative and operational requirements to advising in self-managed superannuation funds
  • FNSSMS505 – Support trustee in the selection and performance monitoring of outsourced services

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Mentor Education is one of Australia’s leading RG146 compliance training providers for the financial services industry. By specialising exclusively in this field of training, Mentor is able to focus on delivering professional development courses of the highest quality. Thanks to their flexible delivery options, you can complete a nationally recognised qualification in financial planning entirely online, and without disrupting your career. Take advantage of Mentor Education’s long-standing industry reputation and commitment to ongoing professional development by enquiring about a course today.
As a student of Mentor Education, you’ll receive access to an experienced financial adviser Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm by telephone and email, so you’re always assured of timely feedback and assistance.

Students of this program will also benefit from complementary inclusion of Mentor Education’s Career Pathway Program. This comprehensive suite of career-building tools includes a 12-month professional development subscription, association membership and regular updates on industry news and events.

Career outcomes

How will this course advance my career?

Successful completion of this course brings your qualification into line with ASIC’s RG146 requirements, whilst simultaneously diversifying your expertise and capacity to fulfil clients’ needs.

Earn 82 CPD points as you gain the skillset required to provide compliant advice in life insurance, superannuation, SMSF and investments, and in turn broaden your client base and potential for employment.

How else will I benefit from this course?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Financial Planning (FNS50611) from Mentor Education. 
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Your qualification articulates into higher education programs with the University of New England and Griffith University.
  • Receive access to Mentor Education’s tailored Career Pathway Program.

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Want more information about the career benefits of this course? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Auditor
  • Payroll Manager
  • Life Insurance Advisor
  • Superannuation Advisor
  • Investment Advisor
  • Accounts Clerk

Payment options & support

Financial assistance

Upfront payment is required in full, at the time of enrolment. Credit cards accepted.

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