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Diploma of Accounting

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  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; complete within 12 OR 18 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

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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

Build on your professional achievements and pursue a rewarding career in the financial services sector with a Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215).

Drawing on your natural aptitude for working with numbers and data, this course will introduce you to complex financial problem solving and develop your understanding of the industry. You will learn how to perform financial evaluations, analyse information, prepare interim reports and process transactions in addition to building management, communication and leadership skills to ready you for senior positions.

Delivered online by Foundation Education, your studies can be tailored to fit around your work and social commitments.


Applicants must meet the following entry requirements to enrol in this course:

  • Have the required language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete a diploma-level qualification; AND
  • Have access to a computer, the internet and an active email address; AND
  • Have computer literacy skills; AND
  • Have the capacity to complete assessment items within the required timeframes.

This qualification also includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements via their website.

Areas of study

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

Core units

  • FNSACC501 - Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC503 - Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC504 - Prepare financial reports for corporate entities*
  • FNSACC502 - Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC506 - Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC507 - Provide management accounting information

Elective units:

  • BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
  • BSBADM506 - Manage business document design and development
  • BSBSITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

*Before a student can undertake FNSACC504, they should have completed and assessed as competent on the following two units, BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports and FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

RTO 22557
Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

Flexible Online Study
Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

Dedicated Student Support
Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry Relevant Courses
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215) from Foundation Education.

This qualification will prepare you to pursue work as an assistant accountant or finance sector supervisor, among other employment opportunities at a high level within the financial services industry.

Payment options & support

Finance options

Foundation Education offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 10 months
  • Rapid payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 4 months

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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