Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: FNS50215
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
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Duration: Self-paced; complete within 12 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Foundation Education (RTO 22557)
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.

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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 and Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, 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

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215) from Foundation Education or the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

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.

Finance options

VET FEE-HELP* is available for this course through Foundation Education's partner, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363). If you enrol in this course with VET FEE-HELP you will automatically become a student of AIPT's, and will be subject to their terms and conditions. Course fees include the delivery and assessment of your qualification, study materials (including all resources), and student support services.

Foundation Education offers students exceptional flexibility when it comes to paying for course fees. Three instalment plans are available:

  • Upfront payment: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Rapid payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 4 months
  • Payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 8 months

Alternatively, you can pay the full course fee upfront via credit card.

*VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government study loan scheme, which can be used to help you pay for all or part of your tuition fees. Eligibility criteria apply.

RTO 22557
With over 14 years in the industry, Foundation Education endeavours to deliver flexible and personalised training solutions. A student satisfaction rate of over 80% and an industry leading graduation rate of 65%, combined with state-of-the-art technology, expert trainers and ongoing support, make Foundation Education one of Australia’s leading RTOs. Specialising in business services, health services, training and education and fitness and recreation courses, Foundation Education is the perfect choice for anyone looking for quality vocational training.
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.

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