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Diploma of Accounting

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    Max 12 months

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    Upskilled (RTO 40374)

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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

The business world is dynamic and ruthless, but the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215) aims to help you gain a competitive edge. Delivered and assessed by Upskilled, the course covers key learning areas such as financial and business performance information, tax documentation, budgets and forecasts, and internal control procedures.

You will have the option to choose electives in accounting information systems, financial reports, complex spreadsheets and tax documentation for legal entities. The latest accounting software applications such as Xero are also covered. Completion of the course certifies you as a qualified Registered Tax Agent or BAS agent, and prepares you for the option of further study in a relevant bachelor's degree.

The portability of accounting means your skills will be required in any industry or sector, while the growth of this role means increased opportunities and a higher salary potential.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course, so anyone can apply!

Areas of study

In this accounting course, the units of competency you may study include:

Core units:

  • FNSACC506 - Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC502 - Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC507 - Provide management accounting information
  • FNSACC501 - Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC503 - Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC504 - Prepare financial reports for corporate entities (pre-requisite units BSBFIA401 and FNSACC301)

Elective units:

  • FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system

Upskilled may make changes to this course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or meet other regulatory requirements.

Upskilled is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers innovative, effective and efficient vocational education, training and short courses for working professionals, job seekers and school leavers. As one of the largest RTOs in Australia, Upskilled partners with businesses and career-minded individuals to achieve amazing outcomes. Choose from over 100 qualifications across more than 20 disciplines and start chasing your dream career today. With Upskilled, you're qualifying for tomorrow!
As a student of Upskilled you will have access to continued support, advice and guidance from your online trainer via phone or email. Your trainer will give you valuable feedback on your assessments and help you with your course material. Additional support with your study is also available during out-of-work hours via phone or Skype.

Career outcomes

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

By completing this course you will be qualified as a Registered Tax Agent or BAS agent, and be able to apply for roles in any business or accounting practice or even set up your own taxation practice. This course is also a pathway to further related studies such as the Advanced Diploma of Accounting or a relevant bachelor's degree.

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

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Taxation Compliance Officer
  • Senior Financial Clerk
  • Accounts Supervisor

Payment options & support

Finance options

Upskilled offers a choice of two convenient payment options to help make studying more affordable:

Option 1 - Save 15% when you pay upfront
Total course cost: $3,825

Option 2 - 24-month interest free payment plan.
No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $44 a week!

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