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Diploma of Accounting

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  • Payment options:

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    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; up to 24 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Mentor Education (RTO 21683)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Accountant | Bookkeeper | Accounts Payable Officer | Accounts Receivable Officer | View all

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This course meets the 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.

Course Rundown

About this course

Study this Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215) to validate your bookkeeping skills or kick-start your career in accounting.

Delivered online by Mentor Education, this diploma course is the educational requirement for anyone looking to become an accountant, registered tax agent, registered BAS agent or tax (financial) advisor, as set out by the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009.

During this course, you will gain a broad understanding of bookkeeping and accounting processes, including managing budgets and forecasts, preparing financial reports and tax documents and using accrual accounting systems.


There are no prerequisites for this course; anyone can apply.

Areas of study

Core Units

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

Elective Units

  • BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
  • BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSBKG402 - Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
  • FNSBKG403 - Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system

* Units included in the Tax Practitioners Board approved course in Australian taxation law

Mentor Education 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.

Where Will It Lead Me?

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

You will leave this course with a thorough understanding of GST and BAS, and become a competent user of MYOB.

By studying this course, you will be given a student membership with the Institute of Public Accountants, free of charge. Once you graduate, you will have the opportunity to upgrade your student membership to become a Graduate Associate of the IPA for $175, instead of the standard membership fee of $669.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The full fee for completing this course online is $2,190. Upfront payment is required in full, at the time of enrolment. Credit cards accepted.

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