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Diploma of Accounting

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    12 months part-time

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    RTO 0049

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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

You've got a head for numbers - now, turn that into a career in just one year of study with this competitive online Diploma of Accounting from AIM.

You'll learn both the specialised financial knowledge required to work in finance and accounting roles across a range of businesses, and the dynamic skills of evaluation, analysis and problem-solving required to create solutions for all kinds of businesses.

With a focus on contemporary finance management, this course will teach you how to prepare financial reports, operate accounting management systems such as MYOB and implement financial control procedures.

After graduation, you'll have a solid economic literacy and the basic statistical skills required to analyse data in economics, finance and business management. This course also acts as a pathway to further study, and you may choose to complement your specialised knowledge with study in management in order to progress your career further.

Online and self-paced, this course is flexible and easily adapted to your lifestyle, ensuring your learning is relevant for you and your next career step.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older; AND
  • Completed Australian Year 12 schooling; OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the skills and capability to succeed in the course by completing the Diploma Entry Test.

Areas of study

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

Core units:

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

Pre-selected elective units:

  • BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACC406 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSACCO601 - Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
Australian Institute of Management Education and Training AIM provides students with practical qualifications that certify their skills and advances their careers. Each qualification is delivered through a blend of practical exercises and evaluative tools, and with no exams to study for; students can focus on completing assessments that have real world application. With the choice to study online or on campus, studying with AIM means you can maintain your work-life balance while building your future career.

Australian Institute of Management Education and Training Pty Limited (ABN 40 009 668 553); RTO code 0049 (AIMET); level 21, 580 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, an approved FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP provider. AIMET is a registered Higher Education Provider listed on the national register, Provider ID: PRV12071. AIMET uses the brand name AIM with permission from the Australian Institute of Management (ABN 56 004 525 017).
AIM (RTO 0049) prides itself on delivering holistic, comprehensive qualifications, that helps you fast-track your career whilst gaining official certification of your skills. Whether you prefer online learning or face-to-face classes, AIM offers both options.

The online virtual campus, MyAIM allows students to work through the online modules at their own pace, connect with other students and receive online learning support from AIM’s Student Support and Coaching Services teams.

Career outcomes

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

You'll have the opportunity to seek employment in finance, accounting and analytics roles in a variety of industries across the private and public sectors. Previous graduates of this course have gone on to roles ranging from clerical and administrative to professional and management roles in a wide variety of industries including financial and insurance services, health care and social assistance, and public administration and safety.

This course may also act as a pathway to further studies. You may explore further qualification opportunities through AIM such as the Graduate Certificate in Management, Graduate Diploma in Management and the Masters of Business Administration. Study is available in both online and face-to-face delivery modes

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The current cost of this course is $5,850.


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