Diploma of Accounting

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self paced; up to 12 months

  • Start date:

    Any time – start now!

  • Awarded by:

    The National Finance Institute (RTO 31203)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Bookkeeper | Payroll Officer | BAS Agent | Accounts Receivable Officer | Trainee Financial Accountant | View All

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

Ready to embrace a career in accounting? Get up-to-the-minute training and professional insights that will help you succeed with this online Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) from NFI. 

Receive a nationally recognised qualification. Everything you learn in the course is directly applicable to real life workplace scenarios, preparing you for the realities of the profession. You’ll learn how to undertake operational reporting, prepare management reports, perform financial calculations, prepare BAS Statements, process payroll, prepare individual tax returns, manage budgets and forecasts.

When you enrol in NFI’s Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) you can start studying straight away. With all the coursework and assessments available online, you can work through units at your own place and fit your education around your work and personal commitments. If you’re ready to take the plunge, why wait any longer? 


There are six units which are pre-requisites to undertaking this qualification. These six units constitute the requirements for the Accounting Principles Skill Set. Students must complete or hold the following six units, or their equivalent:

  • FNSACC311 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC312 - Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC408 - Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry 
  • FNSACC416 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSTPB401 - Complete business activity and instalment activity statements 
  • FNSTPB402 - Establish and maintain payroll systems
  • OR Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent;
  • OR Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent.

What You’ll Learn

In this accounting course, subjects you may study include:

Core Units:

  • FNSACC511 - Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC512 - Prepare tax documentation for individuals1
  • FNSACC513 - Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC516 - Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC517 - Provide management accounting information
  • FNSACC514 - Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

Elective Units:

  • BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
  • BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • BSBLDR402 - Lead effective workplace relationships
  • FNSACC408 - Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSACC505 - Establish and maintain accounting information systems

Why study with The National Finance Institute?

If you’ve got a good head for numbers and want to excel your career in finance then turn to one of Australia’s leading providers in bookkeeping, accounting, financial services, management and more… We’re talking about The National Finance Institute of course!

Their range of accredited and nationally recognised certificates and diplomas will give you the right training that your industry demands! Since 2005, the National Finance Institute has been equipping students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to propel their career – are you next?

Student Support

You can’t buy experience and experience is exactly what the team at The National Finance Institute (NFI) offer! NFI has selected a team of trainers who have the knowledge and commitment to ensure each student thrives throughout their studies and is supported every step of the way. From planning out your career goals to preparing for assessments, you’ll get the right support that’ll put you on the path to success.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) from NFI.

This course equips you with a breadth of knowledge in accounting that will allow you to confidently take on accounting roles across a wide number of industries.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The pricing for the full diploma (all 11 units)  is as follows: 

  1. Online e-learning mode- $2,050 full course 
  2. Distance learning - $2,350 full course + postage (Distance Learning is full online access + printed copies of the units)

A pay by the month instalment option (4 months maximum) is available, plus a $90 admin fee.