• Course Code
  • FNS50217
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • Online
  • Duration
  • Online over 18 months plus weekly webinars and monthly workshops.
  • Starting Date
  • February and July 2019
  • Location
  • Warragul
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Course Overview

This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries. Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and guidance to others within defined guidelines.

The course provides students with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to prepare them for such job roles as; accounting assistant, payroll, bookkeeping and work with Tax Agents and accounting firms. Local job opportunities are predominantly in small business and organisations such as health care, education and local government.

The course is delivered online over 18 months and incorporates weekly webinars and monthly workshops. Webinars are interactive to allow discussions, questions , software demonstrations and current issues. They are recorded so that all students have access. Workshops will be rotated between several campuses.

There are also weekly timetabled drop in sessions for assistance with course material and assessments and timetabled online help sessions.

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.


Webinars are also recorded so that students with work commitments can listen to them at a later time.
Timetabled drop in sessions for assistance with course material and assessments.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Accounting.

Career Opportunities

Local job roles are usually small business but also include organisations such as health care, education, local government

Opportunities for Further Study

  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting (not delivered at Federation Training)
  • Undergraduate degree programs

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Interview, LLN Assessment of Reading, writing and mathematic skills

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV Accounting or equivalent
  • Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV Bookkeeping or equivalent
  • Completion of the 6 units that comprise the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skills Set


Though direct entry into the course is possible, it is recommended that students complete either the Certificate IV Bookkeeping or Certificate IV Accounting

Online requirement

Students require computer with Internet connection, Microsoft Office, headset or speakers and microphone


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. Higher level VET qualifications are at those at a Diploma level and above. VET Student loans are capped at a maximum for each approved course of study and the amount of the loan cannot be greater than your remaining FEE-HELP balance. If eligible for a student loan, you can access up to $5075 to help cover the tuition fees for this course. For more information about VET Student Loans and eligibility requirements, please click here.

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

Webinars are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - Timetable will be given to student at time of enrolment.

Online Workshops: 10:00am - 4:00pm Saturday 24th February, Saturday 17th March, Saturday 14th April,  Saturday 12th May, Saturday 2nd June, Saturday 30th June ,  Saturday 11th August, Saturday 29th September, Saturday 17th November and Saturday 1st December.

All Webinars are recorded and are available online


Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Pathway to BAS Agent Registration

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Students to purchase materials as per the supplied booklist.

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description


Evaluate business performance


Provide management accounting information


Implement and maintain internal control procedures


Prepare financial reports for corporate entities


Manage budgets and forecasts


Prepare tax documentation for individuals


Provide financial and business performance information


Prepare operational budgets


Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry


Develop and use complex spreadsheets


Prepare and analyse management accounting information


Assignments, webinars and research

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