Diploma of Accounting

Course Code FNS50215
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street
Duration 630 hours, 18 Months Part time

Course Overview

The FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting is one of the industry recognised qualifications which is required to undertake a professional accounting job role in financial services industry. These roles include an Accountant (General) and Financial Analyst. 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.
With a Diploma in Accounting you are on your way to becoming a registered Tax Agent. And if youre already working in the industry, and want to increase your skills as an accounting professional, this is an essential step. Youll learn the ins and outs of getting businesss tax compliance up to scratch.
Youll also meet other local finance professionals through our workshops.
The core units, delivered by our industry experts, include:
·Implement and maintain internal control procedures
·Manage budgets and forecasts
·Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
·Prepare legally compliant tax returns for individuals
·Provide financial and business performance information
·Provide management accounting information
Work functions in this occupational area are subject to regulatory requirements.
You should refer to the IBSA website (www.ibsa.org.au).

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

After gaining the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting, you might wish to undertake further study at the University level.

The FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in or become more effective in professional accounting job roles in the financial services industry. Working in this industry generally involves working business hours, Monday to Friday with peak busy periods at the end of the month, quarterly and at the end of the financial year.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Trimester 3 – 1 Night a Week – 6pm to 9pm – Public on Campus / 2018

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Standard $4,970.70
Govt Subsidised-Trainee $4,391.10
Full Fee $5,588.10
Course Materials $126.00

Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must: Attend an interview Undertake a Pre-training Review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course Complete a CSPA test to ensure you have the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course Applicants also require: X The ability to attend timetabled on-campus classes X The ability to undertake training at this qualification level X The ability to communicate with others X The ability to organise study and work independently X A keen interest in this Industry sector X Sound computer skills particularly in Word and use of the Internet It would be preferred that students have completed FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or other relevant qualification or have vocational experience.

Units of Competency

FNS50215 – Core Units
FNSACC506 – Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC503 – Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC504 – Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC502 – Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC501 – Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC507 – Provide management accounting information

FNS50215 – Elective Units
BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports
BSBITU402 – Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC401 – Process business tax requirements
FNSACC402 – Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC404 – Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSBKG404 – Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
FNSBKG405 – Establish and maintain a payroll system

Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Additional Information

It would be preferred that students have sound computer skills particularly in Word and use of the Internet
and have completed Certificate IV in Accounting or Certificate IV in Bookkeeping.
The course is 2 nights per weeks from 6 – 9 pm for 1 year. You may choose to undertake 1 night per week from 6 – 9 pm and complete the course over a longer period of time.
You are able to commence this course any time throughout the year.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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