The Diploma of Accounting prepares you for a professional Accounting role in the financial services industry.
You will learn how to prepare financial reports, operational budgets, financial statements, and tax documentation for individuals, as well as the expertise to provide financial, business performance, and management accounting information. You will also learn how to manage budgets, make forecasts, and implement and maintain internal control procedures.
Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions
We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.
The Diploma of Accounting gives you the skills to take up a number of roles across the financial services industry.
Working in this industry will give you exposure to a broad range of people and operations. You may be dealing with customers, working with Microsoft Office or specialist software packages, or entering and processing financial information.
Armed with these essential business skills, you'll have the chance to work across different industries and locations.
After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in Accounting at the university-level.
Course Dates & Times
Online, P/T, Start 1st Sept, 2 Nights (Mon,Wed), 6pm-9pm, Blended/Virtual /2021
Blended - Open from 21/02 - P/T Mon, Wed nights-Virtual, 6pm-9pm / 2022
Blended - Open from 02/05, P/T Mon,Wed nights-Virtual, 6pm - 9pm / 2022
1. Subsidised Standard: $5,368.00
2. Full Fee: $6,039.00
Course Materials: $519.00
Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.
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
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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.
All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.
Completion of the following six units, or their equivalent, which constitute the requirements for the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set:
- 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;
Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent;
Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent.
Please note for the above: provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification
GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course you 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
The selection criteria for this course are:
- Ability to undertake training at this qualification level
- Literacy and numeracy skills of an appropriate level
- Keen interest in this Industry sector
- Ability to communicate with others
- Computer skills in Word, Excel and use of the Internet to a basic level
- Ability to organise study and work independently.
Course Study Units
Assessment methods may include:
- Class room activities and observation
- Role plays
- Short answer questions
- Supervised tests
Trainees will also be required to demonstrate competency in their workplace.
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Attendance & Commitment
It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.
If attending on-campus, students will be required to attend the timetabled on-campus classes 1 night per week and undertake a minimum of 3 hours per week of self-directed learning, researching, studying and completing the required exercises and assessments.
If you are unable to attend the timetabled on-campus classes you will be required to contact your teacher and catch up before the next class.
If undertaking the course off-campus a timetable for completion will be developed with you. You will be expected to complete the required reading, research, exercises and assessments through self-direction. You will be supported by your teachers as required via phone, email and one-on-one face-to-face or Skype meetings.
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.
A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.
Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.
Jobs and study options
Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.
Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.
Support for personal issues
We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.
Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.
We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.
Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.
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
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
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.