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Diploma of Accounting

  • Diploma

Improve your career prospects in your current accounting role, prepare for further studies or build on your existing accounting skills and maximise your employment opportunities in this field by completing specialist courses in tax, budgeting and financial performance and reporting.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
FNS50217
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$5,260 total

About this course

Improve your career prospects in your current accounting role, prepare for further studies or build on your existing accounting skills and maximise your employment opportunities in this field by completing specialist courses in tax, budgeting and financial performance and reporting.

By successfully completing SWTAFE's vocational education qualifications in accounting you can meet the primary educational requirements for registered tax agent and BAS services set by the National Tax Practitioners Board.

On successful completion of the Diploma, graduates meet the minimum educational requirements for registered tax agent and BAS services set by the National Tax Practitioners Board under the Tax Agent Services Act (2009).

To being eligible to enrol into this course, you must provide evidence that you have completed one of the following:

  • Certificate IV Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) including BSBFAI401 and FNSACC311
  • Certificate IV Bookkeeping (FNS40215) including BSBFAI401 and FNSACC311
  • Certificate IV Accounting (FNS40615) including BSBFAI401 and FNSACC311

Entry requirements

Prior to being eligible to enrol in the Diploma of Accounting, you must provide evidence that you have completed either:

Seven pre-requisite units (or their equivalent units) including:

  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
  • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
  • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

Or completion of:

  • Certificate IV Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) including BSBFAI401 and FNSACC311
  • Certificate IV Bookkeeping (FNS40215) including BSBFAI401 and FNSACC311
  • Certificate IV Accounting (FNS40615) including BSBFAI401 and FNSACC311

Study locations

Warrnambool

Online

What you will learn

The Diploma of Accounting teaches you the skills and knowledge required for different jobs within the financial services industry in Australia.

This includes:

  • tax
  • budgets and forecasts
  • financial performance
  • financial reports
  • BAS statements
  • payroll system

Career pathways

  • BAS Agents
  • Accounts Assistants
  • Payroll Assistants
  • Bookkeeper
  • Registered
  • Tax Agent
  • Accounting Clerks
  • Payroll Officers
  • Junior accountant

Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Graduates seeking Tax agent and BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is regularly reviewed.

How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.