(FNS60215) Advanced Diploma of Accounting

CRICOS ID -090776F
Course Duration – 20 weeks
Course Fee – AU$6,800
Location – Hobart
Intake Dates – July


Course Overview

Throughout this course you will learn about accounting in large and small businesses, including: spreadsheets, tax, legal essentials, accounting standards and financial management. Upon completion of this course you will have the skills to work in the accounting sector of a large business, or manage the finances of a small business. You will also be eligible to register with the Australian National Institute of Accountants.

Together with previous qualifications and experience, this course will teach you about corporations compliance, taxation for more complicated business entities, complex spreadsheet applications, and more advanced financial and management accounting. Students may benefit from work-placement in local businesses or government departments.

This qualification would suit:

  • Those who have completed the Diploma of Accounting and are on a journey to gain higher level accounting qualifications in the TasTAFE system or a Degree at University level
  • Those who work as a bookkeeper and want further skills in taxation and higher level accounting and reporting skills and knowledge
  • Those wishing to be fully qualified as an Accountant and a member of an accounting professional organisation
  • Those seeking ultimately a career as a registered tax agent


Career Opportunities

Career options may include:

  • Working as a Clerical Officer, Office Manager, Payroll Officer, Bookkeeper, Assistant Accountant or Accountant
  • Be a recognised bookkeeper on joining a bookkeeping professional organisation with opportunities to access ongoing professional development
  • As an employed bookkeeper, prepare and submit Business Activity Statement (BAS) returns for your business employer
  • As a contract bookkeeper, prepare and submit BAS returns for small businesses. (Note: Specific eligibility requirements exist under the current income tax legislation)
  • Joining the Institute of Public Accountants as an Associate member


Pathways to further study

Diploma + Degree

(The Advanced Diploma of Accounting  may provide you with up to 10 units of credit (1.25 years) into the Bachelor of Business at the University of Tasmania.


Course Structure

This course offers a combination of theory, including current work practices and accounting regulations, and hands-on learning, including preparing financial records and reports, for simulated business situations.

To achieve a Advanced Diploma of Accounting, 8 units must be successfully completed:

  • 3 core units
  • 5 electives
Core units
  • FNSACC604A Monitor corporate governance activities
  • FNSINC601A Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
  • FNSINC602A Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
Elective Units
  • FNSACC601B Prepare and administer compliant tax returns for legal entities
  • FNSACC603A Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance
  • FNSACC608A Evaluate organisation’s financial performance
  • FNSACC501A Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC613A Prepare and analyse management accounting information

Please Note: units may vary slightly between campuses.


Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Options for assessment will include:

  • Assignments
  • Preparing financial records and reports for simulated business situations
  • Preparing reports for management
  • Being observed performing practical tasks
  • On-line quizzes and tasks
  • Short answers
  • Examinations where required to meet specific competencies

Employability skills
All units in this qualification area assessed considering the employability skills of:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Planning and organising
  • Self-management
  • Learning
  • Technology


Entry Requirements

  • Diploma of Accounting
  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent. 


Recognition of Prior Learning

At TasTAFE we believe that the things you already know how to do should be formally recognised.

Regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience.  When you apply to attend TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of:

  • schooling
  • formal/informal learning
  • life experience
  • employment/work experience.

You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation. 

It is also possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.



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