Advance Diploma of Accounting

FNS60222 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting (Release 1) Duration 78 weeks (18 weeks break inclusive)

CRICOS Course Code: 112761E

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional recognition, including tax agents, accounts managers and business analysts; and to employees performing a range of accounts management tasks for organisations in a range of industries. At this level individuals are expected to apply theoretical and technical skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad parameters.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law, which are relevant for registration as a tax agent. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

Employment Pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
• Accountant
• Financial Accounting Officer
• Senior Accounts Payable Clerk
• Accounting Manager

Pathways from the qualification

After completing this qualification, students may articulate into further study into Bachelor’s Degree program offered by higher education provider.

Entry Requirements

• [Age Requirement]: Be 18 years old or over.

• [Knowledge Requirement]: Students who intend to enroll in this course must prove their successful completion of FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting OR FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or equivalent, provided this this elective BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets (or equivalent) has been completed.

•[English Requirement]: For international students, IELTS overall 5.5 or its equivalent (TOEFL/PTE/Cambridge English are acceptable), OR complete Australian ELICOS course at upper intermediate level, OR complete any AQF Certificate V course (or above) taught in English, OR pass the SIBC English placement test at upper intermediate level (at least 60 points out of 100) unless your nationality is the US, UK, New Zealand, Canada or Ireland.

Delivery and Assessments

This qualification is delivered in an institution-based environment with face-to-face delivery (20 hours per week). The mode of training is highly practical with a combination of in-class learning activity, class demonstration, and class tutorial/workshop.

SIBC draws on a range of assessment methods such as knowledge questions, research tasks, role-plays, case studies and observations. Depending on the unit requirements, a combination of methods is used to ensure collection of sufficient and valid evidence.

You will be required to complete some assessment tasks during your face-to-face hours and in your own time. A total of 5 hours per week is required for completing assessment in your own time.

Course structure

Duration: 60 tuition weeks. (78 Weeks include break) The course consists of 14 units and is clustered into 6 groups in order to be delivered within 6 terms of full time study load. The term duration is 10 weeks.

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Note: please refer to the prior to enrolment kit for the course fee, cancel & refund policy, the enrolment term and condition, and the student welfare support service provided.

Core Units

FNSACC634 Monitor corporate governance activities
FNSINC611 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
FNSINC612 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

Elective Units

FNSACC606 Conduct internal audit
FNSACC614 Prepare complex corporate financial reports
FNSACC607 Evaluate business performance
FNSINC513 Identify and apply complex ethical decision making to workplace situations
FNSACC613 Prepare and analyse management accounting information
FNSACC608 Evaluate organisation’s financial performance
FNSACC605 Implement organisational improvement programs
BSBOPS501 Manage business document design and development
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans
BSBOPS504 Manage risk
BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information