FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting

CRICOS Course Code 098092C

Course Overview

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals working in accounting & seeking professional identification. 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 but generally well-defined parameters.

Entry Requirement

  • Be 18 years old or over.
  • Students who intend to enrol in this course must prove their successful completion of Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215 or FNS50217) or have industry experience in accounting and any relevant financial service, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience.
  • Students must have good communication skills. Candidates whose English is not their first language may be required to prove their English language skills, which is equivalent to upper intermediate level (IELTS 5.5).


After completing the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting, students may articulate into opportunities to continue their studies in Bachelor’s Degree programs offered by Australian Universities.

Job Outcome

This qualification aims to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required to effectively perform the following job roles:

  • Accountant
  • Financial Accounting Officer
  • Costing Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Account Manager

Delivery and Assessments

This program (FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting) is delivered in an institution-based environment with face to face delivery. The mode of training is highly practical with a combination of practical projects, practical tasks with simulation workplace, tutorials, group activities and theory-based documents.

Course Structure

Duration : 40 weeks tuition plus 12 weeks term breaks.

Please refer to the unit description on https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FNS60217

Core Units
FNSACC624 Monitor corporate governance activities
FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

Elective Units
FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
FNSACC608 Evaluate an organisation’s financial performance
FNSACC609 Evaluate financial risk
FNSACC610 Develop and implement financial strategies
FNSACC613 Prepare and analyse management accounting information
FNSACC602 Audit and report on financial systems and records
FNSACC603 Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance
FNSACC605 Implement organisational improvement programs
FNSORG602 Develop and manage financial systems
FNSACC606 Conduct internal audit
BSBFIM601 Manage finances