Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215)

CRICOS Course Code 089535M

Course Overview

This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries. Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and guidance to others within defined guidelines.

Entry Requirement

  • Students who intend to enrol in this course must prove their successful completion of Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent, 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 FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting, students may articulate into further study of an Advanced Diploma of Accounting offered by any RTO, or they may have opportunities to continue their studies in Bachelor Degree programs offered by Australian Universities.

Job Outcome

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Budget Officer
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Senior Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Senior Accounts Payable Clerk

Delivery and Assessments

This program (FNS50215 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.

Sample Timetable

On orientation day, students are required to select their timetable which they will attend for a total of 20 hours per week. If there are any changes, please contact reception by the last week of the current term or the first week of the new term.


Group A Friday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm


Section Day Time
F1 Saturday 8.30 am – 12.30 pm
F2 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
F3 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Course Structure

Duration : Duration: 40 weeks tuition plus 12 weeks term breaks.

Please refer to the unit description on Please refer to the unit description on https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/ FNS50215

Core Units
FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information

Elective Units
BSBFIM502 Manage payroll
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
FNSACC407 Establish and maintain accounting information systems
FNSACC303 Prepare financial forecasts and projections
FNSACC407 Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirements