Advanced Diploma Of Accounting


Course Details




52 weeks

(44 weeks tuition + 8 weeks scheduled break)

Number of Units

14 units of competency
(3 core units + 11 elective units)

Offshore Fee


Onshore Fee


*Non-Tuition fees not included



Mode of delivery

Blended - Face to Face & Online

Course Code


Course Overview

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 but generally well-defined parameters.

Course Entry Requirements

Prior to commencing this qualification an individual must have completed the following qualifications (or equivalent).

  • FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting; or its superseded version FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or equivalent, provided the listed elective unit BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets (or equivalent) has been completed by those seeking to enrol.

Students must be 18 years old and above.

English Requirement for Overseas Students
Minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Pre-enrolment Information

Prior to enrolment, it is a mandatory requirement for students to attend a Pre-Enrolment Consultation session to ensure students are fully aware of the required course information and can make an informed decision.

Packaging Rules

Core Unit Code
FNSACC634Monitor corporate governance activities
FNSINC611Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
FNSINC612Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
Elective Unit Code
FNSACC601Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
FNSINC513Identify and apply complex ethical decision making to workplace situations Identify situations requiring complex ethical decision making
FNSACC605Implement organisational improvement programs
FNSINC514Apply ethical frameworks and principles to make and act upon
FNSACC612Implement reconstruction plan
FNSACC501Manage personal and professional development
FNSACC522Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC523Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC524Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
BSBCRT511Develop critical thinking in others
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
Description oflicensing requirements(if indicated above)Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or 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.Details of requirements can be accessed on the TPB website at:

Note: The above selected elective units may be substituted for any of the approved elective units from the training package, that meet with the packaging rules for this qualification as mentioned above.

Unit in this qualificationPrerequisite units
*FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entitiesBSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports

FNSACC311 – Process financial transactionsand extract interim reports

**FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entitiesFNSACC512 – Prepare tax documentation for individuals

*The units of competency can be delivered in any order except FNSACC514 – Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities. Students must complete BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports and FNSACC311 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports prior to the commencement of FNSACC514 – Prepare financial reports for corporate entities.

**The units of competency can be delivered in any order except FNSACC601 – Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities. Students must complete FNSACC512 – Prepare tax documentation for individuals prior to the commencement of FNSACC601 – Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities.

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with an Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60222) and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

NPA does not guarantee that:

  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of an NPA qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Related Occupations

Assistant Accountant
Accounting Manager

Completion of an NPA qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

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