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

Course Terms and Conditions
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Mode of delivery

Blended mode of delivery consisting
of face-to-face and online delivery

Course Code


Qualification Description

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

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course.

Please refer to the Student Equipment Required section below for the minimum specifications required for laptops.

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  • FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting; or its superseded version FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or equivalent, provided the listed elective unit BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets (or equivalent) has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

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

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
FNSACC605Implement organisational improvement programs
FNSINC514Apply ethical frameworks and principles to make and act upon decisions
FNSACC612Implement reconstruction plan
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligence
FNSACC602Audit and report on financial systems and records
FNSACC606Conduct internal audit
FNSACC608Evaluate organisation’s financial performance
BSBSUS511Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
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:
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:

  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of a 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.

NPA does not:

  • claim to commit to secure for, or on the student or intending student’s behalf, a migration outcome from undertaking any course offered by the College

Student Equipment Required

Students MUST have the following IT equipment prior to enrolling with NPA and will require a suitable study space for self-study, assessment activities, or to participate in online classes.

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course

Hardware requirements:

Desktop or laptop with the following recommended System Requirements:

  • Specification of desktop or laptop is as below:
    • Processor: 2.5–2.9 GHz process
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • Display Card: 1 GB GPU
    • Disk Space: 100 GB
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 or Windows 10 version 1809 or above
    • Apple® macOS® Monterey v12, or Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11, or Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15
  • A webcam, e.g. built-in to a laptop or a USB webcam.
  • Audio input and output suitable for video conferencing or online classes.
  • A headset or earbuds with a microphone is recommended.
  • Photo/scan – a camera, e.g. on a mobile phone, can be required to scan and submit handwritten materials.

Software Requirements: 

  • A web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.
  • Students are expected to access the web version of Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner, To Do, and Project).

Internet Requirements:

  • A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection with sufficient upload and download capacity. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection can be acceptable.
  • Students will have access to the college’s wireless connection whilst on campus.
  • Community internet and computer access:
  • In Australia, public libraries offer free access to computers and the internet, although students may require a membership card or be required to pay a small charge.
  • Students may need to book ahead if they wish to use library services.
  • Students will also have access to printing and photocopying services on a pay-per-page basis. Most libraries also provide wireless hotspots and recharging stations at no cost for students using their own devices.

Other Information:

The college encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient study environment:

  • Know how to install, use, and keep their computer’s internet browser and other software up to date (e.g. installing security updates)
  • Be proficient in connecting their laptop and/or mobile device to wireless networks either at the college campus, your local library, or other locations
  • Ability to use a web camera and headset/microphone
  • Know how to use cloud storage (e.g. through Office 365 OneDrive)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and other related software packages.

Related Occupations

Assistant Accountant
Accounting Manager

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

Please Note: Completion of an NPA qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

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