Diploma of Accounting


Course Details




52 weeks

(44 weeks tuition + 8 weeks scheduled break)

Number of Units

11 units of competency
(7 core units + 4 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 professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including tax agents, accounts payable and accounts receivable officers, payroll service providers, and employees performing a range of accounting tasks for organisations in a range of 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 provide guidance to others within defined guidelines.

Course Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years old and above.

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

  • FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports (this unit is the equivalent version of BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports).

These competencies may have been achieved through completion of the following (or their equivalent):

  • FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set


  • FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.


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
BSBTEC402Design and produce complex spreadsheets
FNSACC521Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC522Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC523Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC524Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC526Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC527Provide management accounting information
Elective Unit Code
BSBCRT511Develop critical thinking in others
**FNSACC601Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
BSBLDR413Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
Unit in this qualificationPrerequisite units
**FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entitiesFNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals


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 a Diploma of Accounting (FNS50222) 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
Finance Sector Supervisor


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