Diploma of Accounting

Overview

Course Details

Duration

52 weeks

(44 weeks tuition + 8 weeks scheduled break)

Number of Units

11 units of competency
(7 core units + 4 elective units)

CRICOS Code

112314F

Offshore Fee

$12,000*

Onshore Fee

$11,000*

*Non-Tuition fees not included

Course Terms and Conditions
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Locations

NSW

Mode of delivery

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

Course Code

FNS50222

Qualification Description

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 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.

Students must be 18 years old and above.

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

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

or

  • 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:

  • 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
Finance Sector Supervisor

 

  • 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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