FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

National ID
FNS50217
WA Course Code
BDP8
CRICOS code
0101009
Woman using laptop computer

Why choose this course?

Thrive in a career in business with this qualification. This course is perfect for people who want to elevate their skills to a management or executive level.

Expand your business skills and further improve your communication skills in order to build effective relationships with clients and colleagues.

Learn skills and gain the knowledge you need to work in a variety of roles across a range of business functions, and undertake projects while effectively using administrative and business information systems.

Career opportunities

  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Bookkeeper

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Students must complete FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping for entry into this course.

Please refer to the Non-Tuition Fees section of your Letter of Offer for any additional requirements where a cost may be incurred.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $90
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting - BDP8
1 semester

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 11 units. These 11 units are comprised of 6 core units and 5 elective units as listed below. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.


Students who have completed the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping will be eligible for Credit Transfer for common units incorporated in FNS60217 Diploma of Accounting including any prerequisites.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
  • FNSTPB401 Complete business and instalment activity statement tasks
  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include knowledge based assessments, written tests, oral questions, research skills, direct observation including practical activities and role plays, formal presentations, simulated work tasks, case studies and portfolio questions.  The portfolio is a collection of questions and activities completed outside of class each week, enabling students to practice, consolidate and demonstrate the skills gained in weekly classes.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to textbooks, computer software such as Microsoft word and excel, websites, blackboard resources, power-point presentations, hand-outs, key solutions, tax return templates, calculators and learning guides.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers, computer rooms, printers, projectors, office equipment, technology, classrooms suitable for team meetings and group work, library, bookshop, and internet access.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $90
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting - BDP8
1 semester

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 11 units. These 11 units are comprised of 6 core units and 5 elective units as listed below. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.


Students who have completed the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping will be eligible for Credit Transfer for common units incorporated in FNS60217 Diploma of Accounting including any prerequisites.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
  • FNSTPB401 Complete business and instalment activity statement tasks
  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include knowledge based assessments, written tests, oral questions, research skills, direct observation including practical activities and role plays, formal presentations, simulated work tasks, case studies and portfolio questions.  The portfolio is a collection of questions and activities completed outside of class each week, enabling students to practice, consolidate and demonstrate the skills gained in weekly classes.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to textbooks, computer software such as Microsoft word and excel, websites, blackboard resources, power-point presentations, hand-outs, key solutions, tax return templates, calculators and learning guides.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers, computer rooms, printers, projectors, office equipment, technology, classrooms suitable for team meetings and group work, library, bookshop, and internet access.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $90
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting - BDP8
1 semester

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 11 units. These 11 units are comprised of 6 core units and 5 elective units as listed below. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.


Students who have completed the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping will be eligible for Credit Transfer for common units incorporated in FNS60217 Diploma of Accounting including any prerequisites.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
  • FNSTPB401 Complete business and instalment activity statement tasks
  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include knowledge based assessments, written tests, oral questions, research skills, direct observation including practical activities and role plays, formal presentations, simulated work tasks, case studies and portfolio questions.  The portfolio is a collection of questions and activities completed outside of class each week, enabling students to practice, consolidate and demonstrate the skills gained in weekly classes.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to textbooks, computer software such as Microsoft word and excel, websites, blackboard resources, power-point presentations, hand-outs, key solutions, tax return templates, calculators and learning guides.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers, computer rooms, printers, projectors, office equipment, technology, classrooms suitable for team meetings and group work, library, bookshop, and internet access.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $90
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting - BDP8
1 semester

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 11 units. These 11 units are comprised of 6 core units and 5 elective units as listed below. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.


Students who have completed the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping will be eligible for Credit Transfer for common units incorporated in FNS60217 Diploma of Accounting including any prerequisites.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
  • FNSTPB401 Complete business and instalment activity statement tasks
  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include knowledge based assessments, written tests, oral questions, research skills, direct observation including practical activities and role plays, formal presentations, simulated work tasks, case studies and portfolio questions.  The portfolio is a collection of questions and activities completed outside of class each week, enabling students to practice, consolidate and demonstrate the skills gained in weekly classes.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to textbooks, computer software such as Microsoft word and excel, websites, blackboard resources, power-point presentations, hand-outs, key solutions, tax return templates, calculators and learning guides.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers, computer rooms, printers, projectors, office equipment, technology, classrooms suitable for team meetings and group work, library, bookshop, and internet access.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.

How to apply

Apply to study at TAFE in six steps:

  1. find a course;
  2. check entry requirements;
  3. submit an application;
  4. accept your offer and pay;
  5. apply for your student visa; and
  6. receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.
Student Yingjun in a car
Yingjun
Country
China
Campus
Perth

I made connections with local Australian students and my English proficiency improved significantly during my TAFE course. The teachers were nice and friendly, the courses were industry-related and practical.  TAFE helped to prepare me for university.  After completing my TAFE UniPathway course and transitioning to university I felt better prepared than some of my university classmates.

Custom course guide

Build your own course guide

Select the study areas, courses and topics that you like. Your custom guide will be emailed to you!

 Create your guide(opens in a new tab)

Download study area guide(opens in a new tab)

Apply now(opens in a new tab)

Contact us(opens in a new tab)

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on November 30, 2022