Duration:
0.5 years full time or longer for part time.
Delivery mode:
Face to Face
Start dates:
1 October 2019
27 January 2020
Application due dates:
Applications for this course are currently being accepted.

Overview

Enhance your career prospects by developing a broad range of accounting and professional finance skills with this advanced diploma.

This course will provide you with the training and knowledge necessary for a range of career paths in the finance industry.

Learning from our expert teachers with current industry experience, you will gain skills in:

  • tax for corporate entities
  • taxation planning
  • evaluating financial performance
  • auditing and corporate governance
  • preparing complex financial and management reports
  • the principles of consumer and contract law
  • the principles of corporations and trust law
  • the principles of commercial and property law.

Upon completion of this course you will be equipped with a wide range of technical and communication skills to prepare you for entry into the accounting sector workforce.

Free TAFE 2020 - apply now

Eligible students won’t pay tuition fees for this course in 2020.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand from Victorian employers.

Find out more about Free TAFE.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses, including Footscray Nicholson. We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

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Careers in accounting

Studying accounting at Victoria University Polytechnic will equip you with the skills and knowledge for accounting roles in Australia or overseas. You could gain employment within small, medium and large accounting practices and corporations, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

Potential job titles include:

  • registered tax agent
  • financial controller
  • assistant accountant
  • bookkeeper
  • accounts payable clerk
  • accounts receivable clerk
  • budget officer
  • audit junior
  • payroll officer.

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degree and in some cases receive credit for your study:

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

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Course structure

To be awarded the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting, a student must successfully complete a total of fourteen (14) units of competency, comprising of:

  • three (3) core units, and;
  • eleven (11) elective units, of which:
  • five (5) units must be selected from the elective units listed in the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting qualification;
  • six (6) units, may be selected from the elective units listed in the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting or from a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma, in any currently endorsed training package or accredited course, provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

Electives must be industry relevant as well as be approved by Victoria University Polytechnic.

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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information 
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.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed either:
FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set and FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set, or;
FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting, or;
FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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