FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting

VU course code: FNS50222 | Level of study: TAFE
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Face to Face with eLearning


No tuition fees for eligible students

Footscray Nicholson
15 July 2024
12 July 2024


Boost your job prospects with professional financial-services skills by studying the Diploma of Accounting at Victoria University.

This accounting course will provide you with the training and knowledge necessary for a range of accounting career pathways. During the course, you will become proficient in using accounting software.

Learning from our expert staff, you will gain the skills and confidence to perform a range of accounting duties, including:

  • providing financial and business performance information
  • managing budgets and forecasts
  • preparing financial reports
  • providing management accounting information
  • preparing income tax returns.

This accounting diploma qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including:

  • tax agents
  • accounts payable and accounts receivable officers
  • payroll service providers
  • employees performing a range of accounting tasks for organisations in a range of industries.
NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.


Eligible students won’t be required to pay tuition fees for this course.

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




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:

  • assistant accountant
  • bookkeeper
  • accounts payable clerk
  • accounts receivable clerk
  • budget officer
  • audit junior
  • payroll officer.

Please refer to the Learning Outcomes section for further information about requirements for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Licensing & regulatory information

This qualification includes units that make up an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law. Those seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the Board.


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