diploma of accounting in Australia

Diploma of Accounting

  • Australian Accredited Qualification
  • 100% online | Equivalent to on-campus qualifications
  • Overseas students eligible, no visa required

Course Description

Make your career goals a reality by getting the professional edge you need to excel in the accounting and financial services industry with this nationally recognised course.

This online certificate course was designed in consultation with the industry so that you are equipped with the skills and knowledge the industry needs and wants.

What you will learn

In this online course, you will learn the core skills and knowledge required to work in accounting at an intermediate-level such as preparing financial reports and tax documentation, and managing budgets and forecasts. You will also learn about management accounting, financial and business performance, financial transactions and internal control procedures. The practical skills you will learn can help you to evaluate, manage and strategise the finances for an organisation to help it acheive its financial goals.

Why study this course?

  • Graduate with a nationally recognised qualification
  • Learn from and be supported by industry professionals with years of experience
  • Gain a competitive edge by getting an accounting qualification that can be used across many industries

What is included in the course fees?

The course fee includes:

  • Access to the learning material and assessments online
  • Access to a library of videos and study aids on AccountingCoach
  • Free MYOB Student software
  • A specially developed Ultimate Study Planner
  • 1-on-1 Trainer support
  • Post-graduation support

This course is delivered by Dolph Business School (RTO No. 41480, CRICOS Provider No. 03642G).

Subjects

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Type
FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information Core
FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals Core
FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts Core
FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entitites Core
FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures Core
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information Core
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Elective
FNSACC607 Evaluate business performance Elective
FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools Elective
FNSORG505 Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirements Elective
FNSORG506 Prepare financial forecasts and projections Elective

 

Career Opportunities

With a Diploma of Accounting qualification, the skills you learn can help you find jobs in various industries and roles, such as:

  • Registered Tax Agent – Provide taxation services to individuals and businesses. Experience criteria apply.
  • Junior Accountant – Responsible for basic accounting functions – reporting financial statements, tax returns and compiling data for the Senior Accountant.
  • Budget Analyst – Responsible for reviewing the budget and seek new ways to improve efficiency and increase profits.
  • Financial Analyst – Responsible for providing guidance to businesses and individuals in making financial and investment decisions.
  • Auditor – Responsible for examining and preparing financial records, ensuring their accuracy and the timeliness of financial obligations.

University Pathways

Dolph Business School Certificates and Diplomas courses are nationally recognised qualifications. This means that they are recognised by all Australian Universities for determining your entry eligibility and course credit.

The course credit you are granted will vary depending on the undergraduate degree you choose to undertake, and the grades you attain for your Certificate or Diploma. Most prestigious universities expect you to maintain a 75-80% average to be eligible for course credit towards your bachelor degree and the time and money saved through a transfer of credits can be substantial!

Upon completion of your Certificate or Diploma program at Dolph Business School, should you wish to continue your studies and apply for an undergraduate degree course, our Student & Administration Support team will assist you with your enrolment application, as well as your advanced standing (course credit) application.

Dolph Business has credit agreements in place with several universities across Australia which guarantees students entry and credit transfer upon completion of our certificate and diploma courses, and could take up to a year off your bachelor’s degree! These credit agreements are of great importance as outside of these, there is no guarantee of the amount of credit transfer you will receive.

University Degree Course Credit Approximate Time Saved
Bachelor of Accounting 8 units 1-year
Bachelor of Business 8 units 1-year
Bachelor of Business 8 units 1-year

Duration

Online: You have up to 24-months to complete your course. This is a self-paced, Trainer-supported method of learning. We recommend you spend approximately 10-hours a week reading the course material and completing the assessment tasks given if you are aiming to complete the course within 12-months.

Please note. The above recommended study hours are indicative only. This time would be reduced if you have pre-existing knowledge and experience in accounting and bookkeeping. Dolph Business School is also able to support students who may require additional time.

Entry Requirements

Dolph Business School also requires persons who undertake this course to:

  • Be aged 18 years or over.
  • Have successfully completed either.
    • FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set;
    • FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting;
    • FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping; or
    • FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

Please note. Dolph Business School will engage with persons expressing interest in enrolment to discuss their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Dolph Business School can provide additional learning support to students who require basic assistance. For students who have more fundamental support needs, Dolph Business School can refer these students to a specialist language, literacy and numeracy development provider who can assist students to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to suitably commence the course.

Recognition Of Prior Learning

In accordance with the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations and the National Code, Dolph Business School provides the opportunity for students to apply to have their prior learning and experience recognised towards an accredited qualification or units of competence for which they are enrolled in.

Local students

You may have obtained relevant skills and knowledge through prior formal training, workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units or assessments required to be completed during the program. We will gather information about your prior experience and training history to determine the best pathway for you to achieve competency.

If you are interested in this course and believe you may qualify for course credit, come speak to one of our team members today to find out how we can help you!

International students

You may be awarded a unit of competency based on successful completion of the unit which has been previously awarded either by Dolph Business School or by another Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Assessments

We do not believe in our students just learning for the sake of passing their exams. This is why the assessment for this course is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace simulated tasks, projects, knowledge tests, and response to case studies – NO EXAMS! The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied:

Written Reports / Case Studies.
The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor. This will usually require the student to consider carefully the situation presented, undertake some research to inform their response and then to propose their recommended actions. There may be a practical portion for the student to demonstrate a range of skills relevant to the workplace. This could be by way of presentations or role-play activities.

Project Work.
The student is required to undertake a range of projects in the context of his or her own workplace or on a case study that is provided by the assessor. A project will require the creation of various workplace documents (reports, memos, etc.). Projects may have a practical presentation component where the student may be asked to present or role-play the outcomes of their project or research.

Knowledge Tests.
The student is required to participate in knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. The student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.

Payment Options

* Fees for this course is billed prior to the commencement of the course. If you wish to pay for your fees through a payment plan, you will need to make a payment of $375 to confirm your enrolment with the balance to be paid in 10 equal payments of $233.09 over a period of 10-months totalling $2,705.90.

Dolph Business School accepts payment for fees using:

  • Bank transfer
  • Credit / debit card
  • Payment plan via credit / debit card