Diploma of Accounting
- Australian Accredited Qualification
- 100% online | Equivalent to on-campus qualifications
- Overseas students eligible, no visa required
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 manage the financial affairs for an organisation to help it achieve 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
- Trainer support from your Trainer
* Available to online Australian students only.
This course is delivered by Dolph Business School (RTO No. 41480, CRICOS Provider No. 03642G).
Accounting industry foundations
FNSACC511 – Provide financial and business performance information
- Assess client needs
- Analyse data
- Prepare and provide financial and performance advice to client
FNSACC512 – Prepare tax documentation for individuals
- Gather client income data and verify client, organisational and legislative requirements
- Identify, record and present client’s non-complex income tax documentation
- Manage lodgement of client’s non-complex income tax documentation
FNSACC513 – Manage budgets and forecasts
- Prepare budget
- Forecast estimates
- Document budget
- Monitor budget outcomes
FNSACC514 – Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
- Compile and analyse data
- Prepare reports
FNSACC516 – Implement and maintain internal control procedures
- Review corporate governance requirements
- Implement internal control operating procedures
- Monitor internal control operating procedures
FNSACC517 – Provide management accounting information
- Gather and record operating and cost data
- Analyse data and assign costs
- Prepare cost reports and budgets
- Analyse variances and review costing system integrity
BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports
- Maintain asset register
- Record general journal entries for balance day adjustments
- Prepare final general ledger accounts
- Prepare end of period financial reports
BSBITU402 – Develop and use complex spreadsheets
- Prepare to develop spreadsheet
- Develop a linked spreadsheet solution
- Automate and standardise spreadsheet operation
- Use spreadsheets
- Represent numerical data in graphic form
BSBRSK501 – Manage risk
- Establish risk context
- Identify risks
- Analyse risks
- Select and implement treatments
FNSACC408 – Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
- Develop professional working relationships
- Identify compliance requirements and support materials/li>
- Set up and maintain systems to meet compliance requirements
- Work autonomously or in a team to complete work activities
- Develop and maintain own competency
FNSACC505 – Establish and maintain accounting information systems
- Identify and record system requirements
- Evaluate alternative systems
- Evaluate acceptance test system
- Prepare system documentation
- Implement reporting systems and records
- Monitor reporting systems
- Review reporting procedures
With a Diploma of Accounting qualification, the skills you learn can help you find jobs in various industries and roles, such as:
- Junior Accountant – Responsible for basic accounting functions – reporting financial statements, tax returns and compiling data for the Senior Accountant.
- Junior Budget Analyst – Responsible for reviewing the budget and seek new ways to improve efficiency and increase profits.
- Junior Financial Analyst – Responsible for providing guidance to businesses and individuals in making financial and investment decisions.
- Junior Auditor – Responsible for examining and preparing financial records, ensuring their accuracy and the timeliness of financial obligations.
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|
Online: You have up to 12-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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Qualification name||Diploma of Accounting|
|Course duration||12 months|