diploma of accounting in Australia

Diploma of Accounting

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

About the Course

This online accounting course (FNS50217) has been developed against the Australian Quality Framework for accounting.

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 will equip you to effectively market a brand, manage your risk and finances strategically and stay innovative in challenging market conditions.

Whether you want to run your own bookkeeping business, be a budget analyst or work your way towards a Bachelor of Accounting program, the Diploma of Accounting will open doors and create rewarding opportunities for you. Visit the Dolph business School website to find out more information about the Diploma of Accounting.

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Units

Unit CodeUnit NameUnit Type
BSBFIA401Prepare financial reportsElective
FNSACC511Provide financial and business performance informationCore
FNSACC512Prepare tax documentation for individualsCore
FNSACC513Manage budgets and forecastsCore
FNSACC514Prepare financial reports for corporate entititesCore
FNSACC516Implement and maintain internal control proceduresCore
FNSACC517Provide management accounting informationCore
FSACC607Evaluate business performanceElective

 

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.

UniversityDegreeCourse CreditApproximate Time Saved
Bachelor of Accounting4 units6-months
Bachelor of Business8 units1-year
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management8 units1-year
Bachelor of Information Technology8 units1-year
Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies4 units6-months
Bachelor of Business8 units1-year
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management8 units1-year
Bachelor of Information Technology8 units1-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.

Please note. For on-campus international students, where course credit is granted before the issue of a student visa, the course duration will be indicated on the Confirmation of Enrolment. Where credit transfer is granted after the issue of a student visa, a new Confirmation of Enrolment will be issued.

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

Dolph Business School accepts payment for fees using:

  • Bank transfer
  • Credit / debit card
  • Payment plan via credit/debit card (only for those undertaking a Certificate or Diploma course)

Please note. If you choose to pay via credit card, we accept Visa, Mastercard and Amex. There is a 2.5% surcharge if paying via an Australian credit card; and a 3.5% surcharge if paying via an international credit card.

Diploma and certificate courses – online delivery: Your first invoice will be issued prior to the start of the course, and the second invoice will be issued 6-months into the course. If your progress in the course indicates that you would complete the course within 6-months of commencement, the second invoice will be issued after the completion of your first 4-units.

Please note. If you wish to pay your fees through a payment plan, a non-refundable $275 is required to confirm your enrolment.