Advanced Diploma of Accounting - FNS60217


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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 InformationWork 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.


  • 14 units: 3 core
  • 11 elective


  • Monitor corporate governance activities
  • Develop and implement financial strategies
  • Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
  • Evaluate financial risk
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Comply with financial services regulation and industry codes of practice
  • Implement organisational improvement programs
  • Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law
  • Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law
  • Conduct internal audit
  • Develop and manage financial systems
  • Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
  • Evaluate organisation's financial performance
  • Determine and manage risk exposure strategies
  • Identify situations requiring complex ethical decision making
  • Implement reconstruction plan
  • Apply ethical frameworks and principles to make and act upon decisions
  • Prepare and analyse management accounting information
  • Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
  • Implement an insolvency program
  • Apply legal principles in property law
  • Prepare complex corporate financial reports
  • Audit and report on financial systems and records
  • Implement tax plans and evaluate tax obligations

Standard entry requirements

Completion of both FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set and FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set;ORCompletion of FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting;ORCompletion of FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Meadowbank Campus No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Meadowbank Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide the following resources which is retained on completion of study:Students will be required to purchase textbooks at an additional cost (approx $400)

Campuses: OTEN (Open Training Education Network).

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about VET Student Loans: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans.Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- some units require textbooks and these may range from $30 - $150 each

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