Diploma of Accounting

Course Code FNS50222

  • Full Time
  • 5 months
  • On Campus
  • Chadstone

This course is not available for International Students

Free TAFE Course

You may be eligible to study this course for FREE.


The Diploma of Accounting will give you an advanced understanding of financial reporting, income tax, auditing, business performance, statistics, management accounting, advanced spreadsheeting and consumer law as they apply to the accounting profession, as well as the broader Australian business environment.

Career Opportunities

  • assistant Account
  • finance officer
  • accounts administrator
  • tax compliance officer

Pathway to further studies

  • BACC16 Bachelor of Business (Accounting), and receive up to 1 year’s advanced standing

Studying the Diploma of Accounting at Holmesglen

Classes are highly interactive, with challenging and relevant assignments and projects. You will gain knowledge and skills in practical accounting applications to gain employment in entry level accounting positions.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible, students must be at least 18 years of age.<p>Prior to commencing this qualification an individual must have completed the following units of competency (or equivalent).<br> • FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports<br> • FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers<br> • FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry<br> • FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports (this unit is the equivalent version of BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports).<p>These competencies may have been achieved through completion of the following (or their equivalent):<br> • FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set <br>Or <br> • FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training, learners will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


To receive this qualification, you must complete 11 units in total, comprising of 7 core units and 4 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry.<p>Leaners can claim 2 Credits for prior study in Certificate IV.<p><strong>Timetable</strong><br>On-campus delivery <br>Full time Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9.00 – 4.00 pm<br>Part-time study – Students can choose from the above three days.
Unit code Unit name
BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
FNSACC526 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC521 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC522 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC527 Provide management accounting information
FNSACC524 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC523 Manage budgets and forecasts
Unit code Unit name
FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law
FNSINC612 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards. As per The Tax Practitioner Board requirement, some assessments must be completed under supervision on campus.

How to apply


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Qualification and Recognition

On completion, you will be awarded FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting

Industry Connections


Tuition fees GST exempt Cost
Full Fee $8,060
Government subsidised $5,070
Free TAFE eligible student FREE

Additional Course Cost

Textbooks $350

All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. <a href="/study-with-us/tafe-study/tafe-fees-and-scholarships/government-subsidised-training">Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession. </a>


VET Student Loans are available to eligible student to pay for tuition fees for this course. <a href="https://holmesglen.edu.au/study-with-us/scholarships-and-financial-aid/vet-student-loans">Read more about VET Student Loans</a>.

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