FNS50217 - Diploma of Accounting

It all adds up with a CQUniversity Diploma of Accounting! CQUniversity will assist you to advance your accounting career by equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed for professional accounting positions in the financial services and other related industries.


RPL/RCC/Credit, Online


Learners have a finish date for individual units but may complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. As most students will undertake this distance program on a part-time basis, the duration for the full qualification will vary. The course can typically be completed in 18 months, based on approximately 1200 hours of learning.




$5,302 (2019)


$4,873 (2019)


$4,411 (2019)


11 units


The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles with duties such as - Accounts payable team leader, Accounts receivable team leader, Collections supervisor, Payroll team leader/Manager or Budget Officer. Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Accounting students may wish to consider progressing to a Bachelor of Accounting.

This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including tax agents, accounts payable and accounts receivable officers, payroll service providers, and employees performing a range of accounting tasks for organisations in a range of industries. Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and provide guidance to others within defined guidelines. Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory 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.

Standard Course Structure

Study Modes: RPL/RCC/Credit, Online

Learners have a finish date for individual units but may complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. As most students will undertake this distance program on a part-time basis, the duration for the full qualification will vary. The course can typically be completed in 18 months, based on approximately 1200 hours of learning.

FNSACC511Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC512Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC513Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC514Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC516Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC517Provide management accounting information
BSBITU402Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBLDR402Lead effective workplace relationships
FNSACC505Establish and maintain accounting information systems
FNSACC408Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
BSBSMB412Introduce cloud computing into business operations
FNSACC412Prepare operational budgets


2019 FebruaryOnline Available
2019 MarchOnline Available
2019 AprilOnline Available
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2019 SeptemberOnline Available
2019 OctoberOnline Available
2019 NovemberOnline Available
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Completion of the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set;


Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent;


Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent.

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.
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Fee for service$5,302 (2019)
Subsidised full fee$4,873 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee$4,411 (2019)
Fee for service per unit$482 (2019)
Fee for service (International)N/A
Fee for service per unit (International)N/A
Subsidised full fee per unit$443 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$401 (2019)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86. The 2019 VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $5,171. VET Student Loans can be used to pay for all or part of an eligible student’s Tuition Fees. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students studying diploma level and above qualifications to pay their tuition fees. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is paid. Please refer to VET Student Loan for details and eligibility.

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