FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting

FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting

CRICOS Course Code
 : 090524D

Course Description

The Advanced Diploma of Accounting course is designed to allow students to build on the knowledge they gained in their Diploma of Accounting, helping students acquire the professional knowledge and skills to understand managerial roles in the workplace, complete management reports, and operate at an advanced level of accounting.

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Entry Requirements

  • Students must be over 18 years of age,
  • Students must have completed an overseas equivalent of Year 12
  • Students must have either an IELTS score of 5.5 total or above with no band lower than 5.0 or
  • Paper based (PBT) TOEFL score of 550 or above or
  • Internet based (iBT) TOEFL score of 78 or above and must provide documentation to that effect.

Entry requirements will be checked at enrolment in line with the RTO’s Student entry requirements, selection, enrolment and orientation policy.


Enrolment fee$200
Tuition fee per term$2200
Total Terms4
Total course fee$8800
Materials Fee (Per Qualification)$100
Total unit of competencies14
DeliveryFace-to-face and online delivery
Duration52 Weeks
AwardCandidates upon successful completion of this qualification will be issued with a: FNS60215 Advanced Diploma Of Accounting

Sample Time Table and Intake dates for FNS60215 ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF ACCOUNTING

DaysIntake Dates 2017
Wednesday-Thursday (8:00am – 4:00pm)Jan 15 | Feb 19 | Apr 9 | Jul 2 | Aug 6 | Sep 24
Monday - Tuesday (9:00am – 5:00pm)Jan 15 | Feb 19 | Apr 9 | Jul 2 | Aug 6 | Sep 24


Course Structure and Mode of Delivery

There 14 units of competency in this qualification. This will be delivered over a period 52 weeks with 8 weeks of holidays, consisting of 2 days total of 15 hours per week of classroom based face-to-face learning and 5 hours of online learning delivered through SMC e-learning platform based on Moodle ( http://sydneymetrocollege.edu.au/SMC-E-Learning/ ) i.e., total of 20 hours per week.

Following 14 units need to be completed. These include 3 cores and 11 electives as per training package requirements:

Unit of Competency

Unit CodeUnit NameClassification
Monitor corporate governance activities
Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
Prepare financial reports
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
Provide financial and business performance information
Prepare tax documentation for individuals **
Set up and operate a computerized accounting system
Implement and maintain internal control procedures
Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities **
Conduct internal audit
Evaluate financial risk
Evaluate organisation's financial performance
Evaluate business performance

*** FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals is pre-requisite for FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities, FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures is pre-requisite for FNSACC606 Conduct internal audit, FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information is pre-requisite for FNSACC608 Evaluate organisation’s financial performance and FNSACC609 Evaluate financial risk for FNS60215 ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF ACCOUNTING.


Students will be provided with access to the following resources required to complete the qualification successfully upon enrolment:

    • Classroom
    • Tables and chairs
    • Whiteboard
    • Data projector
    • VCR/DVD Player and TV
  • Computer Lab
  • Software such as Microsoft Office and MYOB
  • PPT Slides
  • Unit of Competency.
  • Assessments

Assessment Methods

Assessment is structured throughout the course. If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outlined in our policies and procedures. Assessment requires achievement across all tasks to demonstrate competence and includes:

  • Written questioning and Exercises
  • Oral questioning
  • Project
  • Case Study analysis
  • Written Reports
  • Demonstration
  • Presentation
  • Role Play

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students with prior learning and work experience can apply for RPL. Students who have completed corresponding units of competency and/or units contained within the packaging rules can apply for Credit Transfer. For more information, see our current policies and procedures at http://www.sydneymetrocollege.edu.au/downloads/

Pathways from the Advanced Diploma of Accounting:

After successful completion of this qualification, students can continue their studies by advancing to higher education qualifications.Those who wish to use the skills gained in the qualification in the work place can find themselves moving into roles such as:

  • Senior Accountant
  • Director of Accounting and Financial Services

Other Information

Before enrolment, each student should ensure they meet the following requirements: