If you work in accounting, you already know the immense portability and potential of an accounting career. Now it’s time to take your career to loftier heights so you can reap even greater rewards. The Advanced Diploma of Accounting course advances your professional capabilities, opening doors to greater remuneration and job options. You will gain comprehensive industry-ready skills that prepare you to take that next step into roles such as accountant, tax agent or senior accountant.

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Course Description

The Advanced Diploma of Accounting is also suitable if you are new to the accounting field. If you don’t have prerequisite units, including the Certificate IV or a Diploma of Accounting, you can undertake this course as a pathway that includes these prerequisite units. Upon completion, you’ll also be eligible to register as a BAS agent or Tax Agent, as this course satisfies the Tax Practitioners Board’s (TPB) primary qualification requirements for both.

Enhance your industry credentials along with your skills. The Advanced Diploma of Accounting hands you eligibility for associate membership of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) — your springboard to world-class professional accounting designations. Enrol today to supercharge your accounting career.


  • Access to fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Access to the Student Support Services (Helpdesk) where students can receive support and assistance in the use of the LMS as well as any administration enquiries
  • Regular contact with their trainer via email, telephone and/or LMS communication tools
  • Trainer/Student Messaging System
  • Unlimited access to world leading video training provider Lynda.com
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program

Course structure

The Advanced Diploma of Accounting is a flexible and innovative program designed to help you achieve steady progression through its units of competency. You must successfully complete all units of competency to attain the FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting. In doing so, you will equip yourself with work-ready skills prized by employers.

To work successfully in the real world you need real-world skills. That’s what our e-learning platform is all about. You can study, access key resources and connect with a dynamic online learning community when and where it’s convenient for you. That means you can learn at your own pace, gaining the knowledge, expertise and capabilities to launch or advance your career.

The Advanced Diploma of Accounting is delivered by expert trainers in one of three delivery methods: online, classroom, or blended.

The online training program is our most popular delivery method and provides access to a fully customised e-learning environment, MyUpskilled. MyUpskilled includes powerpoint resources, reading materials, discussion boards, forums, access to assessments, resources, videos (including access to the Lynda.com video training library) and blogs.  The course is conducted over a 12 month period with one unit of competency expected to be completed each month.
Classroom and Blended delivery formats are also available, but subject to minimum numbers. Please contact our Education managers to find out more about our face-to-face options.


This qualification is suited to participants who possess a sufficient grasp of the English language, and appropriate attitude and motivation to enable them to undertake the demands of an Advanced Diploma level qualification including these entry requirements:

  • English language proficiency (Year 12 English or equivalent); OR
  • Demonstrate appropriate academic standing or workplace experience for the chosen qualification

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have previously undertaken tertiary study at a recognised institution or even have some relevant work experience, you may be exempted from specific units in a course.  Application for Credit Transfer or RPL must be submitted prior to enrolment, or along with your Enrolment Form. Please note that you will not be able to apply for CT or RPL after admission and enrolment into a course.


A student is deemed competent when all relevant evidence is gathered.  Upskilled is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes.  Upskilled assessment processes include: 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer 
  • Written/Oral Questions
  • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
  • Projects
  • Scenarios/Case Studies

Regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates and attendance at classroom sessions/monthly webinars as required.

Unit Outline

Unit Code
Unit Name
FNSACC604Monitor corporate governance activities
FNSINC602Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
FNSINC601Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
FNSACC606Conduct internal audit
FNSTPB505Apply legal principles in property law
FNSACC602Audit and report on financial systems and records
FNSTPB504Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law
FNSACC603Implement tax plans and evaluate tax obligations
FNSTPB503Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law
FNSACC501Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC506Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC608Evaluate organisation's financial performance
FNSACC601Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
FNSACC502Prepare tax documentation for individuals

Career Outcomes

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional identification. Potential job roles include:

  • Accountant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Office Manager
  • Senior Financial Clerk

Further Study

Pathways from the qualification; A further learning pathway could be study in relevant higher education programs. Learners should establish relevant qualifications and any credit arrangements that may apply in order to make appropriate elective choices in this qualification.

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

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Total course cost: $5,397.50

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Total course cost: $6,350

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