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FNS60215
Advanced Diploma of

Accounting

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Duration
12 months
Mode
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Units
14 units

Summary

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Give your accounting skills an upgrade with our Advanced Diploma of Accounting, a course that further builds upon your professional capabilities in the accounting field. Through this qualification, 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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Detail

Our Advanced Diploma of Accounting will teach you to undertake a range of tasks dedicated to the financial systems and performance of a business. Learn to conduct financial audits, create financial reports, implement tax plans and administer documentation, along with other duties in the finance sector. This course is best suited to those looking to undertake a career as an accountant, senior financial clerk, office manager, and more.

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.
  • Course structure

    The course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

  • Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

    Students will need access to a computer, and the internet, and have basic computing skills. A Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment may be required before enrolment can be confirmed.

     

  • Inclusions
    Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
    • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Student Rewards Program
    • Student Support services
    • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
    • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
    • video content access via:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
  • Assessment
    Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
    • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
    • summative and formative assignments
    • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
    • scenarios and/or case studies
    • projects
    • written/oral questions
    • 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 monthly webinars as required.

Outcomes

This qualification could give you several career and/or further study outcomes, and 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
Additionally, after completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.

Subjects

This qualification consists of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.
  • FNSACC604
    Monitor corporate governance activities

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research corporate governance reporting trends, examine corporate governance standards and practices, and review compliance to develop and implement processes and procedures for meeting corporate governance obligations. It applies to individuals who use and maintain current and specialised knowledge and analytical skills to provide advice on organisational processes to meet compliance and management requirements.

  • FNSINC601
    Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply broad principles of financial economics that underpin a range of tasks and functions in the financial services industry. It includes understanding how financial instruments are priced in markets, and techniques and processes government and organisations use to manage financial risk, demonstrating broad knowledge of economic theories and related decision making in a national and organisational economic context. It applies to individuals who have an understanding of economics and how this impacts on work in the financial services industry. It also underpins other skills required for work in the financial services industry and may be applied in all sectors of the industry.

  • FNSINC602
    Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required t to access, interpret and analyse statistical data relevant to the financial services industry. It encompasses producing new statistical information and reports from existing data using a range of tools and processes. It applies to individuals with a thorough understanding of the sources of financial data, and statistical methods and techniques for analysis. It is a base unit on which other skills required for work in the financial services industry can be built. It may be applied in all sectors of the industry.

  • FNSACC502
    Prepare tax documentation for individuals

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare non-complex income tax returns for individuals in accordance with statutory requirements, and encompasses gathering and verifying data, calculating taxable income and reviewing compliance requirements. It applies to individuals who use systematic approaches and follow specific guidelines to ensure compliance requirements are met. Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. This unit is designed to meet educational requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

  • FNSACC601
    Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify taxation requirements for complex lodgements and returns for legal entities. It involves gathering, analysing and processing taxation related data to prepare tax documentation, and to review and apply compliance requirements. It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and systematic approaches and who follow specific guidelines to ensure compliance requirements are met.

  • FNSACC603
    Implement tax plans and evaluate tax obligations

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess taxation liabilities, optimise tax positions, establish processes and plans, evaluate tax policies and review tax compliance for legal entities. It applies to experienced individuals who use analytical and problem-solving skills to prepare plans and strategic advice for clients.

  • FNSTPB503
    Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, analyse and apply legal principles to provide advice on contract and consumer law implications to clients. It applies to individuals whose job role involves the application of knowledge of contract and consumer law in the workplace.

  • FNSTPB504
    Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse legal principles and issues in corporations and trust law matters and then apply this knowledge to provide advice to clients. It applies to individuals who work with corporations and trust laws in the workplace as determined by the job role, legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

  • FNSTPB505
    Apply legal principles in property law

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, analyse and apply legal principles to provide advice on property law matters to clients. It applies to individuals whose job role involves the application of knowledge of property law in the workplace.

  • FNSACC501
    Provide financial and business performance information

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and report on a broad range of financial and business performance information and encompasses assessing clients’ needs, analysing data and preparing advice. It applies to individuals who, within their level of authority, apply specialised knowledge, systematic approaches and analytical techniques to research and prepare customised information for clients. Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

  • FNSACC506
    Implement and maintain internal control procedures

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to review corporate governance requirements, implement operating procedures and monitor policy. It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and analytical skills to ensure organisational policy, compliance and quality requirements are met. Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

  • FNSACC602
    Audit and report on financial systems and records

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to supervise an audit of financial systems and prepare the appropriate reports, including assessing options, identifying information sources, determining audit strategies, monitoring progress, reviewing data, verifying financial statements and determining appropriate reporting formats. It applies to experienced individuals who use specialised knowledge and systematic approaches to analyse and evaluate financial information against specified criteria and compliance requirements.

  • FNSACC606
    Conduct internal audit

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate information systems and assess an organisation’s risks as part of an internal audit process. It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge, analytical skills and systematic approaches to evaluate and improve organisational systems and compliance requirements.

  • FNSACC608
    Evaluate organisation's financial performance

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate returns to operations, determine short-term and long-term needs, and evaluate an organisation’s financial position and performance. It applies to experienced individuals who use specialised knowledge and skills to evaluate complex financial information and make recommendations relevant to strategic organisational activity.

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