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Advanced Diploma of Accounting

    Duration (incl. holidays) 104 weeks
    Teaching Duration80 weeks
    CRICOS Code076007J
    National CodeFNS60210
    Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
    Example Career ProfileAccountantAccountant
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      Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

      Course Notes

      • This Advanced Diploma of Accounting (4 semesters) includes components of the Diploma of Accounting (1 semesters) and Certificate IV in Accounting (2 semesters). Students seeking an offer and enrolment into the Advanced Diploma of Accounting course will only receive a COE and parchment for the Advanced Diploma course. They will not receive a parchment for the lower level courses of Diploma or Certificate IV.

      How to Apply

      International Course - application process

      If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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      Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

      Employment Outcomes

      Courses in banking and finance give students the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of financial institutions and positions. Skills to be developed include maintaining financial records, processing journal entries, preparing financial reports, processing payroll, communicating in the workplace, using technology in the workplace, and resolving customer complaints. Graduates of the Advanced Diploma can find work as accountants, auditors and tax agents. This qualification meets the educational requirements for membership to the National Institute of Accountants.

      Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

      Qualifications & Skills Covered

      Advanced Diploma of Accounting
      3 core units:

      • Monitor corporate governance activities
      • Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
      • Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
      • plus 5 elective units.

      Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

      Packaged University Offer

      This course is available as a Packaged University Offer under Streamlined Visa Processing Arrangements. The University program(s) for this course: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Business or Bachelor Of Business (Finance) at the University of South Australia

      This allows students to accept a joint packaged offer with a local South Australian University, and upon successful completion of TAFE SA qualification, the student is eligible for a guaranteed entry into a nominated University Program. Find out more about Packaged University Offers.

      The benefits of a Packaged University Offer include:

      • Students will be able to apply for a single visa for the entire duration of both programs through the Streamlined Visa Processing system
      • Guaranteed entry into selected University Programs
      • Guaranteed credits shorten the duration of qualifications and reduces tuition fees over the total duration of study program
      • Graduate with a dual qualification from both TAFE SA and a University (for example Advanced Diploma/Bachelor Degree)
      • Graduate with a competitive mix of practical and theoretical skills

      See relevant Credit Transfer details below.

      Credit Transfer

      Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

      Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

      Advanced Diploma of Accounting

      UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
      Flinders UniversityBachelor of Commerce (Accounting)10854Details
      Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)10854Details
      University of AdelaideBachelor of Commerce (Management)7224Details
      Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance)7224Details
      Bachelor of Commerce (International Business)7224Details
      Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship7236YesDetails
      Bachelor of Commerce7224Details
      Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)7224Details
      Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)7224Details
      University of South AustraliaBachelor of Business (Finance)10836Details
      Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)10854Details


      These course fees are for international students only.

      Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
      Semester 1AUD $5000AUD $300
      Semester 2AUD $5000AUD $300
      Semester 3AUD $5000AUD $300
      Semester 4AUD $5000AUD $300
      Fee TotalsAUD $20000AUD $1200
      Total Course CostAUD $21200

      * Students will need to buy required textbooks of a specific technical nature as identified on the booklist each semester.

      Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

      Overseas Health Cover

      All overseas students are required to have Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Health Cover.

      Additional Services

      TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.