Advanced Diploma of Accounting

CRICOS Code: 088370B
National Code: FNS60215


This course meets the needs of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional accreditation.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Teaching Duration
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64 weeks
54 weeks


    • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
    • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent , or for those with only Year 11 (or overseas equivalent) the successful completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting.
    • Indian, Nepalese and Bangladeshi students need satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent at 60% in the top 4 subjects (excluding native language) for all courses (ie Cert III, Cert IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree) If student has needed to re-sit for their exam provide all exam results.*Not accepting Punjab State Board or Haryana State Board HS results only – need to present a Central Board result exam or a higher qualification.
    • Please be advised that the Accounting courses are under review and will be superseded with new Accounting qualifications from 2019. This may affect course duration and fees.
    • Upon Completion of Diploma of Accounting , it will take 1 semester to complete Advanced Diploma of Accounting.
  • These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition Fees
    Incidental Fees
    Semester 1
    AUD $6600
    Semester 2
    AUD $6600
    Semester 3
    AUD $6600
    Fee Totals
    AUD $19800
    Total Course Cost
    AUD $19800

    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 Students Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students 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 Students Health Cover.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry 60
    Interpret and use financial statistics and tools 60
    Monitor corporate governance activities 60


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply legal principles in commercial law when providing tax (financial) advice services 60
    Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law 60
    Apply legal principles in corporation law matters 60
    Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law 60
    Apply legal principles in property law 60
    Apply legal principles in property law matters 60
    Apply taxation requirements when providing tax (financial) advice services 60
    Audit and report on financial systems and records 40
    Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks 40
    Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
    Establish and maintain a payroll system 30
    Implement and maintain internal control procedures 40
    Implement organisational improvement programs 60
    Make decisions in a legal context 60
    Manage budgets and forecasts 40
    Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities 80
    Prepare and analyse management accounting information 60
    Prepare complex corporate financial reports 60
    Prepare financial reports 50
    Prepare financial reports for corporate entities 70
    Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities 60
    Prepare tax documentation for individuals 80
    Process business tax requirements 50
    Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 60
    Provide financial and business performance information 60
    Provide management accounting information 60
    Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 80
  • Employment Outcomes

    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 (FNS60215)
    Skills covered include core industry competencies, commercial law, Australian taxation law, potential BAS agent and tax agent registration, corporate governance, economics, statistics and advanced company accounting. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 3 core units and 11 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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Pathways to University

    If your goal is to achieve a bachelor degree in your chosen field of study, TAFE SA offers two different types of pathway to university - a University Packaged Program or Credit Transfer.

    A University Packaged Program allows you to select the course and the university you wish to study at, before commencing your studies at TAFE SA.

    Credit Transfer gives you the opportunity to select your university course on completion of your TAFE SA studies.

    With additional Bachelor programs becoming available, international students can choose to stay at TAFE SA for qualifications such as the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

  • 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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
    Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
    Bachelor of Commerce (Business Economics)
    Bachelor of Accounting
    Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major)
    Bachelor of Business
    Bachelor of Business (Sport and Recreation Management)
    Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
    Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management)
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
    Bachelor of Business (Finance)
    Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
    Bachelor of Business (Management)
    Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
    Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade)
    Bachelor of Business (Legal Studies)
    Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management - online)
    Bachelor of Business (Management - online)
    Bachelor of Business (Marketing - online)
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting - online)
    Bachelor of Business (Information Strategy Management)
  • Packaged University Offer

    This course is available as a Packaged University Offer. 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 or Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Bachelor of Commerce (Business Economics) at Flinders University.

    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
    • 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.

  • The city created for students

    You will never find another city like Adelaide. With welcoming locals, it is the perfect place for you to study, live and enjoy.

    Affordable living
    A student city

    A student city

    Adelaide is home to over 30,000 international students and has a strong and growing reputation as an education city. In addition to TAFE SA, Adelaide is home to six world-leading universities: The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens University Australia and CQ University Australia.


    Adelaide’s crime rates are the lowest in the country and for that reason, Adelaide has previously been named the safest city in Australia.

    Beach Culture

    Beach Culture

    Adelaide’s pristine sandy beaches are just a 20 minute tram ride from the city centre. On hot summer days, you can study in the day and take the tram to have dinner at the beach and watch the sunset with friends.

    Live centrally

    Accommodation is more affordable in Adelaide than in other cities in Australia making it often possible for students to live in the heart of the city or just outside. This means more time is spent studying and less time travelling.

    Live centrally


    Adelaide is known for its cafe culture, with more cafes and restaurants by population than any other city in Australia. In recent years, Adelaide has also developed a vibrant and varied bar scene. The city is big enough that you will struggle to visit all of the places you would like to drink and eat in during in your first year of study. Our mix of cultures means there’s likely to be a supermarket that sells food from your home country too.

    Easy to get around

    Adelaide is a flat city so it is ideal for walking or cycling. Its grid layout makes it almost impossible to get lost! There are free trams and buses around the city centre. International students can show their ID to get cheaper tickets.

    Easy to get around


    Adelaide is known for its festivals, which are famous around the world. WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival and Cabaret Festival are just some of the international arts and music festivals that keep the city buzzing

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study

    Adelaide is recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. In 2014, Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel book ranked Adelaide in the global top ten. For the last four years Adelaide has been ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study
    Beautiful weather

    Beautiful weather

    Adelaide has four distinct seasons, with moderate winters and warm to hot summers. In winter you will need woolly jumpers and jackets and in summer, shorts and t-shirts. The heat in South Australia is dry, rather than humid.

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