QUALIFICATION

Diploma of Accounting


National Code: FNS50217
TAFE SA Code: TP01098


Description

Aspiring to work in accounting, business, or finance? Whether you want to work for yourself or as part of a team, this qualification will equip you with the skills and accreditations you need to realise your full career potential.

This high-level course will develop your expertise in budget preparation, management accounting, financial accounting, financial performance, internal control systems, income tax and financial analysis skills. With our focus on employability, you’ll be mentored by educators who have strong industry links, ensuring that you’ll complete the qualification job-ready.

By completing this course, you’ll be qualified to work as an Assistant Accountant, Accounts Manager, and Registered Tax Agent. Want to continue your study? You’ll have guaranteed entry into university and receive up to 12 months credit towards a university degree in Business, Accounting, Commerce and Finance.

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Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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  • 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

    Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217)
    This course teaches the skills and knowledge required for different jobs within the financial services industry in Australia and covers tax, budgets and forecasts, financial performance and reports, BAS statements and payroll systems. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and 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.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • 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 www.training.gov.au.

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

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Implement and maintain internal control procedures 40
    Manage budgets and forecasts 40
    Prepare financial reports for corporate entities 70
    Prepare tax documentation for individuals 80
    Provide financial and business performance information 60
    Provide management accounting information 60

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry 60
    Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
    Prepare and analyse management accounting information 60
    Prepare financial reports 50
    Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities 60
    Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry 40
  • 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

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