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FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 1.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
FINANCE, BANKING AND INSURANCE
Occupation types
Accountant (General)

This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries. Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and guidance to others within defined guidelines.

This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the Board.

This qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships.

Entry requirements

For CDU entry requirements, refer to the relevant course information flyer or contact the VET team.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 660 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,980.00
Domestic Full Fees: $9,900.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Accounting and Bookkeeping, Financial Services include:

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Finance Sector Supervisor
  • Skills recognition

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

    • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
    • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
    • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact the RPL Coordinator on 1800 085 209 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

    Credit Transfer
    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

    Pathways

    VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

     

    Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

    Completed Award Course Level
    HE
    VET
    to a HE Award
    Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
    Certificate IV
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Certificate IV
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points

    Pathways into the qualification

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

    • Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent

    Pathways from the qualification

    Advanced Diploma of Accounting or other Advanced Diploma qualifications. On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the FNS - Financial Services Training Package.

    This qualification will be superseded by FNS50217 during the year. Further information will be published as soon as it becomes available. It is recommended that students contact the relevant VET school/team for current course details.

  • Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Waterfront Darwin

    Study Mode: Internal, External, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Business (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5467
Fax: 08 8959 5344
Email: Business_Central@cdu.edu.au

Business (Top End)
Location: Darwin Waterfront
Phone: 08 8946 8877
Fax: N/A
Email: businesstopend@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Diploma in Accounting a total of ELEVEN (11) units of competency must be completed comprising SIX (6) Core and FIVE (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
 
DARWIN WATERFRONT - Pathway to qualify for the Diploma of Accounting as a Tax Agent

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 660.

 
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
60
FNSACC502^ Prepare tax documentation for individuals
80
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts
40
FNSACC504* Prepare financial reports for corporate entities 
70
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
40
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information
60
  Total nominal hours for core units
350
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY 
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
50
FNSACC601**^ Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
80
FNSTPB503# Apply legal principles in consumer and contract law
60
FNSTPB504# Apply legal principles in corporations and trusts law
60
FNSTPB505# Apply legal principles in property law
60
  Total nominal hours for elective units
310
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
660
 
* Unit has prerequisites
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 
 
** Unit has prerequisites
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals

^ Units included in the Tax Practitioners Board approved course in Australian taxation law: FNSSS00003 Taxation law for tax agents Skill Set (Tax documentation) - FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals and FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities

# Units included in the Tax Practitioners Board approved course in commercial law: FNSSS00005 Commercial law for tax agent Skill Set - FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in consumer and contract law, FNSTPB504 Apply legal principles in corporations and trusts law and FNSTPB505 Apply legal principles in property law

DARWIN WATERFRONT - Alternative Pathway

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 580 - 680.

 
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
60
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
80
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts
40
FNSACC504* Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
70
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
40
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information
60
  Total nominal hours for core units
350
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY  (5 electives)
Group A - All 3 units required
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
50
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
50
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
60
Group B - 2 units selected from relevant Diploma courses as listed below in consultation with the lecturer
  BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management
BSB50215 Diploma of Business
BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration
BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management
BSB50615 Diploma of Human Resource Management
 
 
70 - 170
  Total nominal hours for elective units
230 - 330
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
580 - 680
 
* Unit has prerequisites
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 

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