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Diploma of Accounting FNS50215

Overview

This professional program will prepare you to perform roles such as assistant accountant, budgets officer, office manager or administration manager. It provides thorough training with work-ready skills to give you the edge in the workforce. This qualification is highly respected by the business, banking and financial communities because it combines hands-on training with theoretical knowledge. Graduates from this program will be ready to embark on successful careers in both the private and public sectors, or further study such as the Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

This qualification includes units that are recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board. Students seeking Tax Agent registration should obtain advice from the Tax Practitioners Board http://www.tpb.gov.au/

Qualification: Diploma of Accounting FNS50215
Program No: DP-BT05
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (20 hours) face-to-face classes per week plus up to 20 hours per week of online study and independent learning OR part-time equivalent.

This qualification is part of a suite of programs that includes the Certificate III in Accounts Administration, Certificate IV in Accounting, the Diploma of Accounting and the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Lower level qualifications or equivalent skills and knowledge are required for successful completion of higher level programs.
Likely Job Outcome: Assistant accountant, budget officers, office managers, administration managers.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

This program will lead into the Advanced Diploma of Accounting.
This qualification includes units that are recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board. Students seeking Tax Agent registration should obtain advice from the Tax Practitioners Board http://www.tpb.gov.au/

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

For success in this program it is recommended that you have a Certificate IV in Accounting or can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge. This will also ensure that you meet pre-requisite requirements for subjects in this program.

You may be asked to attend an interview to present details of your study and work experience.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 11 subjects

You may have completed some of these subjects in other accounting programs. You do not need to re-enrol into these subjects.   If studied at CIT, results will automatically recount for this qualification; otherwise, please seek recognition.
  • FNSACC501  Provide financial and business performance information
    • CIT Code: ACCT267
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC502  Prepare tax documentation for individuals
    • CIT Code: ACCT189
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC503  Manage budgets and forecasts
    • CIT Code: ACCT190
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, document and manage budgets and forecasts, and encompasses forecasting estimates and monitoring budgeted outcomes. It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and analytical skills to prepare and manage strategic organisational information.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC504  Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
    • CIT Code: ACCT423
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare financial reports for a reporting entity and encompasses compiling and analysing data and meeting statutory reporting requirements. It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and analytical skills to prepare financial reports that meet specific compliance requirements.
      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.
      Prerequisites: ACCT230 BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
      ACCT361 FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC506  Implement and maintain internal control procedures
    • CIT Code: ACCT193
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC507  Provide management accounting information
    • CIT Code: ACCT277
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, record and analyse operating and cost data, prepare budget reports and review costing systems integrity to calculate and record the costs of products and services. It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and analytical skills to manage complex financial data and develop comprehensive organisational reports.
      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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBFIA401  Prepare financial reports
    • CIT Code: ACCT230
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes skills and knowledge required to record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports. It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are responsible for preparing financial reports. They may be individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or they might have responsibility for these tasks in relation to their own workgroup or role.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBITU402  Develop and use complex spreadsheets
    • CIT Code: COMP222
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce complex documents.
      It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who require skills in creation of complex spreadsheets to store and retrieve data. They may work as individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or may be independently responsible for designing and working with spreadsheets relevant to their own work roles

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC301  Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    • CIT Code: ACCT361
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journals to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports. It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow agreed processes to carefully check and process detailed financial information to ensure standards are maintained.
      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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC607  Evaluate business performance
    • CIT Code: ACCT424
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse trends in an organisation’s business operations, develop performance indicators and identify options for improvement. It applies to experienced individuals who use specialised knowledge and skills to evaluate complex information and make recommendations relevant to strategic organisational activity.
      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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSTPB503  Apply legal principles in consumer and contract law
    • CIT Code: LEGL215
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: 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.
      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.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Advanced Diploma Accounting FNS60215
Certificate IV Bookkeeping FNS40215
Certificate IV Accounting FNS40615
Certificate III Accounts Administration FNS30315
Statement Attainment Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax documentation) FNSSS00008
Statement Attainment BAS Agent Registration Skill Set FNSSS00004
Statement Attainment Commercial Law for Tax Agents Skill Set FNSSS00005
Statement Attainment training Bookkeeping using MYOB [extract from BSB30415]
Non-Accredited Training Accounts for Trades

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au