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Diploma of Accounting FNS50222

Overview

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including tax agents, accounts payable and accounts receivable officers, payroll service providers, and employees performing a range of accounting tasks for organisations in a range of 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 provide guidance to others within defined guidelines.

Qualification:

Diploma of Accounting FNS50222

Course No:

DP-BT22

Campus:

CIT Bruce 

Duration:

1 semester full-time (20 hours) face-to-face classes per week plus up to 22 hours per week of self-directed study, project and assignment work OR part-time equivalent.
This qualification is part of a suite of courses that includes the Certificate III in Accounts Administration, Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, 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 courses.

Cost Info:

The 2023 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

$1,394

Likely Job Outcome:

Assistant accountant, budget officers, office managers, administration managers

Application Type:

Standard
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Additional Information

Successful completion of this course will lead into the Advanced Diploma of Accounting.
This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law, which are relevant for registration as a tax agent. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.
Some flexible and online components are available.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Prior to commencing this qualification an individual must have completed the following units of competency (or equivalent).

  • FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports (this unit is the equivalent version of BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports).
These competencies may have been achieved through completion of the following (or their equivalent):
  • FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set
    or
  • FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

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 11 subjects

Core: Complete all 7

  • BSBTEC402   Design and produce complex spreadsheets
    • CIT Code: BUSN551
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce complex documents.The unit 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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC521   Provide financial and business performance information
    • CIT Code: ACCT464
      Cost: Standard $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. It involves assessing client needs, analysing data, and preparing advice.The unit applies to individuals who, in line with their level of authority, use 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. Users are advised to check with the relevant regulatory authorities to confirm those requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC522   Prepare tax documentation for individuals
    • CIT Code: ACCT465
      Cost: Standard $160.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare income tax returns for individuals in line with statutory requirements. It involves gathering and verifying data, calculating taxable income, and reviewing compliance requirements.The unit 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 the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). Users are advised to check with the relevant regulatory authorities to confirm those requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC524   Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
    • CIT Code: ACCT467
      Cost: Standard $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare financial reports for a corporate reporting entity according to statutory reporting requirements. This includes compiling and analysing data for the reports.The unit 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. Users are advised to check with the relevant regulatory authorities to confirm those requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC526   Implement and maintain internal control procedures
    • CIT Code: ACCT468
      Cost: Standard $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to review corporate governance requirements and implement and monitor internal control operating procedures.The unit applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and analytical skills to confirm that organisational procedures, compliance and quality requirements are met.Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Users are advised to check with the relevant regulatory authorities to confirm those requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC527   Provide management accounting information
    • CIT Code: ACCT469
      Cost: Standard $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 system integrity to calculate and record the costs of products and services.The unit 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. Users are advised to check with the relevant regulatory authorities to confirm those requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSACC523   Manage budgets and forecasts
    • CIT Code: ACCT466
      Cost: Standard $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, document, and manage budgets and forecasts. It involves forecasting estimates and monitoring budgeted outcomes.The unit applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and analytical skills to prepare and manage strategic organisational information.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 4

  • FNSACC426   Set up and operate computerised accounting systems
    • CIT Code: ACCT463
      Cost: Standard $160.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, operate, and modify an integrated computerised accounting system. This involves processing transactions in the system, maintaining the system, producing reports, and ensuring system integrity.The unit applies to individuals who, within the scope of own responsibility, use specialised knowledge, information technology, and planning and organising skills to establish and maintain an organisational system in service and trading environments.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSINC612   Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
    • CIT Code: ACCT473
      Cost: Standard $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to access, interpret, analyse and record statistical data in the financial services industry. It encompasses producing new statistical information and reports from existing data using a range of tools and processes.It applies to individuals with an understanding of the sources of financial data, and statistical methods and techniques for analysis. It is a base unit on which other skills required for work in the financial services industry can be built. It applies across all sectors of the industry.Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Users are advised to check with the relevant state and territory regulatory authorities to confirm those requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FNSTPB503   Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law
    • CIT Code: LEGL215
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      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
  • FNSACC608   Evaluate organisation's financial performance
    • CIT Code: ACCT425
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate returns to operations, determine short-term and long-term needs, and evaluate an organisation’s financial position and performance. It applies to experienced individuals who use specialised knowledge and skills to evaluate complex financial 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: FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
      FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
      FNSACC521 Provide financial and business performance information

Related Courses

Advanced Diploma Accounting FNS60222
Certificate IV Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217
Certificate III Accounts Administration FNS30317
Statement Attainment BAS Agent Registration Skill Set FNSSS00004
Statement Attainment Commercial Law for Tax Agents Skill Set FNSSS00005
Statement Attainment Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax documentation) FNSSS00008
Statement Attainment Accounting Principles Skill Set FNSSS00014
Statement Attainment Accounting Fundamentals
Statement Attainment Preparing to Work in Government

More Information

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