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Your Accounting career starts here!

This qualification is designed for those intending to develop skills and knowledge and employment in the financial services industry. Training is delivered online self-directed with teacher/facilitator support over 18 months or evening classes over 14 months. Participants will gain skills to:

  • prepare and process financial information
  • manage budgets
  • analyse and report on business performance
  • Prepare individual tax returns
  • Maintain a payroll system.

Gain high level skills to prepare income tax returns, manage budgets and forecasts, prepare financial reports, implement and maintain internal control procedures and provide management accounting information, to improve your career prospects.

Successful completion of this qualification meets the minimum academic requirements with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) for registration as a BAS agent. Note that, in addition to the academic requirements, the TPB requires extensive relevant experience for registration.

The Diploma of Accounting also provides a pathway towards a bachelor of business majoring in Accounting at James Cook, Central Queensland and other universities. Under certain conditions you may be granted up to 24 credit points. Course details

University Pathways

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$5000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Cairns, External

Key dates and info

DURATION

Online: up to 18 months / up to 10 hours per week
Part time: Continuing students: 9 months Face to Face / 2 nights per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $7,900
  • Subsidised $6,550
  • Concession $6,145

Student Loan Available

1300 656 959

No matter your question,
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How to enrol

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Cairns Part time / 2 nights per week Classroom
External Any time up to 10 hours per week Online

Entry requirements

Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age, or turning 18 years of age within their first year of study. Students require a completed Year 12 or equivalent, or, non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies.

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

External
Study from any location

Resources required

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:

  • Textbooks are required to be purchased for subjects - refer to Qualification Guide for textbook list
  • USB memory/flash drive

Timetable

Students are encouraged to enrol in two to three subjects, as per the provided order of enrolment, to be able to complete within the expected timeframe.

Cairns campus:
New students: Classes are held Monday and Tuesday 1:30pm - 4.30pm commencing on 06 February 2017

Continuing students or those who hold a Certificate IV in Accounting/Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (including FNSACC301 & BSBFIA401): Classes are held Monday and Thursday evening 5.30pm - 8.30pm commencing on 30 January 2017.

External/Online students: Students have 15 weeks to complete a unit, from the date of enrolment.  Students can choose to fast track their studies.

Tutorial support: All students, both internal and online, are welcome to attend open Tutorial classes with teacher on Monday 9:30am - 12:30pm and Wednesday 1:30pm - 4:30pm at Cairns campus. Please note: (You should confirm tutorial with your teacher prior to attending as tutorials are run as part of an ongoing class until June 2017).

Please advise staff upon enrolment if you have previously completed or have experience in any unit for the relevant credit transfer and RPL to be arranged.

Relevant documents:

Important Information

As required by the Tax Practitioners Board 40% of the assessments for the BAS & Payroll units must be done under supervision, therefore students will be required to arrange a suitable supervisor and complete the supervisor nomination form in order to sit the final  assessment.

Units

This course requires 11 units to be completed; 6 core and 5 elective units.  Students that have completed a Certificate IV in Accounting or Certificate IV in Bookkeeping will only need to complete 7 units.  Order of enrolment below:

New students: Stage 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Elective
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
New students: Stage 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Elective
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system Elective
New students: Stage 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks Elective
FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information Core
New students: Stage 4
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals Core
FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities Core
New students: Stage 5
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures Core
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information Core
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts Core
Completed Certificate IV students: Stage 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities Core
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals Core
Completed Certificate IV students: Stage 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts Core
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information Core
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures Core
Completed Certificate IV students: Stage 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information Core
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

If considering a VET Student Loan, please ensure you read the TAFE Queensland 'Pre-Enrolment Information for students considering applying for a VET Student Loan':http://tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/financial-support-student-loans/vet-student-loans.html

$7,900

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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$6,550

SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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$6,145

CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy is a one-off subsidy that offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher courses.

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • For some courses, you may also be required to hold a certificate 3 in a relevant industry field.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting

Job prospects

  • Accountant (General)
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • BAS Agent

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Information
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

More info:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

Orientation

Information Sessions: Date: 18 January 2018; Times: Session 1 - 9:00 to 10:00 am, – Session 2 – 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Cairns - S Block, Room S1.13

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 7 December 2017

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1300 656 959

University Pathways

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$5000 VET Student Loan available