FNS50217 – Diploma of Accounting

FNS50217 – Diploma of Accounting

  • FNS50217 – Diploma of Accounting

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects professional 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.

Outcomes

Potential Careers

Careers and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Accountant
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Finance Sector Supervisor
  • Senior Financial Clerk
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Officer
Practical Skills

The course will use theory, case studies, practical demonstrations/role plays and mini-projects to enable you to develop the knowledge and practical skills you can apply in your workplace, including, how to:

 

  • Prepare and process routine financial documents
  • Record general journal adjustment entries
  • Prepare end of period financial reports
  • Analyse and report on a broad range of financial and business performance information
  • Prepare non-complex income tax returns
  • Prepare, document and manage budgets and forecasts
  • Prepare financial reports for a reporting entity
  • Review corporate governance requirements

Mode of Delivery

In each term at least one unit is taught face to face.
Trainer led – Blended training 75% Face-to- Face and 25% Online.

Face-to-face: Trainer led sessions in a classroom setting combined with in-class experiential activities

Online: Moodle based Assessment Tasks.

  

Delivery Location:

Level 2, 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street PARAMATTA NSW 2150

Level 3, 531 George Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

Course Duration

The program for FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting is delivered over 52 weeks with actual student contact hours being 20 hours per week for 40 weeks. It has been divided in to 4 terms of 10 weeks each with 12 weeks of holidays.

Who Should Undertake This Qualification

Providing you with practical training in the specialised knowledge of the accounting discipline, this qualification would be valuable for employees who currently need to perform accounting duties such as introducing and maintaining accounting systems, reporting on business performance and preparing financial statements. It’s also designed to provide a comprehensive skill set those who are seeking a new career in the field of accounting.

Whether you are looking to enter the accounting workforce immediately or pursue further study, this program is your passport to manage accounting information and systems, budgeting, creating forecasts, financial reports and individual tax returns.

You will be well equipped in the essential skills of accounting to maximise opportunities in a growing industry with great salary potential. Learn the latest accounting software applications such as QuickBooks and MYOB, provide accurate financial forecasts and evaluate and solve complex problems. At the successful completion of this course you will be qualified to apply for roles within any business or accounting practice or you could even set up your own taxation practice.

Want to unlock of a whole new world of career opportunities? FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting is your ticket.

Course Requirements

• Students must be over 18 years of age.
• A fully completed Australian AQF Level 4 qualification or High School Certificate qualification or equivalent; or overseas qualifications in Higher Education.
• Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course,
• Students whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English language competency by providing one of the below:

  • A current IELTS score of 5.5 total or above with no band lower than 5.0;
  • Proof of completion of an Australian qualification in English language that is of one year or longer duration;
  • Successful completion of an approved English of Academic Purposes courses meeting IELTS 5.5 equivalent requirements;
  • Successful score of Upper Intermediate Level of completion of the School’s English Language Placement Test.

• Basic computer skills:

  • Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing
  • Proficiency with web browser software and sending/receiving e-mail including e-mail with attachment
  • Familiarity with navigating the Internet
  • Familiarity with using Microsoft Office

• Entry requirements will be checked at enrolment in line with the Southern Cross School of Business Student Selection and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Each student must complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator Tool. This LLN evaluation will assist Southern Cross School of Business in identifying each learner’s needs and appropriate support to be offered if and when required.

Unique Student Identifier

Each student must provide their USI (Unique Student Identifier) before they are to commence their studies. If you do not have a USI, you can create one at:

https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi

Assessment Overview

Each unit comprises of assessment tasks such as written questions, case studies and practical assessments must be completed in full before being submitted for marking. Assessments for qualifications are competency based, which means students are assessed against the unit of competency (unit) requirements.

 

Assessment marking system:

 

  • Competent (C) result: the student’s submitted work satisfies the learning requirements and all competency standards for the unit (in accordance with the National Register www.training.gov.au).
  • Not Yet Competent (NYC) result: the student’s submitted work does not demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in the unit. If a student receives a ‘Not Yet Competent’ outcome, he or she will receive written feedback from a trainer/assessor, clearly outlining where the gaps are. The student will then be required to rectify these gaps and re-submit their assessment for marking.

 

Once a student receives a satisfactory result for all required assessment tasks a competent (C) outcome will be awarded for the entire unit. The student must demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in each unit before receiving a competent outcome.

 

Students have three (3) attempts to demonstrate competency, otherwise a unit re-enrolment fee applies (please see fee schedule contained in the Student Handbook).

Learner Resources

Southern Cross School of Business will provide its students with access to a wide range of learning resources. Some of those resources have been developed in-house whereas some other resources have been purchased from reputable resource providers available in the market. The resources available to students are in the form of Power point slides on each unit, Learner’s Guide or Student Workbook, access to ‘Handout’ folders in the Student online portal, which will contain handouts under each of the unit’s assessment resources.  All students will be given the opportunity to obtain the soft copies of available resources, should they desire.

There are general use computers available at the campus. However, for ease of access, the School encourages students to bring their own laptop / media pads to the school for added convenience.

 

The program for FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting is delivered over 52 weeks with actual student contact hours being 20 hours per week for 40 weeks. It has been divided in to 4 terms of 10 weeks each with 12 weeks of holidays.

 

The following units of competency are required for the completion of this course.

Total number of units = 11

  • 6 Core Units plus
  • 5 Elective Units
Core Units Learning Content
FNSACC511
Provide financial and business performance information
In this unit students will gain skills and knowledge required to analyse and report on a broad range of financial and business performance information. It encompasses assessing client needs, analysing data, and preparing advice. A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.
FNSACC512
Prepare tax documentation for individuals
In this unit students will gain skills and knowledge required to prepare non-complex income tax returns for individuals in line with statutory requirements. It encompasses gathering and verifying data, calculating taxable income, and reviewing compliance requirements. A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.

 

FNSACC513
Manage budgets and forecasts
In this unit students will gain skills and knowledge required to prepare, document, and manage budgets and forecasts. It encompasses forecasting estimates and monitoring budgeted outcomes. A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.
FNSACC514
Prepare financial reports for corporate entities*
In this unit students will gain skills and knowledge required to prepare financial reports for a corporate reporting entity. It encompasses compiling and analysing data and meeting statutory reporting requirements. A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.
*Note: The following pre-requisite units must be completed prior to commencing this unit:

  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports  
FNSACC516
Implement and maintain internal control procedures
In this unit students will gain skills and knowledge required to review corporate governance requirements, implement internal control operating procedures, and monitor associated policy. A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.
FNSACC517
Provide management accounting information
In this unit students will gain 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. A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.
Elective Units Learning Content
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
In this unit students will gain skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce complex documents. A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.
BSBLDR402
Lead effective workplace relationships
In this unit students will gain skills and knowledge required to use leadership to promote team cohesion. It includes motivating, mentoring, coaching and developing the team and forming the bridge between the management of the organisation and team members. A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.
FNSACC408
Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
In this unit students will gain skills and knowledge required to work autonomously and in teams to complete work activities relating to the provision of accounting and bookkeeping services. A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.
FNSACC416
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
In this unit students will gain skills and knowledge required to establish, operate, and modify an integrated computerised accounting system. This is generally under supervision and encompasses processing transactions in the system, maintaining the system, producing reports, and ensuring system integrity. A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.
FNSTPB401
Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
In this unit students will gain skills and knowledge required to identify and apply compliance requirements to effectively process and complete business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS), and other required reports. A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.

For more information about this course, please visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FNS50217

Contact Us

Sydney City Campus:
Level 3, 531 George Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: +61 2 8937 0506

Parramatta Campus:
Level 2, 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street,
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Tel: +61 2 9633 3287

Email: admin@scsb.nsw.edu.au
RTO ID: 41253
CRICOS Code: 03523D