FNS60215 – Advanced Diploma of Accounting

FNS60215 – Advanced Diploma of Accounting

  • FNS60215 – Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Course Overview

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional identification. At this level individuals are expected to apply theoretical and technical skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad but generally well-defined parameters.

Mode of Delivery

Each term one unit is delivered 100% 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

78 Weeks.

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.

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).

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.

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 limited general use computers available at each of the campuses. However, the School requires students to bring their own laptop / media pads to the school to access online resources.

 

The program is delivered over 78 weeks (1.5 year) with actual student contact hours being 20 hours per week for 60 weeks.

 

Unit

Learning Content

FNSACC501

Provide Financial and Business Performance Information

This unit teaches students how to establish, expand and utilise strategic networks. It includes identifying features of required strategic networks, identifying or establishing network links with key stakeholders and building strategic relationships.

A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.

FNSACC502

Prepare Tax Documentation for Individuals

This unit teaches students develop the skills and knowledge required to undertake budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting to allocate and manage resources to achieve the required outputs for the business unit. It includes contributing to financial bids and estimates, allocating funds, managing budgets and reporting on financial activity.
A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.
FNSACC506

Implement and Maintain Internal Control Procedures

This unit helps students to develop the skills and knowledge required to research diversity and its importance to organisational activity and to draft, plan and implement diversity policy.

A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.

FNSACC507

Provide Management Accounting Information

In this unit students will learn skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain information processing systems to support decision making; and to optimise the use of knowledge and learning throughout the organisation.

A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.

FNSINC601

Apply Economic Principles to Work in the Financial Services Industry

In this unit students will learn how to determine strategic change requirements and opportunities; and to develop, implement and evaluate change management strategies.

A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.

FNSINC602

Interpret and Use Financial Statistics and Tools

In this unit students will learn the skills and knowledge required to sustain and develop an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation and learning are promoted & rewarded.
A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.
FNSACC604

Monitor Corporate Governance Activities

In this unit students will develop the skills and knowledge required to establish the strategic direction of the organisation, sustain competitive advantage and enhance competitiveness. The unit covers analysis and interpretation of relevant markets, capability assessment of the organisation and analysis of the organisation’s existing and potential competitors and allies. It also covers implementation of the strategic plan and developing specific actions and initiatives that will be undertaken by people working in various roles.

A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.

FNSACC605

Implement Organisational Improvement Programs

In this unit students will develop the skills and knowledge required to run a business operation and cover the steps required to develop and implement a business plan.

A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.

BSBHRM405

Support the Recruitment and Induction of Staff

In this unit students will learn the skills and knowledge required to research, develop and present a marketing plan for an organisation.

A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.

BSBADM504

Plan and Implement Administrative Systems

In this unit students will learn critical aspects of senior leadership behaviour and personal and professional competence. Business ethics are also addressed in this unit. Seventeen learning activities are part of this unit as well as a specific skills and knowledge activity.

A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.

BSBWOR501

Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development

In this unit students will learn how to develop skills and knowledge required to contribute to the creation of an organisation development plan which ensures that the organisation will become more effective over time in achieving its goals.

A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.

BSBRSK501

Manage risk

In this unit students will learn how to manage risk at workplace. They will also get to know their own responsibilities on handling risks in organizations.

A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects and applied learning activities.

BSBWOR502

Lead and manage team effectiveness Provide Financial and Business Performance Information

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.
It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision-making strategies.
BSBCUS501

Manage quality customer service

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop strategies to manage organisational systems that ensure products and services are delivered and maintained to standards agreed by the organisation.
It applies to individuals who supervise the provision of quality customer service within an organisation’s procedures framework by others. At this level, individuals must exercise considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision-making strategies.

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