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FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

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Course Overview

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.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:
https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FNS50217

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Course Structure:

The FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting requires the successful completion of eleven (11) units of six (6) core and five (5) elective units. Electives for this qualification have been chosen by Southern Academy of Business and Technology to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in accounting.

The course structure is as follows:

Code Title Core/ Elective
FNSACC511  Provide financial and business performance information  Core
 FNSACC512  Prepare tax documentation for individuals  Core
FNSACC513  Manage budgets and forecasts  Core
FNSACC514  Prepare financial reports for corporate entities  Core
FNSACC516  Implement and maintain internal control procedures  Core
FNSACC517  Provide management accounting information  Core
BSBADM502  Manage meetings  Elective
BSBLDR402  Lead effective workplace relationships  Elective
FNSACC408  Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry  Elective
FNSINC503  Identify situations requiring complex ethical decision making  Elective
FNSINC601  Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry  Elective

Provider

Australian Training School trading as Southern Academy of Business and Technology
RTO Code: 31595
CRICOS Provider Code: 03602E

Entry Requirements

The Training Package requires that students must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set
  • Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent
  • Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent

Southern Academy of Business and Technology has the following entry requirements:
International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old).

International Students may not be required to provide evidence of English Language competence where documented evidence can be provided to demonstrate any of the following:

  • the student was educated for 5 years in an English speaking country
  • the student has completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO.
  • The student has successfully completed an English Placement Test
  • the student has successfully completed a foundation course in Australia.
  • the student has successfully completed their High School in English Language

Students also required to participate in a course entry interview to establish their suitability for the course.

Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks and 12 weeks of holidays.
Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements. The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer.

Delivery mode and location

This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting and on-line, which includes the simulation of workplace-based environment.
Sydney Campus: Level 1,2 & 4, 95 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Campbelltown Campus: Unit 1, 159 Queen Street, Campbelltown, NSW2560
Adelaide Campus: Suite 1 Ground Floor 97 Pirie St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Career Outcomes

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment as:

  • Registered tax agent
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Accounting manager
  • Financial controller
  • Forensic accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Financial accountant
  • Auditor

Education Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting or into a range of other Advanced Diploma level qualifications.

Course progress

Note that for international student’s satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook that also includes information on the specific support that is available to international students. Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy. The student handbook can be found online at www.sabt.edu.au

Enrolment and Orientation

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer, as well as a written agreement and tax invoice for remaining fees, will be forwarded to students. Students must read through all provided information as it will provide all necessary information about the course of study. A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued once the signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received. The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.
This course outline should be read in conjunction with Southern Academy of Business and Technology Student Handbook. This can be found online at www.sabt.edu.au

Additional Support

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency. This includes:

  • Academic and personal support
  • Referral to external support services.

Training Arrangements

Students are required to attend face to face classes for 15 hours a week and complete 5 hours online component.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Observations
  • Case studies
  • Supervisor report
  • Journal
  • Questioning

At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

Course Credit

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at www.sabt.edu.au. For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course. The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing. If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration. For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

Selection and enrolment procedures

To enroll intothis course an enrolment form must be completed. which can be emailed or posted to students or downloaded from our website. The enrolment form should be completed and then sent to us along with all of the required documentation. For more information about our selection and enrolment processes, contact us at the details shown below.

Contact Details

Contact Details – Call our office on 1300 852 205 (Australia) or +61 2 8031 7727 (Overseas) or email us at info@sabt.edu.au

Duration 52 weeks
Level Diploma
Qualification Name Diploma of Accounting
National Code: FNS50217
CRICOS Course Code 099317E

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