Southern Academy of Business and Technology(SABT)

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

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


52 Weeks.


Advanced Diploma


Sydney, Adelaide

About This Course

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional recognition, including tax agents, accounts managers and business analysts; and to employees performing a range of accounts management tasks for organisations in a range of industries. 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 parameters.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

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.

Three (3) core units and eleven (11) elective units are required for the award of the FNS60222 Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

The course structure is as follows:

FNSACC634Monitor corporate governance activitiesCore
FNSINC611Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industryCore
FNSINC612Interpret and use financial statistics and toolsCore
BSBLDR523Lead and manage effective workplace relationshipsElective
BSBOPS502Manage business operational plansElective
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligenceElective
BSBTWK502Manage team effectivenessElective
FNSACC601Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entitiesElective
FNSACC521Provide financial and business performance informationElective
FNSACC522Prepare tax documentation for individualsElective
FNSACC524Prepare financial reports for corporate entitiesElective
FNSACC526Implement and maintain internal control proceduresElective
FNSACC527Provide management accounting informationElective
BSBTWK503Manage meetingsElective

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

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

  • Prior to commencing this qualification an individual must have completed the following qualifications (or equivalent).

FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting; or its superseded version FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or equivalent, provided the listed elective unit BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets (or equivalent) has been completed by those seeking to enrol.

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

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years** of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Southern Academy of Business and Technology may admit an international student who will be under the age of 18 years when they commence their course and who intends to study on a student visa, where the student:

  • Meets other admission requirements.
  • Is of at least 17 years of age; and
  • Will live in Australia until they turn 18 either:
  • With their parent or legal custodian.
  • With a suitable relative whom the parent or legal custodian nominates; or
  • Under an accommodation and welfare arrangement, the college approves.

Southern Academy of Business and Technology will only approve accommodation and welfare arrangements that comply with the requirements for protecting the personal safety and social wellbeing of students specified in Standard 5 of the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

The qualification is delivered over 52 weeks comprising of:

  • Four (4) terms of 10 weeks each (40 weeks total).
  • Holiday breaks amounting to 12 weeks (as specified in the timetable).

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: 95 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Adelaide Campus: 97 Pirie St, Adelaide, SA 5000

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

 Budget analyst

 Financial analyst

 Accounting manager

 Financial controller

 Forensic accountant

 Management accountant

 Financial accountant


Potential employment options include tax agents, accounts managers and business analysts and other accounting management roles across a range of industries.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of other Graduate Diploma level qualifications in accounting or financial services.

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.

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.

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.

Students are required to attend face to face classes for 15 hours a week and complete 5 hours online component. Students are also required to complete approximately 5 hours of homework consisting of reading and research.

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
  •  Questioning

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

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Southern Academy of Business and Technology Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures.

To enroll into this 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 provided.

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