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Advanced Diploma of Accounting

FNS60215

Are you looking to broaden your career prospects in the accounting industry? Or are you already working in the field and want to gain a professional qualification?

The Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60215) will give you the opportunity to advance your knowledge and skills in commercial governance, financial performance and basic accounting principles.

This online course means you can tailor your studies to suit your needs, and maintain outside commitments while completing your diploma.

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Assistant Accountant
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Recognised by the Institute of Public Accountants.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites for this course.

Location

Online

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 18 hrs a week = finish in 6 months, 9 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
By assignments & tests
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Preparing financial reports and operational budgets
  • Managing budgets and forecasts
  • Implementing and maintain internal control procedures
  • Monitoring corporate governance activities

Course structure

14 units

Core units

  1. FNSINC601 - Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply broad principles of financial economics that underpin a range of tasks and functions in the financial services industry. It includes understanding how financial instruments are priced in markets, and techniques and processes government and organisations use to manage financial risk, demonstrating broad knowledge of economic theories and related decision making in a national and organisational economic context.

    It applies to individuals who have an understanding of economics and how this impacts on work in the financial services industry. It also underpins other skills required for work in the financial services industry and may be applied in all sectors of the industry.

  2. BSBITU402 - Develop & use complex spreadsheets


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce complex documents.

    It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who require skills in creation of complex spreadsheets to store and retrieve data. They may work as individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or may be independently responsible for designing and working with spreadsheets relevant to their own work roles.

  3. FNSACC609 - Evaluate financial risk


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess financial risk and exposure, analyse financial histories and establish processes to minimise risks associated with an organisation’s cash flow or assets and securities.

    It applies to experienced individuals with specialised knowledge who use well-developed analytical skills and systematic approaches to manage and mitigate risk in their area of responsibility.

  4. FNSACC608 - Evaluate organisation's financial performance


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate returns to operations, determine short-term and long-term needs, and evaluate an organisation’s financial position and performance.

    It applies to experienced individuals who use specialised knowledge and skills to evaluate complex financial information and make recommendations relevant to strategic organisational activity.

  5. FNSACC506 - Implement & maintain internal control procedures


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to review corporate governance requirements, implement operating procedures and monitor policy.

    It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and analytical skills to ensure organisational policy, compliance and quality requirements are met.

  6. FNSINC602 - Interpret & use financial statistics & tools


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required t to access, interpret and analyse statistical data relevant to the financial services industry. It encompasses producing new statistical information and reports from existing data using a range of tools and processes.

    It applies to individuals with a thorough understanding of the sources of financial data, and statistical methods and techniques for analysis. It is a base unit on which other skills required for work in the financial services industry can be built. It may be applied in all sectors of the industry.

  7. FNSACC604 - Monitor corporate governance activities


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research corporate governance reporting trends, examine corporate governance standards and practices, and review compliance to develop and implement processes and procedures for meeting corporate governance obligations. It applies to individuals who use and maintain current and specialised knowledge and analytical skills to provide advice on organisational processes to meet compliance and management requirements.

  8. FNSACC613 - Prepare & analyse management accounting information


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, record and analyse operating costs and data, prepare cost reports and budgets, and calculate the costs of products, services and other organisational activities.

    It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and techniques to consolidate and report on complex information and make recommendations relating to strategic organisational activity.

  9. BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports


    This unit describes skills and knowledge required to record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports.

    It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are responsible for preparing financial reports. They may be individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or they might have responsibility for these tasks in relation to their own workgroup or role.

  10. FNSACC404 - Prepare financial statements for-non reporting entities


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop a range of commonly required financial reports for entities that do not have a statutory duty to file financial reports with government agencies and regulators.

    It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and systematic approaches to collate and prepare financial information.

  11. FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions & extract interim reports


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journals to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports.

    It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow agreed processes to carefully check and process detailed financial information to ensure standards are maintained.

  12. FNSACC501 - Provide financial & business performance information


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and report on a broad range of financial and business performance information and encompasses assessing clients’ needs, analysing data and preparing advice.

    It applies to individuals who, within their level of authority, apply specialised knowledge, systematic approaches and analytical techniques to research and prepare customised information for clients.

  13. FNSACC504 - Provide financial reports for corporate entities


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare financial reports for a reporting entity and encompasses compiling and analysing data and meeting statutory reporting requirements.

    It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and analytical skills to prepare financial reports that meet specific compliance requirements.

  14. FNSACC507 - Provide management accounting information


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, record and analyse operating and cost data, prepare budget reports and review costing systems integrity to calculate and record the costs of products and services. It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and analytical skills to manage complex financial data and develop comprehensive organisational reports.

Support and delivery

Studying online explained

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

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