Diploma of Accounting

About The Course

FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting

A Diploma of Accounting is specifically designed for those individuals who need a broad financial knowledge base for current or future employment. Graduates from this course can expect to receive solid training in accounting practices and taxation processes, creating the perfect pathway into the financial services industry.

Please note: This qualification has been superseded by FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.

Key Learning Outcomes and Skills

  1. Budgets and Forecasts
  2. Complex Spreadsheets
  3. Accounting Systems
  4. Financial Reports
  5. Compliant Tax Returns

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent and/or a Certificate IV Level Qualification or higher or successful completion of LLN indicator
    (Certified copies of formal qualifications must be provided)
  • Be currently employed for a minimum of 10 hours per week in paid or voluntary employment


  • Demonstration of suitable vocational experience within a business environment (A copy of resume or reference is required to support your application into the program).
  • IT Literacy and have access to a computer or suitable device, internet connectivity and computing software MS Office (or similar).

To further assist you in deciding if you are ready for study at a Diploma level – read below “Is this course right for me” or complete our ‘Diploma of Leadership & Management Course Selection Tool’

View the Student Entry Procedure.

Studying online with Forme Education

Balancing study with everyday life can be challenging. Studying online enables you the freedom and flexibility of choosing when, where and what you (need to) study and you can interact with educators by phone, email, and web conferencing during business hours.

Forme Education’s online resources include learning content in the form of slides and e-books, embedded videos and links to additional relevant videos and sites and pop quizzes to self-monitor your learning progress. Forme Education facilitates monthly workshops which you can join live or access as a recording.

The amount of time spent engaged in the formal learning activities provided in the online resources will vary from student to student. To give you an idea of how much time you’ll need to allocate to your studies including undertaking assessment activities, we recommend you allow approximately 10 – 12 hours a week. Resources are available to you 24/7, you can revisit the materials as frequently and in as much detail as you need.

Assessment for the qualification and Accredited Pathway modules includes a variety of case studies, compiling portfolios of evidence, projects, short-answer questions, undertaking practical activities and submission of video and or audio recordings, and written assignments and reports.

Units of competency are ‘clustered’ into modules to minimise duplication of content and assessment across multiple units.

Student Resource Requirements

In order to study online with Forme Education, students need access to an internet connection and a PC or Mac. Delivery of education will include video learning and live Skype sessions and will require a minimum of 4GB of data per month. Please ensure you have sufficient access to these learning resources prior to enrolling.

You will also need access to a digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.

Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as free downloads from the internet.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Forme fully supports Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), a process for giving students credit for skills, knowledge and experience already attained through working experience. Find out more about the RPL process by downloading our RPL Information.

Quick Info

Duration of course: 60 weeks

Dedicated Course Educator

11 units of competency

5 Modules

Approx. 10-12 of study per week


Modules of Learning


Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
Prepare financial reports


Prepare tax documentation for individuals
Develop and use complex spreadsheets


Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
Implement and maintain internal control procedures


Provide financial and business performance information
Manage budgets and forecasts
Provide management accounting information


Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
Establish and maintain a payroll system

Course Fees & Payment Options

  • Option 1
    $3999 Total Cost
    • 1:1 Trainer support
    • 20 x eBooks 
    • 55 x Interactive videos
    • Nationally Recognised 
    • RPL Available
    • 3 x Instalments of $1333
  • Option 2
    $4398.90 Total Cost
    • 1:1 Trainer support
    • 20 x eBooks 
    • 55 x Interactive videos
    • Nationally Recognised 
    • RPL Available
    • 10 x Instalments 

    *This option includes a 10% surcharge 

Introducing our Simple Debit System

Customised for the Forme student, the Simple Debit payment solution offers the benefit of low weekly instalments, no interest charged, immediate approval.

Responsibility to our students starts here with a secure, interest- free payment solution – providing you a risk-free study pathway. Enrol and complete your online application for a convenient solution to paying your tuition fees.

Is this course right for me?

This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other 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 guidance to others within defined guidelines.

Diploma Course Selection Tool

To further assist you in deciding if you are ready for study at a Diploma level we have created this course selection tool!

Licensing & Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at this time.

Thank you for your enquiry. Once you submit your request we will endeavour to respond to you within 1 business day.
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