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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
On Campus, Online
18 months
Starting Date:
Online: 13/07/2022 and 05/10/2022
Warragul: 2023
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Course Overview

Do you love numbers? Do you enjoy problem solving? Then delve even further into the complex and ever-changing world of accounting with the Diploma of Accounting.

This course will teach you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed when working in accounting firms to complete payroll, bookkeeping and much more.

Furthermore, this qualification will be tailored to your needs as you learn more about professional accounting roles in financial services and many other industries. You’ll learn the skills to apply solutions to a range of complicated issues while analysing information from a variety of sources.

You’ll also learn the knowledge to apply your mind to planning, coordinating and evaluating your own work within the professional guidelines.

After completing this course, you’ll have the skills to apply for opportunities in areas like small business, health care, education, local Government;  while taking the time to decide your next career move.

Your next move might be studying an Advanced Diploma of Accounting (not offered at TAFE Gippsland), or an Undergraduate degree program. Both of these courses will add to your skillset and knowledge, enhancing employment opportunities in the future.

There has never been a more exciting time to enter the financial services sector as an accountant, and TAFE Gippsland is here to help you improve your skills, becoming an asset to any workplace, and positioning yourself above the rest in the eyes of any employer.

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.


Online: Wednesday 4:30pm - 7:00pm, Friday 9:00am - 10:30am
Warragul: Tuesday and Thursday 5:30pm-9:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Accounting.

Career Opportunities

Local job roles are usually small business but also include organisations such as health care, education, local government

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV Accounting or equivalent
  • Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV Bookkeeping or equivalent
  • Completion of FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Completion of the 6 units that comprise the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skills Set


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Students require computer with Internet connection, Microsoft Office, headset or speakers and microphone


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. Higher level VET qualifications are at those at a Diploma level and above. VET Student loans are capped at a maximum for each approved course of study and the amount of the loan cannot be greater than your remaining FEE-HELP balance. If eligible for a student loan, you can access up to $10,717 to help cover the tuition fees for this course. For more information about VET Student Loans and eligibility requirements, please click here.

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

Webinars and workshops are also recorded so that students with work commitments can listen to them at a later time.

Timetabled drop in sessions every Wednesday from 5 - 8pm at Warragul campus for assistance with course material and assessments.


Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Pathway to BAS Agent Registration

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Students to purchase materials as per the supplied booklist.

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

Course units
FNSACC613 Prepare and analyse management accounting information
FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
FNSACC607 Evaluate business performance
FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law
FNSTPB504 Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law
FNSACC405 Maintain Inventory Records


Assignments, webinars and research