Diploma Of Accounting

Course Code: FNS50217
Study Area:

  • Online delivery
Course Structure


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Assistant accountant
  • Accounts payable officer
  • Accounts receivable officer
  • Payroll officer
  • Junior auditor
  • BAS agent
  • Cost accountant
  • Trainee financial accountant.

  • Applicants must have completed Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping or FNSSS0014 Accounting Principles Skill Set or equivalent,

Course overview

Rolling enrolments 

Off campus & Online - 6 months

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

If you have an analytical mind and enjoy problem solving, a career in accounting could be perfect for you!

The accounting services industry has grown over the past five years creating employment opportunities for people with the right skills and qualifications across a wide range of businesses.

Accountants provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, and cost management, and provide advice on compliance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance.

The Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) is designed to give you the training and knowledge for a range of career pathways in the accounting, business and finance sectors. The course is nationally accredited and will give you some of the educational units required to become a registered Tax Agent.*

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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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or 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.

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods

Learning options
  • Online remote delivery

Key study areas
  • Providing financial and business performance information
  • Preparing tax documentation for individuals
  • Managing budgets and forecasts
  • Preparing financial reports for corporate entitled
  • Providing management and accounting information.

Further study opportunities
  • If you want to continue your studies after you graduate, you can go on to complete the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217).



Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$4,292.00
Concession - average total course fee*$858.40
Full fee - average total course fee*$7,812.00
B.   Materials average fee**$124.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

This page was last updated on 22/06/2022 4:59 PM