Courses

Diploma of Accounting

If you enjoy mathematics, have an analytical mind and would like to work in the account profession then our Diploma of Accounting is for you. Accountants support their clients with regular monitoring, analysis, preparation of documents, reports and accounts and advice. Get qualified as an Assistant Accountant and start your rewarding career.

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Be job-ready

We can get you ready for a great job in six months. Our course is accredited by the Accounting industry’s professional bodies and has an excellent reputation for quality. You’re well on your way to a role as assistant accountant – the ideal start to an exciting accountancy career.

A balanced ledger of skills

Our course provides you with the critical skills and knowledge you need to become a registered tax agent and an assistant accountant. It also provides an alternate pathway to the Bachelor of Accounting for students who have not completed secondary schooling in Australia.

Industry connections and resources

Melbourne Polytechnic’s links to the accounting industry will ensure your career gets off to a great start. Our experienced teachers have real world experience, including those who are BAS agents and Certified Practising Accountants (CPAs). You will benefit from our guest speakers from serveral peak industry accounting bodies.

Our courses are developed under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), in close consultation with industry and professional associations. This course is accredited by Accounting’s professional bodies.

Employment outcomes

This program will give you some of the educational units required by the Tax Practitioners board to permit registration as a Tax Agent.

Satisfactory completion of the Diploma of Accounting entitles you to join the IPA, one of the three peak accounting bodies representing accountants in Australia.

You will be qualified to work in the following areas:

  • Office manager
  • Assistant to an accountant
  • Preparing financial statements
  • Managing small teams
  • Developing business plans
  • Preparing management accounting reports

Assessment

Assessment consists of classroom testing, assignments, presentations, group work, and case studies. A total of six (6) core units and three elective units must be completed successfully to attain this qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Note

For a limited number of units, some of the Diploma of Accounting is available online.

Local Students

Code

FNS50215

VTAC Code

Epping 6900269204, Preston 6900669204

Campuses

GREENSBOROUGH, PRESTON

Department

Business Management and Finance
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months

Part-time: 2 years


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Day classes only, Flexible, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$3000
Ineligible:$5000
Materials:$30

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including classroom testing, assignments, presentations, group work, case studies. A total of six core units and five elective units must be completed successfully to attain this qualification.

Materials

You will be required to purchase textbooks. A book list will be provided at enrolment. Our trainers will provide all additional materials. You are also expected to have access to a computer. Computers are available in Melbourne Polytechnic’s computer labs and library if you do not have a computer at home.

Entrance Requirements

Completion of the two core units from the Certificate IV in Accounting or evidence of equivalent competency through recognition of prior learning (RPL). The preferred pathway for entry to this qualification is the Certificate IV in Accounting. For additional information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in the Bachelor of Accounting. Entrance requirements and exemptions vary between course and university.

Career Pathways

Careers in accounting are international and cross-industry. Opening your own accounting practice, working for a multinational, or somewhere in between, this qualification provides the essential fundamental building block to your career in the diverse world of accounting.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

FNS50215

CRICOS Code

089913A

Campuses

PRESTON, GREENSBOROUGH

Duration

Full-time: 6 months

Modes of Delivery

Day classes only, Flexible, Classroom

Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency
Other:Full-time only for International Students.

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including classroom testing, assignments, presentations, group work, case studies. A total of six core units and five elective units must be completed successfully to attain this qualification.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course inducation or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6000
  • Tuition fees per year: $6000
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Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in the Bachelor of Accounting. Entrance requirements and exemptions vary between course and university.

Career Pathways

Careers in accounting are international and cross-industry. Opening your own accounting practice, working for a multinational, or somewhere in between, this qualification provides the essential fundamental building block to your career in the diverse world of accounting.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation 30
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports 50
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 60
FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information 60
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals 80
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts 40
FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities 70
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures 40
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information 60
FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities 80
FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law 60

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.