12 months part time
If you have a head for numbers and your eye on the financial industry, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Accounting FNS50217 will prepare you for employment in the industry within six months, as a qualified assistant accountant. Support clients with regular financial monitoring and analysis, preparation of documents, reports and accounts advice. With only 67% of vacancies for accountants filled in the past year, your skills will always be in demand.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s accounting students benefit from instructors and exercises that have been integrated from the industry. Your teachers have real-world experience as tax agents, BAS agents and CPAs, and guest lecturers from peak industry accounting bodies will share their knowledge and their networks. This course also provides an alternate pathway to the Bachelor of Accounting for students who have not completed secondary schooling in Australia.
Qualifications in accounting can be taken around the world. This course completes some of the education units required by the Tax Practitioners Board for registration as a tax agent, and successful completion of this diploma entitles you to join the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). With this qualification you might find work as an assistant accountant, office manager, financial services assistant, or tax assistant at a multinational, boutique or government accounting service. Alternatively, Melbourne Polytechnic Diploma of Accounting students can pursue further study to advance their career in finance.
Students will be required to attend face-to-face delivery, for supervised assessments for the TAX units to meet the Tax Practitioners Board requirements.
Classes are conducted on campus as face-to-face delivery.
Assessments are managed with Moodle, the online Learning Management System.
Blended delivery: Classes are delivered though 80% remotely through Zoom and via Moodle & 20% face to face delivery.
Semester 1: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm.
Semester 2: Monday*, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6- 9pm. * Monday classes start from 5:30- 9pm.
Assessment consists of engagement via email, phone, Zoom, Moodle activities including collaborative tasks and individual project work, Moodle forums and direct feedback via Moodle.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBTEC402||Design and produce complex spreadsheets||Core||50|
|FNSACC511||Provide financial and business performance information||Core||60|
|FNSACC512||Prepare tax documentation for individuals||Core||80|
|FNSACC513||Manage budgets and forecasts||Core||40|
|FNSACC514||PREPARE FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR CORPORATE ENTITIES||Core||70|
|FNSACC516||Implement and maintain internal control procedures||Core||40|
|FNSACC517||Provide management accounting information||Core||60|
|FNSACC601||Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities||Elective||80|
|FNSINC503||Identify situations requiring complex ethical decision making||Elective||40|
|FNSTPB504||Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law||Elective||60|
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|Free TAFE||Job Trainer||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 9269 8400 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.
Who is eligible for JobTrainer?
To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
You will be required to purchase textbooks. This is not covered under your materials fees. The approximate costs for books is an average of $450. 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.
You must have access to a computer or laptop with a camera, headset and internet connection.
Students can apply for this course if they completed a previous qualification in Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615), Certificate IV in Bookkeeping FNS40215*, Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217), or have completed the following seven (7) pre-requisite units:
Certificate IV in Bookkeeping graduates must have completed unit FNSACC311 Process Financial Transactions and extract interim reports
The preferred pathway for entry to this qualification is the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217. For additional information, we encourage you to attend one of our Information Sessions.
You must bring a copy of your statement of attainment, to be approved by Lead teacher or Program leadAcademic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400