Course Description

In order to enrol in the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting you must have already completed the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. The Accounting and Bookkeeping Pathway Program incorporates both these qualifications, offering a streamlined solution to your learning goals.  

This pathways program has been designed to train you in the skills needed to join the financial services industry – one of the most essential industries in Australia.

If you’re looking to launch your career in accounting and bookkeeping, this is one of the best places to start.


What you’ll learn

  • Achieve a working knowledge of the accounting and bookkeeping industry and how you can build a successful career within it.

  • Learn how to establish, manage and maintain payroll systems, a core component of any small or large business.

  • Gain the skills and knowledge to prepare financial forecasts and projections whilst managing budgets.

  • Learn about the theory side of the industry by studying economic principles related to financial service functions and tasks.

  • Attain the skills needed to prepare and lodge tax documents for individuals.


Why take this pathway program?

  • To enrol in the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting you must have already completed the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. This pathway program has been developed to help you obtain both of these qualifications and give you the skills needed to launch or accelerate your career in finance.

  • This is a growing industry that contributes to a large percentage of Australia’s economy. Studying this pathway program can help prepare you for a stable and successful career in financial services.

  • There is growing demand for professionals who are skilled in web- and cloud-based accounting systems and software – topics which are covered in this pathway program.

  • This pathway program includes a number of elective subjects, so you can choose to specialise in a particular area.

  • Undertaking this pathway program means that you’ll meet the educational requirements to register as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) Agent. (Please note, other conditions apply, including a designated period of practical experience. For details on other registration requirements visit:

  • You will also be provided with 12 month student access to Sage Accounting software. Please note: You will start your free student access when you progress to 'Prepare tax documentation for individuals' as the software is required for this Module.

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget Analyst
  • Debtors Clerk
  • Financial Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Payroll Clerk