Course Description

In order to enrol in the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting you must have already completed the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set. By incorporating both these courses in the Accounting Skill Set Pathway Program, Open Colleges can offer you a streamlined solution to your learning goals. 

Are you new to the accounting industry? Or do you already have some experience under your belt? Whether you’re looking to launch or enhance your career, this online accounting pathway program will help you reach your goals. It covers foundational, need-to-know principles as well as more advanced skills and knowledge, preparing you for a successful career in the fast-growing financial services industry.


What you’ll learn

  • Learn the foundational knowledge needed to build a successful career in accounting.

  • Understand everything there is to know about preparing ledgers, producing reports and managing payroll.

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

  • Master using computerised accounting systems and spreadsheet software.

  • Learn how 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 FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set. This pathway program has been developed by industry experts to help you obtain both of these qualifications and give you the skills needed to launch or accelerate your career in finance.

  • Equip yourself with an expert level of accounting knowledge as well as practical, in-demand skills that will prepare you for a career in the finance industry.

  • As part of the pathway program you’ll receive 24 months of free access to Reckon One accounting software, so you can practice your skills and become an expert in online accounting.

  • 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 Officer