Course Description

The FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set (Release 2) has been designed to offer prospective accounting professionals a way to bolster their analytical skills online. Study your way, through our innovative learning platform, and develop accounting principles that will allow you to become a more analytical and commercial professional.

Currently, accounting is one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia – with rapid growth over the past five years and further growth to continue for the next five. As commercial businesses grow, there is a stronger demand for accounting support that can offer real, valuable insight into financial performance.

Study these accounting principles and you’ll cover everything from skills for working effectively in financial services through to preparing ledgers, managing payroll and managing BAS statements. The units of competency completed on this course are a prerequisite for those wishing to study the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting and serve as partial requirements for the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

Why study this course? 

  • As part of your training you’ll receive 24 months of free access to Reckon One accounting software, allowing you to practice your skills and become an expert in online accounting.
  • Study entirely online at your own pace, giving you the freedom to choose when and where to build skills. All assessments are based on simulated business environments, meaning you’ll learn real-world skills in an online environment.
  • This skill set is a prerequisite for any professional who wants to study a FNS50217​ Diploma of Accounting, but also stands as an excellent way to bolster current knowledge.
  • If  you wish to progress your studies further,  7 units can be credited towards the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.
  • You will also meet the educational requirements to register as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) Agent, as two units are approved by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). Other conditions apply, including a designated period of practical experience. For details on other registration requirements (including work experience, competency and propriety) visit:

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.