Course Description

The FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting will provide you with practical training in the many areas of the accounting discipline. This course is highly useful for employees who currently need to perform accounting duties in their day-to-day, such as introducing and maintaining accounting systems, reporting on business performance, and preparing financial statements. But it is also a great choice for those looking to launch their career in accounting as it will help you develop job-ready skills and knowledge, so you can hit the ground running.

What you'll learn

  • Build up a strong knowledge base of the fundamentals of working in financial services. This will provide a solid foundation to work from for those new to the industry, and help to expand upon existing knowledge for those with previous experience.
  • Understand how to navigate complex spreadsheet software to financial performance information.
  • You'll gain the skills and knowledge to prepare financial forecasts and projections whilst managing budgets.
  • You'll also learn how to apply economic principals to work in the financial services industry.

Why study this course?

  • Open Colleges has designed FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting in consultation with industry experts specifically to reflect current job roles in the accounting industry and give you the best chance at success.
  • Your course Trainers and Assessors are experts in their field and have a wealth of industry knowledge.
  • When you study this course, you'll be working towards a nationally recognised qualification that you can use to help find employment across Australia.
  • Through our industry connections, you'll get a free 12-month membership to the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) when you enrol. Benefits include access to IPA's online magazine, regular email updates including Jobs Board e-newsletter, and invitations to events, discussion groups and networking forums with top accounting and finance leaders.
  • Studying with OC means that you'll be supported every step of the way by our strong student support network.
  • Gain access to our world class learning platform, OpenSpace, with a range of interactive and engaging tools to help you get the best out of the course.
  • 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
  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Management Accountant