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Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60210

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Course name FNS60210 Advanced Diploma of Accounting vet-fee
CRICOS Course Code 078543B
Duration 24 weeks, 20 hours per week
2014 Intakes 4 November 2013, 13 January, 17 February, 7 April, 12 May, 7 July, 11 August, 29 September, 3 November
Location North Sydney campus
Study options On-campus

Take accountancy to the next level with an Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Learn how to effectively manage accounting systems and corporate financials in a range of businesses. This one year and nine month course is designed for professionals who have work experience and past qualifications in business, accounting or bookkeeping. This course includes all the subjects from Cert IV in Accounting/Bookeeping and Diploma of Accounting as these courses are pre-requisites and part of the qualification for Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Career opportunities include accountant, finance manager and internal auditor. Special package fees applies for Dip and Adv. Dip package programs. Please check with student services at the time of application.

Both international and domestic students wishing to study accounting with AIPE will study on-campus in North Sydney. Our unique blended learning approach will be introduced for this course from 2012 onwards.

IDSubjectCodeUnit of Competence
AC601 Auditing
Audit and report on financial systems and records
Conduct internal audit
AC602 Taxation
Prepare and administer compliant tax returns for legal entities
Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance
AC603 Business Economics & Statistics
Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
AC604 Corporate Governance
Monitor corporate governance activities
Comply with financial services legislation and industry codes of practice


Please note: the table represents sample units of competence and order of delivery. While the core units will always be delivered for this qualification, the elective units are subject to change as per the Training Package guidelines and the order of delivery may vary.

The basis of our assessment strategy is to provide you with the means to demonstrate that you have the knowledge and skills to undertake real-world activities to a current industry standard. In each subject there is a similar pattern of assessment. There are specific assessment tasks such as projects, case studies and reports, there will be an interview with your tutor, and an online final exam. To pass each subject, you must successfully complete all the tasks set for you. Importantly, you will also be graded on your skills (where appropriate) such as communication, problem-solving, leadership, organizing and planning and teamwork. These skills are critical in distinguishing yourself in job interviews and in the workplace.

Australian students:
  • Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent OR previous work experience in a relevant industry
  • Diploma studies in accounting or bookkeeping or other relevant qualification.
  • Previous experience in accounting or bookkeeping.

We strongly recommend that students are currently employed or have access to a workplace for this course.

International students
  • The Higher School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent.
  • Diploma studies in accounting or bookkeeping or other relevant qualification
  • Previous experience in accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Students must be 18 years over at the time of application.
English language requirements for all students
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall band score of 5.5 or above.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) proficiency level of 525 or above.
  • Proof of successful achievement of upper-intermediate level of English in Australia.
  • Proof of successful completion of one year full-time accredited study in Australia.

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting qualification at AIPE, you will be able to progress onto study at a university with which AIPE has an articulation agreement. You must meet the admission criteria set by the university of your choice. Articulation agreements with Australian universities guarantee a number of credit points (advanced standing) towards bachelor degrees. For details on AIPE's articulation agreements click here.

Nationally Recognised Qualifications and Industry Consultation

AIPE provides a rewarding learning experience that allows students to explore their career options while developing essential academic skills. We deliberately affiliate with regulatory and industry bodies to ensure our students receive the highest quality of education in line with marketplace expectations.

All courses at AIPE are nationally recognised. Upon completion of an AIPE course, students receive a certificate that meets Australian education standards. AIPE courses are developed under the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) and are also government accredited and recognised.

We also regularly consult with relevant industry and community groups to ensure that our courses meet the needs of industry and the wider community.