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Course name FNS60210 Advanced Diploma of Accounting
CRICOS Course Code 078543B
Duration 24 weeks, 20 hours per week
Intakes Dates AIPE offers up to 8 on-campus intakes per year. Please contact Student Services for more information.
Study options Online, On-Campus
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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/Bookkeeping 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
  • Internal Auditor

Special package fees apply 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 Sydney. Our unique blended-learning approach will be introduced for this course from 2012 onwards.

Blended Learning for all AIPE Students

If you are considering an AIPE course, you’ll be excited to hear about a new learning mode that we’ve recently introduced. At AIPE, we believe that the incorporation of technology is instrumental in learning so we’ve developed a unique methodology where we offer a student-centred, flexible, self-paced, multi-modal approach to learning which we refer to as blended learning. In short, it’s the teaching practice that intersects traditional face-to-face classroom-based teaching and online teaching.

We’ve incorporated a blended-learning approach into the bulk of our courses. It reinforces key concepts and requires students to draw on their prior learning, acquire new knowledge and tap into their creativity to come up with new solutions to real-world problems using a range of tools. It’s a lot of fun and an increasingly popular way to learn.

Studying via a blended-learning solution means that the majority of the course is delivered through face-to-face classroom-based training and the remainder is delivered online via AIPE’s e-Learning portal.

Subject Code Unit of Competency
Auditing FNSACC602A Audit and report on financial systems and records
FNSACC606A Conduct internal audit
Taxation FNSACC601B Prepare and administer compliant tax returns for legal entities
FNSACC603A Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance
Business Economics & Statistics FNSINC602A Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
FNSINC601A Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
Corporate Governance FNSACC604A Monitor corporate governance activities
FNSFMK505A Comply with financial services legislation and industry codes of practice


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

All VET assessments at AIPE are competency based. This means that assessments are marked as Competent (C) or Not Yet Competent (NYC). A student is Competent (C) if they have answered all the questions in the assessment(s) for a subject correctly. A student is Not Yet Competent (NYC) if they have not given enough evidence of their understanding of the learning materials for a subject in their assessment(s).

A student must achieve Competent in all subjects to be deemed Competent for the Qualification.


Pre-requisites are the completion of Certificate IV in Bookkeeping / Accounting and Diploma of Accounting. AIPE prefers students to have completed year 12 in Australia or an equivalent accredited qualification (Certificate IV or above) before entering into this course.

English Language

Students must complete the AIPE VET placement test and successfully pass OR hold a valid IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.


All students must be 18 years or older at the time of application.

Online Students

Students must have access to a computer with Internet Explorer 8 or above (or the equivalent version of Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox etc).

Students must have access to a regular internet connection.

Online study applicants will also be required to undertake an Online Suitability of Course Test as part of enrolment. Applicants must be successful in this test in order to be eligible for online study with AIPE.

Computer Literacy Requirements
As your course will be delivered and/or accessible online it is a requirement of AIPE that you have both access to a computer and internet along with a basic level of computer literacy to access your course materials and content. Students who require assistance or are unsure if they meet the computer access and literacy requirements for their course are encouranged to speak to our course advisors prior to enrolment.

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting qualification at AIPE, you will be able to progress onto studying at a university with which AIPE has an articulation agreement. However, 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.

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