FNS50215 – Diploma of Accounting

Study FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting Online in Australia

The FNS50215 is your gateway to accounting jobs in financial services and related industries. The course is delivered online and covers three key areas:

  • Accounting administration
  • Financial reporting
  • Management of accounting information

The qualification also comprises units that cover an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian commercial and taxation law. If you’re looking for Diploma of Accounting online courses, National Training can provide you with the quality education you need to excel.

About the accounting industry

Professional accountants can work in a number of general or specialised roles, and are typically required to find and implement solutions for a variety of problems which are often complex by nature. It also involves the analysis and evaluation of data from a range of sources in order to improve a business’s financial position or achieve specific goals. A good accountant usually demonstrates good planning, coordination and self-evaluation skills, and can advise both individuals and businesses either as a dedicated employee or as a consultant.

Where accounting qualifications can lead you

The FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting helps you develop skills that are valuable in the industry and provides a basis for the pursuit of further education and roles such as:

  • Financial services manager (where a varied skillset is required)
  • Bookkeeper and accountant
  • Tax agent
  • Accounting team supervisor
  • Assistant to CFO
Strong growth in the accounting industry is projected to continue into future years with a strong outlook on job openings. There is also a variety of general and specialist roles that can be pursued, making accounting a promising and highly rewarding career path.

Apply today and earn your accounting qualifications online

Fill out the online application form or read the brochure to find out more. If you would like more information on this diploma, want to discuss a payment plan or need help choosing a course that’s right for you, contact our friendly support team on 03 9674 0333 or drop us a line.

This is a nationally recognised and accredited online course delivered over the course of 12 months (self-paced) with weekly webinars included.

Module 1: Financial Reporting and Internal Controls

BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports.

FNSACC506 – Implement and maintain internal control procedures

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to review corporate governance requirements, implement operating procedures and monitor policy.

FNSACC301 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journals to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports.

FNSACC504 – Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare financial reports for a reporting entity and encompasses compiling and analysing data and meeting statutory reporting requirements.

Module 2: Budgeting and Management Reporting

FNSACC503 – Manage budgets and forecasts

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, document and manage budgets and forecasts, and encompasses forecasting estimates and monitoring budgeted outcomes.

BSBITU402 – Develop and use complex spreadsheets

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and to produce complex documents

FNSACC501 – Provide financial and business performance information

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and report on a broad range of financial and business performance information and encompasses assessing clients’ needs, analysing data and preparing advice.

FNSACC507 – Provide management accounting information

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, record and analyse operating and cost data, prepare budget reports and review costing systems integrity to calculate and record the costs of products and services. 

Module 3: Tax Agent Pre-requisities

FNSACC502 – Prepare tax documentation for individuals**

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare non-complex income tax returns for individuals in accordance with statutory requirements, and encompasses gathering and verifying data, calculating taxable income and reviewing compliance requirements.

** Must complete BSBFIA401 and FNSACC301 as prerequisites

FNSACC603- Implement tax plans and evaluate tax obligations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess taxation liabilities, optimise tax positions, establish processes and plans, evaluate tax policies and review tax compliance for legal entities.

It applies to experienced individuals who use analytical and problem-solving skills to prepare plans and strategic advice for clients.

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. This unit is designed to meet educational requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

FNSACC601 – Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify taxation requirements for complex lodgements and returns for legal entities. It involves gathering, analysing and processing taxation related data to prepare tax documentation, and to review and apply compliance requirements.

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. This unit is designed to meet educational requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Detailed Course Information
Why Study with National Training?

Industry Relevant Course Materials, purpose built to support students that have a busy lifestyle

You can download and print off the Learner Guides, no textbook purchases required

Assessments are word documents, which you complete and upload for assessors marking

No charge for resubmitting assessments

Assessments are usually marked within a few days, but you can always move onto the next unit as all units are made available day one

Telephone and email support from our accredited trainers

Industry experienced Australian based trainers, with appropriate accreditation

Online student forums

Entry & Study Requirements

Current Year 12: Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent or the Australian Senior VCAL Certificate.

Non Year 12: Completion of post-secondary studies or at least 6 months’ work experience.

Access to internet

Computer capable of running Microsoft Word, PDF reader, and web browser.

Online study at National Training

How do you complete your online studies at National Training?

  • The course is structured around learning materials (in pdf form that you can print out) and word document based assessments downloaded and submitted through our
    customised learning management system, Moodle.
  • You have access to all the learning materials from the beginning of your course, so you can work through at your own pace.
  • You will be asked to answer short answer questions, case studies, and projects depending on the learning outcomes required for each unit.
  • Once submitted, your trainer will mark the assessment within 7 days.
  • If there are issues, feedback is given, and you are free to re submit. There are no additional fees for resubmission.
  • Once this is done, you move onto the next unit.

What support do you get with your study?

You are well supported throughout your course, with an industry specialist Trainer. You can contact your trainer via phone, JoinMe, Skype or email, between Monday to Friday
9 am to 5pm as you progress throught your qualification, so you won’t feel alone. You can also contact National Training support staff when you need.


National has built its assessments to be user friendly, fully compliant and not repetitive.

Assessments include a variety of formats which will enhance your understanding:

             Case studies

             Multiple choice

             Short answer questions

             Workplace scenarios


If you do not have immediate workplace experience or policies to refer to, National provides access to its fully simulated workplace company; National Camper Trailers. Here you will find company departments, budgets, plans, policies and other documents to support your assessments.

Remember you can resubmit your assessments as many times as you like for no extra cost.

Pricing & Payments

Fee for Service $3,950.00 but specials are often available so check the Website for the latest specials.

The special price on our website is the total cost for your course, no extras for resubmission of assessments, printed materials, credit transfers, no extra surprises.

Payment Methods

• Credit Card


• Invoice to Company, you will need to provide invoicing details

• Paypal

• Monthly and weekly payment plans are available for all courses, including courses on sale.

National also has a seven (7) day cooling off period, if a student withdraws within seven (7) days of enrolment a refund of all monies paid less a $550 administration fee will apply.

Remember you can start as soon as you pay, no waiting for the semester to come around.


Duration – 12 months

As this is self paced, you are welcome to complete the course as fast as you like. However, we recommend that you complete 1-2 units per month to complete within the time limit.

Extensions are available – $400 for a 6 month extension, this is charged at the discretion of the CEO and if you have been working hard at your studies and are near completion the extension fee will be waived.

We find our students complete the course in varying time frames. It really does depend on your life situation. That is, your time, availability, background, skills and work rate.


All National Training’s courses are Government accredited.

It has National recognition under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) meaning it can be used as a pathway to a university qualification, nationwide.

National Training’s RTO Code is : 21792                 

You can review NT’s registration on training.gov


Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available, this requires the student providing evidence to the assessor that they understand all the parts (or elements) of each unit.

The RPL assessment process can include quizzes, uploading documents that you have developed, supervisor testaments that you understand each of the unit elements and verbal reviews with the assessor.

RPL may be the right choice for those who can prove they have extensive industry experience and work skills, however often we find those with the knowledge skip the learning materials and go straight to the assessments.

If you wish to use RPL, please contact National Training it is subject to assessment of your suitability by NT, refer course fees for the cost of RPL.

Career opportunities

With the Diploma of Accounting your employment options can be broadly broken up into the following three areas;

Working for Yourself; ideal for working from home or building a client base over time, starting with basic bookkeeping services, BAS returns, end of year group certificates, tax office and company returns. Build your skills in MYOB, ZERO or QuickBooks and you will have small business coming to you in no time.

Management Accounting; involves completing tasks and producing reports that inform company management about financial decisions relating to the operations of the business. The information and reporting that management accountants provide is usually forward focused, planning, investment strategies or future cash flows.

Financial Accounting; involves reporting on the company’s current financial position. Reports are provided to management, banks, financiers, shareholders or government agencies with an important snapshot of the company’s current financial status.
What job roles exist?
Depending on your level of experience, the following Accounting job roles exist:
• Registered Tax Agent
• Budget Analyst
• Financial Analyst
• Accounting Manager
• Financial Controller
• Forensic Accountant
• Management Accountant
• Financial Accountant
• Auditor
• Government Accountant
• Bookkeeper – Self employed
• Manager of financial services roles

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Payment Plan Special $2,750 Upfront Payment $2,338*
Nationally Recognised & Accredited
Course Fee
Payment Options
* EFT, PayPal, Credit Card
Payment Plan Specials
12 months $230, weekly $53
Delivery Method
Online only
12 Months Self Paced
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