Business and ICT

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

Do you enjoy working with figures and being accurate? Are you interested in the finer detail? Do you have an ability to analyse information?

Further your bookkeeping career by developing your knowledge and skills in taxation, legal and economic principles for the financial services industry.

This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including tax agents, accounts payable and accounts receivable officers, payroll service providers, and employees performing a range of accounting tasks for organisations in a range of industries. Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and provide guidance to others within defined guidelines.

This qualification is ideally suited to people who are currently employed in the financial services industry or who have access to a workplace in which they can practice their skills and apply their knowledge.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Bookkeeper.
  • Account Manager.
  • Accounting Clerk.
  • Auditor.
  • Payroll Officer.
  • Tax Specialist.
  • Financial Analyst

Location, dates and times

SOUTH
Campbell Street

  • Next Intake:  3 February – November 2020
  • Duration:  Full time 36 weeks OR Part Time up to 72 weeks, Monday – Wednesday, 9am – 4pm
Campbell Street Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 1pm to 3pm
Room A4.14/15, Level 4, Theatrette, 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
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Campbell Street Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 5pm to 7.30pm
Room A4.14/15, Level 4, Theatrette, 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
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NORTH
Off Campus Delivery

  • Enrolments between  3 February 2020 to 30 September 2020
  • Duration:  Full time 36 weeks OR Part time up to 72 weeks

Information and Applications Sessions:

Launceston Campus Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 10am
Room A1.26, 10-16 Wellington Street, Launceston
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Launceston Campus Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 5.15pm
Room A1.26, 10-16 Wellington Street, Launceston
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NORTH WEST
Off Campus Delivery

  • Enrolments between  3 February 2020 to 30 September 2020
  • Duration:  Full time 36 weeks OR Part time up to 72 weeks

Information and Applications Sessions:

Devonport Campus Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 10am
20 Valley Road, Devonport
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Devonport Campus Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 2pm
20 Valley Road, Devonport
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Statewide – Off Campus Delivery

  • Enrolments between  3 February 2020 to 30 September 2020
  • Duration:  Full time 36 weeks OR Part time up to 72 weeks

Learning Options

South

  • This course will be delivered in a classroom based environment at the Campbell Street, Hobart Campus. Students may also opt to study as an off campus student through flexible delivery and individual learning support meetings with a teacher.
  • Full time students will attend classes 15 hours per week over 36 weeks. They will also need to undertake additional reading, research and project activities outside class times.
  • Part time students will negotiate their load with teachers and this will be detailed on an individual training plan. Part time students can take up to two years to complete the qualification.

Off Campus delivery – Statewide

  • This course is delivered through off campus flexible (distance) delivery, offering the opportunity to study at home or at work. Students can access individual learning support meetings with a teacher.
  • Full time off campus students will need to study at least 15 hours per week and also undertake additional reading, research, case studies, skills practice and project activities.
  • Part time students will negotiate their load with teachers and this will be detailed on an individual training plan. Part time students can take up to two years to complete the qualification
  • Off campus students will be supported by learning and assessment resources with expected completion dates provided for each unit. Off campus students will have scheduled regular monthly teacher contact time by telephone, Skype, email or face to face.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course. Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Written short answer
  • Verbal questioning
  • Complete Workplace Documents
  • Written assignments
  • Quizzes/multiple choice
  • Research projects
  • Observations on the job and/or in a simulated assessment environment
  • Case studies
  • Supervised tests

Recognition

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For fee and payment information relating to TasTAFE qualifications, please refer to  www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to have access to a computer with:

  • Microsoft Office,
  • MYOB and Tax Elite installed,
  • a personal email address and
  • an internet connection

And the following text books (available from TasTAFE Library or purchase from booksellers)

  • Richard Hughes and Godfrey Senaratne, Provide Financial and Business Performance Information, (latest edition), Learn Now Publications
  • Peter Baker, Geoff Cliff & Sonia Deaner, Income Tax Law Compliance and Planning Pack, 16th Edition, January 2019
  • Robert Rodgers, Company Accounting and Financial Statements, 6th ed, Cengage Learning, 2013
  • Neish & Banks, Management Accounting: Principles and Applications. 3rdEd (revised), McGraw Hill, 2011
  • Anne Collins and Andrew Duncan, Accounting Principles, 13th edition, Prepare Financial Reports, National Core Accounting Publications, January 2018
  • National Institute of Accountants, Budgeting: A Practical Approach 2nd Ed., Pearson Education
  • Interpret and use financial statistics and tools (class resources provided by teacher) Peter Martin, Statistics for Business, 4th Edition, Tertiary Press, 2001
  • Mathew Fawcett & Lee Homewood, Internal Control Procedures, 6th Edition, Learn Now Publications, January 2019
  • Costa Georgeson & Robin Frost, Apply Economic Principles to Work in the Financial Services Industry, 4th Edition , Learn Now Publications , January 2019
  • Ainslie Baird, Costa Avgoustinous & Penelope McCann, Make Decisions in a Legal Context, 4th Edition, January 2019

 Essentials Requirements

To enrol in this course you must have completed study in

  • FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set;
    OR
  • Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent:
    OR
  • Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent.

Licensing and Other Requirements

The units FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals and FNSACC601 Prepare & administer tax documentation for legal entities count towards the requirements to apply for a Tax Agent Licence.

FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements counts towards the requirements to apply for a BAS agent registration.

These units are not the only requirements for licencing and registration. Persons seeking registration with the Tax Practitioners Board should check current registration requirements with the Board as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • Analytical ability and attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with clients
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to use computer technology and software
  • Self motivation and time management skills
  • Ability to reflect on your work

Suitability

Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/current/student-support/

Outcome

Students who successfully complete all requirements of the course will receive the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.
Students who partially complete the course will receive a Statement of Attainment for all units successfully completed.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve an FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting, 11 units must be successfully completed. These include six core units and five elective units. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.

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