FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting


This qualification is intended for people who are working and/or wishing to work in the professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries. This qualification opens up a variety of accounting positions at middle management level.

Qualification Code and Title FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting
CRICOS Course Code CRICOS Course Code: 091259G
Provider Cass Training International College

RTO Code: 90309

CRICOS Provider Code: 00956C

Course Overview This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other 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 guidance to others within defined guidelines.

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Entry Requirements Cass Training International College has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and must have completed at least the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old).
Course Duration This qualification will be delivered over 42 weeks, including 33 weeks of training and assessment spread over 3 terms of 9 weeks each, 1 term of 6 weeks and 9 weeks of holidays.

Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles.  Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer.

Delivery mode and location This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting which includes the simulation of workplace based environment.

The course is delivered at:

  • Ground Floor, 48 Lime Street Sydney NSW 2000
Career Outcomes Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of entry level accounting roles across a range of industries.
Education Pathways Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting or into a range of other Advanced Diploma level qualifications.
Course Structure The FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting requires the successful completion of six (6) core units and five (5) elective units. Electives for this qualification have been chosen by Cass Training International College to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in accounting.

Units included in this qualification are:

FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information Core
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals Core
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts Core
FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities Core
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures Core
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information Core
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Elective
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Elective
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships Elective
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems Elective
FNSACC607 Evaluate business performance Elective

The following are the prerequisite unit requirements for this qualification:

Unit in this qualification Prerequisite unit
FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

FNSACC607 Evaluate business performance FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information

Cass Training International College has taken into consideration the pre-requisite units in sequencing the units.

Course progress Note that for international students, satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy. The International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook can be found online at www.ctic.com.au
Enrolment and Orientation Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer, as well as a written agreement and tax invoice for remaining fees, will be forwarded to students. Students must read through all provided information as it will provide all necessary information about the course of study.  A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued once the signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received.

The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.

This course outline should be read in conjunction with the International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook. This can be found online at www.ctic.com.au

Additional Support All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency.  This includes:

  • Academic and personal support.
  • Referral to external support services.
Training Arrangements Students are required to attend classes for 20 hours a week. Timetable information will be provided in the student’s Letter of Offer and Student agreement. Students may commence this course at the start of any unit.
Assessment Arrangements Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Observations
  • Questioning (oral or written)

At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

Course Costs: The costs for this course are as follows:

Enrolment fee: $300 (non-refundable to be paid on application)

Course fees: Total cost is AUD $9,800

Non-Tuition fees: May apply and can be found at www.ctic.com.au

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement. Course fees do not include computer software or textbooks, which are to be purchased at the student’s own cost. Non-payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

Name of Publication Approx. Price Publisher
Leadership and Management Theory and Practice, 7th Edition, Kris Cole $109.95

(Price correct as at 16 Oct 2018)

Cengage Learning www.cengage.com.au
Accounting: An Introduction to Principles and Practices, 8th Edition, Edward A. Clarke, Yvonne Wilson, Michael Wilson $129.95

(Price correct as at 16 Oct 2018)

Cengage Learning www.cengage.com.au

These textbooks may be purchased by students through Cengage Learning or any other bookshops or online providers that offer this publication.

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. Cass Training International College provides OSHC information in the International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs.

Course Credit Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook, which is available at www.ctic.com.au

For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.

The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.

If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.

For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

Selection and enrolment procedures To enrol for this course an enrolment form must be completed. which can be emailed or posted to students or downloaded from our website. The enrolment form should be completed and then sent to us along with all of the required documentation.

For more information about our selection and enrolment processes, contact us at the details shown below.

Contact Details Call our office on (02) 9297 2400  or email us at info@casstraining.com.au