This qualification is intended for people who are working and/or wishing to work in professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries. This qualification opens up a variety of accounting positions at the middle management level.
Qualification Code and Title
FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
CRICOS Course Code
CRICOS Course Code: 0101337
Cass Training International College
RTO Code: 90309
CRICOS Provider Code: 00956C
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 organizations in a range of industries. Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a range of often complex problems and analyze 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.
Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.
This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law, which are relevant for registration as a tax agent. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.
The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:
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).
The Training Package also includes the following entry requirements that students must also satisfy:
• Completion of the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set
• Completion of FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping or equivalent; or its superseded versions (FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting) or their equivalent.
This qualification will be delivered over 78 weeks, including 54 weeks of training and assessment spread over 6 terms of 9 weeks each and 24 weeks of holidays.
Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater to 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 in a classroom-based setting which includes the simulation of a workplace-based environment and through structured online study.
The course is delivered at:
- Ground Floor, 48 Lime Street Sydney NSW 2000
Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of entry level accounting roles such as:
- Assistant Accountant
- Banking Services Manager
- Client Manager (Financial Markets)
- Credit Manager
- Disability Insurance Manager
- Financial Planner
- Financial Services Manager
- General Insurance Supervisor
- Insurance Broking Team Leader
- Life Insurance Team Leader
- Risk Management Coordinator
- Superannuation Adviser and Manager
- Workplace Insurance Claims Manager
Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting or into a range of other Advanced Diploma level qualifications.
The FNS50217 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:
|FNSACC511||Provide financial and business performance information||Core|
|FNSACC512||Prepare tax documentation for individuals||Core|
|FNSACC513||Manage budgets and forecasts||Core|
|FNSACC514||Prepare financial reports for corporate entities*||Core|
|FNSACC516||Implement and maintain internal control procedures||Core|
|FNSACC517||Provide management accounting information||Core|
|BSBLDR402||Lead effective workplace relationships||Elective|
|FNSACC505||Establish and maintain accounting information systems||Elective|
|FNSACC607||Evaluate business performance*||Elective|
|BSBHRM405||Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff||Elective|
|BSBLED401||Develop teams and individuals||Elective|
*Note the following prerequisite unit requirements.
Unit in this qualification
FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
• BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
• FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
Unit in this qualification
FNSACC607 Evaluate business performance
• FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
CASS Training International College has taken into consideration the pre-requisite units in sequencing the units.
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.
When a student does not meet the course requirements for two consecutive terms they may be reported to Doha via PRISMS as required under section 19 of the ESOS Act 2000 and this may result in their visa being canceled.
Enrolment and Orientation
Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer, as well as a written agreement including payment schedule, 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) 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 which can be found here: http://ctic.com.au/download-center/
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.
Students are required to attend classes for 3 days a week (14 hours) as well as complete structured online study outside the classroom for 6 hours which will be monitored. Timetable information will be provided at the orientation. Students may commence this course at any available intake.
Assessment will occur through a variety of methods, including projects incorporating role-plays, case studies and short answer questions. Assessment conditions will ensure a simulated workplace environment.
- Reflect real life work tasks.
- Are required to be performed within industry standard timeframes as specified by assessors in relation to each task.
- Are assessed using assessment criteria that relate to the quality of work expected by the industry.
- Are performed to industry safety requirements as relevant.
- Utilise authentic workplace documentation.
- Require students to work with others as part of a team.
- Require students to plan and prioritise competing work tasks.
- Involve the use of standard, workplace equipment such as computers and software.
- Ensure that students are required to consider workplace constraints such as time and budgets.
At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.
The costs for this course are as follows:
Enrolment fee: $300 (non-refundable to be paid on application)
Course fees: Total cost is AUD $16,200
Non-Tuition fees: May apply and can be found in the Pre-Enrolment Information Handbook
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 the cancellation of enrolment.
|Name of Publication||Approx. Price||Publisher|
|Leadership and Management Theory and Practice, 7th Edition, Kris Cole
Accounting: An Introduction to Principles and Practices, 9th Edition, Edward A. Clarke, Yvonne Wilson, Michael Wilson
(Price correct as at 22 Feb 2022)
(Price correct as at 9 Mar 2022)
|Cengage Learning www.cengage.com.au
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 (OSHC) 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.
Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning).
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 the 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.
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 process, please read the Pre-Enrolment Information Handbook.