This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional identification. The FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting provides more specialized skills for those already working in the industry, and who want to up-skill their qualifications to potentially gain a better salary or more varied job options, potentially in a Senior Accountants role.
Qualification Code and Title
FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting
CRICOS Course Code
CRICOS Course Code: 0101338
Cass Training International College
RTO Code: 90309
CRICOS Provider Code: 00956C
This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional recognition, including tax agents, accounts managers, and business analysts; and to employees performing a range of accounts management tasks for organizations in a range of industries. At this level, individuals are expected to apply theoretical and technical skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgment in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating, and evaluating the work of others within broad but generally well-defined parameters.
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 both FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set and FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set;
- OR Completion of FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting;
- OR Completion of FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.
his 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 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 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 further their job prospects in a range of accounting roles such as:
- Senior Accountant
- Tax advisers
- Client Adviser (Financial Markets)
- Credit Manager and Adviser
- Disability Insurance Adviser
- Financial Planner
- Financial Analyst
- Business Analyst
- Financial Services Adviser
- Insurance Adviser
- Risk Managers
Students who complete this course may wish to continue their studies in higher education programs in the accounting discipline.
The FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting requires the successful completion of three (3) core units and eleven (11) 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:
|FNSINC601||Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry||Core|
|FNSINC602||Interpret and use financial statistics and tools||Core|
|FNSACC624||Monitor corporate governance activities||Core|
|FNSACC601||Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities (pre-requisite FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals)||Elective|
|FNSACC614||Prepare complex corporate financial reports (pre-requisite FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities)||Elective|
|FNSFMK505||Comply with financial services legislation and industry codes of practice||Elective|
|FNSINC503||Identify situations requiring complex ethical decision making||Elective|
|FNSINC504||Apply ethical frameworks and principles to make and act upon decisions||Elective|
|BSBLDR511||Develop and use emotional intelligence||Elective|
|BSBHRM405||Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff||Elective|
|BSBSUS501||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability||Elective|
|BSBWOR501||Manage personal work priorities and professional development||Elective|
|BSBMGT617||Develop and implement a business plan||Elective|
|FNSACC408||Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry||Elective|
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 on 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 prioritize completing 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 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 28 Oct 2019)
(Price correct as at 28 Oct 2019)
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 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 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.