Diploma of Accounting

If your goal is a career as a professional accountant, this diploma provides learning for the solid foundation you require.

As well as exploring accrual accounting, you'll master complex tax returns, business performance evaluation and advanced business functions such as forecasting and compliance. In short, you gain the practical competency required to become an accounting in a company or your own business.

The Diploma fulfils all of the educational requirements for becoming a BAS agent under the Tax ractitioners Board. Learning is online and self-paced for convenience with all coures materials supplied.

Skills you will gain:

  • Prepare legally compliant tax returns for individuals
  • Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • Establish and maintain accounting information systems
  • Provide management accounting information
  • Evaluate business performance
  • Prepare financial forecast and projection
National Code
Delivery Mode
Online, Face-to-face (classroom/workplace)
Study Mode
Full Time, Part Time, Self-Paced
Qualification Issued
FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting
Central College Corporate, RTO: 91282
Maximum Delivery
650 hours over 2 years (including workplace and online study hours)
Study Level


*Price is based on a single individual, can be negotiated depending on group numbers

Award Requirements

For this qualification there are a total of 11 units consiting of:

  • 6 core units, plus
  • 5 elective units

This qualification will be issued once you have successfully completed each unit and have been deemed competent.

Provide financial and business performance information
Prepare tax documentation for individuals
Manage budgets and forecasts
Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
Implement and maintain internal control procedures
Provide management accounting information
Evaluate bsuiness performance
Process financial transactions and exteract interim reports
Prepare financial reports
Establish and maintain accounting information systems
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system


 There are no entry requirements for this course; however, it is recommended that students:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • have proficient computer skills with internet access
  • pass the LL&N assessment developed by AIWL for this course

*Students who fail to pass the LL&N assessment may still be enrolled to a course provided that enrolment has been endorsed by the trainer and corresponding additional support strategies have been put in place.

Assessment Overview

Assessments may consist of a combination of short and long questions, online quizzes (if enrolled online), written projects, work experience, and practical demonstrations. Students receive a Learning guide and a set of Assessment activities for each unit of competency.

Resources Provided by Student

Each student who is deciding to enrol into an online course through The Australian Institute of Workplace Learning is required to have access to a computer/tablet that work can be completed on as well as internet access.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Australian Institute of Workplace Learning is committed to the concept of lifelong learning, i.e. the ability of a person to be able to continually build on their own knowledge through formal and workplace learning throughout their lifetime. The Australian Institute of Workplace Learning is pleased to be able to offer a service whereby we can have professional staff determine existing formally (and sometimes informally) learned knowledge in a particular area.

This process is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Once your existing learning has been determined you are on your way to increasing your knowledge without having to re-learn what you already know.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of learning achieved through formal education and training. Under the Australian VET Framework, qualifications and statements of attainment issued by any RTO are to be accepted and recognised by all other RTOs such as The Australian Institute of Workplace Learning. Credit Transfer allows a student to be awarded a unit of competency based on successful completion of the unit which has been previously awarded.

Support Services (including LL&N & Reasonable Adjustment)

Please see The Australian Institute of Workplace Learning Additional Support Policy for more information on educational and support services available for you.