FNS50217-Diploma of Accounting
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FNS50217-Diploma of Accounting

CRICOS Course Code: 0100097

FNS50217-Diploma of Accounting


About this course


FNS50217-Diploma of Accounting.

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Western Sydney College

RTO Code: 45360

CRICOS Provider Code: 03690M

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 work and provide guidance to others within defined guidelines.

  • Individuals seeking to pursue higher education qualifications.
  • Individuals seeking to pursue a career in the accounting sector.
  • Individuals seeking to enter a new industry sector.

Assistant Accounts, BAS Agent, Payroll Payable or Receivable Officer, Bookkeeper, Senior Financial Clerks.

Students who complete this course may pursue higher level qualifications within and/or across the accounting and finance sector including FNS60217-Advanced Diploma of Accounting or a range of other Diploma qualifications.

The FNS50217-Diploma of Accounting requires successful completion of six (6) core units and five (5) elective units. Elective units for this qualification have been chosen by the Western Sydney College to ensure that the students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in business sectors.


Unit Code Unit Name
FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities *
FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
BSBTEC402 Design and Produce Complex Spreadsheets
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSORG506 Prepare financial forecasts and projections
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems

*Please consult with the academic team regarding prerequisite units.

62 weeks (45 weeks of study and 17 weeks holidays).
This qualification will be delivered over 62 weeks, including 5 terms of 9 weeks and 17
weeks of holidays.

This course will be delivered 13.5 hours face-to-face on campus and 6.5 hours online per week.

  • Must be at least 17  years of age or older at course commencement.
  • Students must have completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent or other relevant qualifications, and have completed FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent or Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent.
  • An overall valid academic IELTS score of at least 5.5 or equivalent unless exempted (please refer to the DOHA website for Acceptable English Evidence and Exemptions); or an English proficiency of intermediate level or above from an approved ELICOS provider; or have completed at least an Australian Certificate IV qualification within the last 2 years, or have successfully passed Western Sydney College’s English Placement Test.
  • International Students must meet the Student Visa (SC500) requirements.

All qualifications are delivered 13.5 hours face-to-face on campus and 6.5 hours online per week. Each qualification consists of different Units of Competencies (UOC) and our qualified trainers will explain UOC outlines at the beginning of the training of each UOC.

All our sessions are held in fully equipped classrooms and the simulated work environment.

Each training session is facilitated with learner resources such as PowerPoint Presentation, student learner guide, formative activities, and where applicable, supported with simulated case studies, policies and procedures, software and necessary hardware, etc.

Students can bring their laptops that must have Microsoft Office or other necessary software installed. Laptops must be fully charged and students must bring a USB flash drive.

This course may have various timetables and students are required to contact our admissions team before course commencement.

All our Units of Competencies (UOC) are assessed through a combination of assessment types. These may include practical demonstrations, role plays, writing reports, group projects, presentations and written questionnaires, etc.

All International students are required to meet satisfactory course progress to meet their student visa requirements. Please refer to the International Student Handbook which is available on our website on the specific support that WSC offers to international students.

Additional support is provided to those international students who are identified as a risk of not meeting the course progress requirements as per the intervention strategy.

Western Sydney College is committed to ensuring that students get all the support they need to complete their studies.

Western Sydney College will provide a wide range of learning support options and resources to assist students such as;

• One on one support from our trainers/assessors to assist with their studies.

• Additional classes, tutorials, and workshops

• One on one support from the Administration relating to any student concerns such includes language, literacy, and numeracy issues.

• Referral to relevant external services.

If students need any support, please contact the support team.

E: support@wsc.nsw.edu.au

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 Handbook.

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

The result of the 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 reduced course duration.

For further details please contact our admissions team.

Email: admissions@wsc.nsw.edu.au

The costs for this course are as follows:

Enrolment fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Course fees : $13,625

Materials fees: $75 per Term

Payment terms and conditions are included in the Student Handbook. Additionally, a detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement which is provided to the student for their review and agreement before acceptance into the course. The agreement also includes details of additional fees and charges, which may be applicable.

Please note Western Sydney College reserves the right to vary the tuition fees and/or other charges from time to time.

Please contact the administration for current course fees and associated charges.

Complete and submit the student application form with relevant supporting documents. Students can apply directly to Western Sydney College or through an authorized agent of Western Sydney College. Please refer to our website  www.wsc.nsw.edu.au for a detailed application process.

Western Sydney College

Sydney Campus: Level 2, 39 Dixon Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Parramatta Campus: 55 High Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Phone: +61 02 8628 7973


W: wsc.nsw.edu.au