Course Name:

Diploma of Accounting

Study Mode:

Online/Classroom (Gold Coast)

Career pathways:

Bookkeeper, BAS Agent, Payroll Officer, Receivable Officer, Tax Accountant, Management Accountant, Cost Accountant, Financial Accountant

Diploma of Accounting

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    Diploma of Accounting Course Options

    To be eligible to enrol in the Diploma of Accounting participant should have attained any one of the following qualifications:

    • Accounting Principles Skill Set (FNSSS00014)
    • Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217)
    • Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615)
    • Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215)

    If you have completed any one of the above-mentioned qualifications, then you could be eligible for transfer of credit for some of the elective units.

    All enrolling participants will be requested to provide results/statement of attainment prior to enrolment, so we can accurately assess the transfer of credits.

    • Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set
    •  Weekly live online support sessions
    • Recorded tutorials

    Express Diploma of Accounting is designed for those participants who do not hold pre-requisite entry requirement qualification(s).

    Express Diploma of Accounting includes:

    • Pre-requisite qualification – Accounting Principles Skill Set; and
    • Core units of Diploma of Accounting including TPB approved unit/s.
    • TPB Approved BAS Agent Registration Skill Set
    • Accounting Principles Skill Set
    • Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set
    • Weekly live online support sessions
    • Recorded tutorials
    • Training included for:
      • Xero accounting software.
      • MYOB accounting software.
      • Intermediate Microsoft Excel.
    • Students have the option to complete their training using Xero accounting software only.
    • Access to Xero & MYOB accounting software (student edition) included as part of the course.

    Express Diploma of Accounting with Tax Law is designed for those participants who do not hold pre-requisite entry requirement qualification(s).

    Express Diploma of Accounting with Tax Law includes:

    • Pre-requisite qualification – Accounting Principles Skill Set;
    • Core units of Diploma of Accounting; and
    • TPB Approved Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set
    • TPB Approved BAS Agent Registration Skill Set
    • Accounting Principles Skill Set
    • Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set
    • TPB Approved Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set
    • Weekly live online support sessions
    • Recorded tutorials
    • Training included for:
      • Xero accounting software.
      • MYOB accounting software.
    • Students have the option to complete their training using Xero accounting software only.
    • Access to Xero & MYOB accounting software (student edition) included as part of the course.
    Online Learning - Self Paced

    Study at your own pace.


    Plan your own study time around a schedule that suits you.


    Get same-day support from a dedicated tutor via live online support session, student discussion forums, email and phone without waiting for days.


    Enrol anytime and commence studies at your convenience.


    Includes access to recorded lectures.


    Diploma of Accounting – Core Package: RRP $1,990

    Express Diploma of Accounting: RRP $3,200

    Express Diploma of Accounting + Tax Law: RRP $3,500

    Classroom - Gold Coast

    Study in small groups led by expert educators


    Fortnightly morning or evening classes – for 26 weeks. 10 am to 2 pm or 6 pm to 8 pm


    Hands-on classroom training with personal interaction with the trainer in addition to support via student discussion forums, emails and phone.


    Classes starting in 2020:
    Due to complications surrounding COVID-19, classroom enrolments have been put on hold until further notice.


    Diploma of Accounting – Core Package: RRP $2,600

    Express Diploma of Accounting: RRP $4,100

    Express Diploma of Accounting + Tax Law: RRP $4,500

    You are invited to like our Facebook page @Heededucation for announcements on workshops and webinars on accounting, bookkeeping and business topics conducted by industry experts. 

    Look forward to meeting you there!

    Course Overview

    If you aspire to be an accountant then this course is a perfect way to start an accounting career path as it covers many of the fundamental accounting skills, manual accounting procedures that facilitate an understanding of the computer accounting environment, as well as planning, gathering and analyzing financial information.

    This is a concise, all-round course, which will allow you to move and work in the accounting industry. This Nationally recognised qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake operational reporting, prepare management reports, perform financial calculations, prepare individual tax returns, manage budgets and forecasts and provide management accounting information.

    Our trainers are highly experienced accounting industry experts and have a genuine passion for sharing and imparting their knowledge and skills. The accounting industry is an exciting and growing industry globally with many rewarding career opportunities. Our course prepares you for the accounting industry, meets the education standards prescribed by the Tax Practitioner’s Board (TPB) and leading accounting associations in Australia. The Tax units included as part of the course are TPB approved!

    At Heed Education, we offer nationally recognised qualifications at an affordable cost in a flexible learning environment. Our mission is to impart learner with career-oriented and job-related skills that will allow them to meet the industry needs. Learners will have access to world-class technologies for accessing online learning platform. Our educator support is untiring and unlimited via a range of mediums.

    Course Features

    Qualification Code and Name
    FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
    Course Duration
    24 Months
    Delivery Method
    Online/Classroom (Gold Coast)
    Recognition
    Assessments
    Case studies, written question and answers, exam, projects, role plays, reports, third party report, observation, skill and knowledge tests.
    Awarded By
    Heed Education (RTO#45064)

    Pre-requisite units and entry requirements

    Please note that Heed Education’s Express Diploma of Accounting incorporates pre-requisite units.

    If you have completed any one of the following qualifications, then you could be eligible for transfer of credit for some of the elective units:

    – Accounting Principles Skill Set (FNSSS00014)
    – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217)
    – Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615)
    – Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215)

    All enrolling participants will be requested to provide results/statement of attainment prior to enrolment, so we can accurately assess the transfer of credits.

    Please contact us on 0422 964 333 to discuss your enrolment option.

    Before the commencement of the course, students are requested by Heed Education to complete a short Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) online test along with a Work Health and Safety Assessment.

    Students should hold one of the following:

    • Australian citizenship
    • Australian permanent residency
    • A valid visa for domestic study without study limitations

    Minimum Age

    Minimum age entry requirement is 15 years.

    Computer specification and requirement

    1. To complete an online self-paced course (distance learning environment), student will require the following resources:
    • A functional computer/laptop (Windows or Mac**) with currently supported version of Windows or Mac Operating System;
    • Computer/laptop installed Microsoft office 2010 or above;
    • In-built speaker & microphone or external headsets;
    • Internet;
    • Smart phone.
    1. To complete a classroom-based course (blended learning environment), student is required to bring (bring your own device) the following resources to the classroom as Heed Education does not provide electronic device:
    • A functional laptop (Windows or Mac**) with currently supported version of Windows or Mac Operating System;
    • Laptop installed with Microsoft office 2010 or above;
    • In-built speaker & microphone or external headsets;
    • Smart phone;
    • Any required cables or chargers;
    • Backup device (USB/External hard drive).

    **Mac users: For MYOB related units, students will need to install and use ‘Parallels’ or similar software i.e. an emulator installed to allow the Mac to run Windows programs as data files are supplied in Windows format.

    Computer/Digital skills

    A significant portion of the course is completed through online learning hence students are expected to have the following computer/digital skills:

    • File Management: create and manage computer files (Microsoft Office, PDF documents, audio, video files etc.) including how to find, download, copy, rename, recover, print, scan and organize your files;
    • Use of internet and email (including selecting and using web browsers, and using email);
    • Use of cloud storage solutions (For e.g. Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive).

    Please note Heed Education staff are not able to provide technical support regarding system setting and essential computer management and maintenance tasks.

    Textbook requirements

    Textbooks are required to be purchased from the nominated suppliers to complete a course with Heed Education. The total cost will vary depending on following factors:

    • Personalised training plans and unit allocation as some of our diploma/Cert IV units do not require a textbook purchase.
    • Choice of e-text or textbook (hard copy).

    Average cost per textbook is $35. Textbook purchase information (discount codes, supplier detail etc.) is provided at the time of enrolment.

    Students are provided access to the learning support material, assessment and any supporting documents with supplementary information via online learning platform upon enrolment.

    Core units for Diploma of Accounting

    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

    Elective units for Express Diploma of Accounting

    Unit code

    Unit name

    FNSACC311

    Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

    FNSACC312

    Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

    BSBFIA401

    Prepare financial reports

    FNSACC408

    Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

    FNSACC416

    Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

    FNSTPB401

    Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

    FNSTPB402

    Establish and maintain payroll systems

    BSBTEC402

    Design and produce complex spreadsheets

    Elective units for Express Diploma of Accounting + Tax Law

    Unit code

    Unit name

    FNSACC311

    Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

    FNSACC312

    Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

    BSBFIA401

    Prepare financial reports

    FNSACC408

    Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

    FNSACC416

    Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

    FNSTPB401

    Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

    FNSTPB402

     Establish and maintain payroll systems

    FNSACC601

    Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities

    FNSTPB503

    Apply legal principles in consumer and contract law

    Training for the following skills is included as part of the Express Diploma of Accounting with/without Tax Law:

    • Xero accounting software.
    • MYOB accounting software.

    Students also have the option to complete their training using Xero accounting software only.

    Access to Xero & MYOB accounting software (student edition) included as part of the course.

    Students can choose to pay upfront or take advantage of our payment plan option. The payment of course fees can be made to Heed Education via:

    Option 1

    Upfront payment payable via Direct Deposit (EFT) or Credit/Debit card*

    Option 2

    Payment plan with $500 deposit and the remainder paid over 48 weekly instalments payable via direct debit.

    Note: Under the payment plan option a fee of $250 is added to the course cost.

    *An additional 3% surcharge on Credit/Debit card payment is applicable for option 1.

    Under payment plan option:

    • A deposit of $500 is required at the commencement of the course.
    • A fee of $250 is added to the course cost.
    • Balance payment is made in 48 equal weekly instalments.

    Transfer of credit Information for Diploma of Accounting:

    If you have completed any one of the following qualifications, then you could be eligible for transfer of credit for some of the elective units:

    - Accounting Principles Skill Set (FNSSS00014)
    - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217)
    - Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615)
    - Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215)

    All enrolling participants will be requested to provide results/statement of attainment prior to enrolment, so we can accurately assess the transfer of credits.

    Please contact us on 0422 964 333 to discuss your enrolment option.

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