C5260 - Diploma of Accounting

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Plan: C5260 - Diploma of Accounting
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Accounting
Qualification national code: FNS50210
Nominal hours: 510
Career: TAFE
Duration: 6 months full-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
Partnered offering / Corporate client: -
CRICOS code: 076423D

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Purpose of the Program

The objective of the Diploma of Accounting is to develop your skills and understanding of core business practices in the financial services industry and to prepare you for accreditation by the National Tax Practitioners Board. You will develop your knowledge of preparing, implementing and controlling financial budgets, forecasts, reports and procedures. In addition, you will learn about preparing income tax returns, setting up computerised accounting systems, and providing management accounting information.

 This qualification is designed to reflect the role of employees working in accounting who perform duties such as:

  • introducing and maintaining accounting systems

  • maintaining internal control systems

  • preparing financial statements for a reporting entity

  • preparing tax returns

  • reporting on business performance

  • managing small teams

  • developing business plans

  • preparing management accounting reports


The program can also provide training if you are already working in the accounting industry, allowing you to broaden your knowledge and career prospects and to improve your chances to further your studies to advanced diploma or degree level if desired.

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Articulation and pathways

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Accounting you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

Further information about pathways: http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs/pathway

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Entrance requirements

The entry requirement for this qualification is completion of the units which comprise the core from the Certificate IV in Accounting in the Financial Services Training Package FNS10.


Completion of the units which comprise the core from the Certificate IV in Accounting in the Financial Services Training Package FNS10.

The entry requirement can be met by evidence of equivalent competency to either of the above through recognition of prior learning (RPL) and/or Credit Transfers.

Equity admissions schemes

RMIT understands that people’s backgrounds and circumstances can affect their access to education and training. RMIT’s equity admissions schemes allow applicants to explain the circumstances that have adversely affected their education, and demonstrate their capacity for future academic success.

Further information is available at equity admissions schemes: http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply

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External accreditation and industry links

Students and graduates are eligible for student and associate membership of the Institute of Public Accountants. 

Students and graduates are eligible for student and affiliate membership of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. http://www.icb.org.au/

Students and graduates are eligible for student and affiliate membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians. https://aat.org.au/

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding its electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning 
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, numeracy and basic sciences if relevant 
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning 
  • career development and employment 
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters) 
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad 
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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