C5374 - Diploma of Accounting

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Plan: C5374 - 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: FNS50215
Nominal hours: 600
Career: TAFE
Duration: One year full time study
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
CRICOS code: 089525B

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Purpose of the Program

The Diploma of Accounting is designed for people seeking work in all fields of industry and commerce like financial institutions, retail stores and other businesses.

The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles with duties such as:

  • setting up and operating a computerised accounting system (MYOB)
  • maintaining internal control systems
  • preparing financial reports for corporate and non-corporate entities
  • preparing tax returns for individuals
  • reporting on business performance
  • carrying out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
  • establishing and maintaining a payroll system
  • developing business plans and preparing budgets and accounting reports for management.

The program can also provide training if students are already working in the accounting industry but have limited experience, allowing them to broaden their knowledge and career prospects and to improve their chances to further studies to advanced diploma or degree level if desired.

In addition to specialised skills, the program will also develop the core skills that you need to succeed in the workforce. In this program, you will specifically be given a range of opportunities to communicate, connect and work with students from a range of backgrounds.

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Articulation and pathways

Upon successful completion of the C5374 Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215) you may be eligible to undertake further studies in C6148 Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60215) program at RMIT University.

More information on how to apply is available at the following : https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/visit-us/info-corner/

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Entrance requirements

Minimum Academic requirement

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent
  • Completion of Post-Secondary studies (including Certificate III)
  • Successful completion of the Australian Senior VCAL Certificate

Alternate Entry - work experience requirement

  • At least 6 months work experience

RMIT equity access schemes can support you to access and succeed in education. Equity access schemes allow additional consideration in the selection process. However, an equity access application cannot bypass the minimum entry requirements.  More on equity access is located at https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/equity-access-schemes/types-of-equity-access/

International students

International students are subject to meeting University English Language Requirements:

More information on entry requirements and how to apply is located at:

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External accreditation and industry links

The development of the program structure and the choice of elective units appropriate to the Accounting and Business sector were informed by a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) comprised of representatives of the Accounting industry and RMIT educators.

Academic staff maintain close contact with industry though various professional development activities.  Sessional staff generally maintain employment or operate their own business in a relevant sector.

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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 a laptop/mobile device, 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 University 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 our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University 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 University

RMIT University 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, mathematics 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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