C6148 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting

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Plan: C6148 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

Successful completion of this program requires you to demonstrate that you are competent in 14 units of competency as outlined in the program structure: 3 core units plus 11 elective units.

 You will be required to undertake 576 hours of supervised learning activities (including face-to-face classes, online activities, excursions and the like).  In addition to these activities it is recommended that you allow approximately 7 hours per week of  your own time for self-directed study including reading, research, preparation for classes, assessment completion etc.

Delivery and Learning

The main form of delivery will be face to face classroom sessions with some supervised self- directed learning. Learning will ensure that units are contextualised to industry applications wherever possible, and that demonstrations and practical sessions and/or workplace sessions be incorporated wherever appropriate in the delivery strategy. You will experience a variety of approaches to learning and teaching. Classes are interactive and give you many opportunities to discuss ideas and practice new skills. You will participate in learning activities such as: analysis of case studies and scenarios, group discussions and group work. In addition to developing skills and knowledge for a particular job, this program also aims to help you to develop broad work skills, known as foundation skills.

The program will include a work placement during the second semester of the program.  This experience will enable students to extend their understanding of accounting concepts and provide the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in a real work situation.  Students will also meet industry representatives who provide input to the development of work simulated scenarios used in the classroom.  These representatives from industry attend classroom assessments and provide students with direct feedback to help prepare students for the work place.

You are expected to undertake self-directed learning in addition to those activities provided in class. This self-directed learning will often be based upon research, and reading of relevant knowledge elements of the course. Where you have the opportunity to do so, you are encouraged to apply skill elements in your actual workplace.

For learning and assessment purposes some units of competency have been grouped into clusters as listed below:

Cluster Name


Organisational Performance

MKTG7947C Interpret and use financial statistics and tools (FNSINC602)
ACCT5390C Evaluate organisation's financial performance (FNSACC608)


ACCT5387C Prepare and administer compliant tax returns for legal entities (FNSACC601)
ACCT5389C Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance (FNSACC603)

Corporate Law

ACCT5386C Monitor corporate governance activities (FNSACC604)
BAFI5223C Apply legal principles in corporations and trusts Law (FNSTPB504)


Assessment tasks are designed to simulate the workplace and require you to demonstrate the practical application of your knowledge. If you have already developed competency through prior experience, you may apply for Credit Transfer/RPL before the program commences or at any time during the program. Please refer to http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

All assessment tools ensure that there are processes in place to authenticate the evidence provided. These processes include questioning and third party endorsement for RPL applicants, questioning/interviews/self-reflections for group assignments and questioning and the use of Turnitin for e-submissions. Many units have a component of group work which requires you to work collaboratively in simulated work situations. Assessment tasks will provide simulated scenarios and tasks which are equivalent to future job roles relevant to the program.

Methods of assessment of individual or clustered competencies will be dependent on individual requirements as stated in the training package. These will generally include:

Methods of assessment of individual or clustered competencies will be dependent on individual requirements as stated in the training Package. These may include:

  • verbal or written questioning
  • observations of presentations
  • other observations including demonstrations of techniques
  • assignments
  • use of case studies
  • work simulated projects
  • multimedia presentations and classroom instructions
  • group and individual exercises
  • various forms of tests

All units in the program are graded. Grading occurs after competency has been demonstrated. You are then able to submit any competency based assessment tasks, as well as any supplementary evidence of your performance. You will be provided with an assessment guide at the start of semester that includes a grading rubric for each unit/cluster in the program. Rubrics will be based upon the criteria of performance, including how effectively you demonstrate skills and knowledge and the relevant employability/ core skills.

Learner Support

In order to identify any learning support that individual learners may need to successfully complete the program, a customised online Language, Literacy (including digital) and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted for all students prior to commencement of training. The test has been mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework and is designed to highlight specific areas of assistance that may be required. Individualised learning support plans are then provided to students outlining the kind of support services that are available and how to access these. In addition, where cohorts of students are identified as having core skill gaps, teachers incorporate additional Language, Literacy and/or Numeracy learning activities into the delivery of the program.

If you require assistance with study skills you can access the Study and Learning Centre (SLC):  http://www1.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre

The Center offers practical advice on assignment writing and discipline-specific language and learning skills. It can also assist with specific skills you may need to succeed in this program, including any language, literacy or numeracy problems.

If you have a disability or long-term medical or mental health condition, adjustments to your study and assessment conditions are intended to ensure your academic performance is not affected. When you register with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) they will develop a DLU Plan for you to share with your trainers. This will include any adjustments to your study and assessment conditions that you require. More information on the services provided by DLU is available at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=yz2m3m7es9qw

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners can gain support and encouragement from the Ngara William Centre: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/ngarara

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate vocational competency.

The program has a formalised work placement in the second semester of the program.  Industry representatives also provide input into the development of work simulated scenarios used in the classroom and assessment tasks are designed to simulate a workplace environment and require the students to demonstrate the practical application of their skills and knowledge within specific organisational contexts.

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of 14 units - 3 core units and 11 elective units.

All courses may not be available each semester.


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C6148 Courses

C6148 Core Units - Select ALL Three (3) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Monitor corporate governance activities (FNSACC604)60ACCT5386CCity Campus
Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry (FNSINC601)60ECON5050CCity Campus
Interpret and use financial statistics and tools (FNSINC602)60MKTG7947CCity Campus
C6148 Elective Units - Select Eleven (11) Courses. NB: Courses 051214-FNSACC501, 051215-FNSACC502, 051218-FNSACC506, 051219-FNSACC507, 051072-BSBITU402, 051216-FNSACC503 & 052308-FNSACC606 not delivered-Credit Transfer/RPL ONLY.

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities (FNSACC601)80ACCT5387CCity Campus
Audit and report on financial systems and records (FNSACC602)40ACCT5388CCity Campus
Implement tax plans and evaluate tax obligations (FNSACC603)60ACCT5389CCity Campus
Evaluate organisation's financial performance (FNSACC608)60ACCT5390CCity Campus
Implement an insolvency program (FNSACC611)70ACCT5391CCity Campus
Prepare and analyse management accounting information (FNSACC613)60ACCT5392CCity Campus
Prepare complex corporate financial reports (FNSACC614)60ACCT5393CCity Campus
Develop and manage financial systems (FNSORG602)60ACCT5394CCity Campus
Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law (FNSTPB503)60LAW5732CCity Campus
Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law (FNSTPB504)60BAFI5223CCity Campus
Apply legal principles in property law (FNSTPB505)60LAW5733CCity Campus
Provide financial and business performance information (FNSACC501)60ACCT5378CCity Campus
Prepare tax documentation for individuals (FNSACC502)80ACCT5379CCity Campus
Implement and maintain internal control procedures (FNSACC506)40BUSM7942CCity Campus
Provide management accounting information (FNSACC507)60ACCT5382CCity Campus
Develop and use complex spreadsheets (BSBITU402)50COSC6185CCity Campus
Manage budgets and forecasts (FNSACC503)40ACCT5380CCity Campus
Conduct internal audit (FNSACC606)40ACCT5414CCity Campus

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Program transition plan

Students who have not completed C6113 Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60210) qualification by 24/03/2016 will be transitioned into the new C6148 Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60215) qualification. Individual transition plans will be developed. This could involve credit transfers, RPL or enrolling in courses in the new program, as applicable.

Students will be advised of full details in a timely manner.

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