C6181 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting

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Plan: C6181 - Advanced 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: Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Qualification national code: FNS60222
Nominal hours: 850
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne, City Campus
Owning school: Business and Enterprise (525T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-vocational-education
CRICOS code: 113126B

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Purpose of the Program

The Advanced Diploma of Accounting qualification reflects the role of those individuals working in accounting (including tax agents, accounts managers and business analysts) and seeking professional recognition. It also reflects the needs of employees performing a range of accounts management tasks for organisations in a range of industries.

This program allows individuals to apply theoretical and technical skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. Those individuals have autonomy in performing complex operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad parameters.

This qualification may lead to employment in accounting job roles with duties such as:

  • implementing and maintaining accounting systems
  • maintaining internal control systems and conducting internal audit activities
  • preparing financial statements for corporate reporting entities
  • reporting on business performance
  • managing small teams
  • contributing to the development of business plans
  • preparing internal accounting reports for management
  • preparing tax returns and providing tax advice for legal entities

In addition to providing training for those students who are already working in the accounting industry, allowing them to broaden their knowledge and improve their chances of job progression, this program also provides excellent opportunities for articulation into relevant higher education studies.

Note: RMIT graduate students of this Advanced Diploma will have completed all educational requirements for registration as a Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). Full details of the TPB requirements for registration as a Tax Agent can be found at https://www.tpb.gov.au/tax-agent-registration

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Articulation and pathways

Upon successful completion of the C6181 Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60222) qualification you may gain entry into one of the accounting streams higher education degrees at RMIT.

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting qualification are guaranteed entry into BP351 Bachelor of Accounting with up to 16 units of credit (or 192 credit points). 

Further information on the advanced standing credits is located at:


More information on how to apply is available at the following :https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-services/student-connect

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Entrance requirements

Students wishing to undertake the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60222) must have completed one of the following: 
FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting or

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or equivalent, provided the listed elective unit BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets (or equivalent) has been completed by those seeking to enrol 

http://training.gov.au - FNS60222 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting

International students: 

As well as the above requirements, they must meet one of the following English Proficiency tests:  

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0) 
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 50 (with minimum of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing) 
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36) 
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 162 with no less than 154 in any component. 

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information. 

RMIT's 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 schemes is located at   https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/equity-access-schemes/types-of-equity-access/ 

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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 bookkeeping industry were informed by an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) comprised of representatives of the accounting and bookkeeping sector and RMIT educators.

This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and Australian commercial law, both of which are required as part of the academic requirements for registration as a Tax Agent. Those seeking registration as a Tax Agent with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the TPB as these requirements are reviewed regularly. Refer to https://www.tpb.gov.au/tax-agent-registration

All academic staff maintain close contact with the accounting and bookkeeping industry through various professional development activities.  Some casual/sessional academic staff maintain employment or operate their own business in this industry 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 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, 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:https://www.rmit.edu.au/library

 Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses when you log into CANVAS (Learning Management System)

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