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Diploma of Accounting
Diploma of Accounting

Diploma of Accounting

  • ID:CI610019
  • Level:1-Year Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

Australian Year 12 (VCE or equivalent) or international equivalent qualification, Completion of either FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting (or equivalent) OR FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (or equivalent). Alternatively completion of the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set.

English requirement

IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.

Course Information

When studying this course you will develop advanced skills in areas such as income tax, management accounting, budgeting and forecasting, performance analysis, financial reporting and leadership. Once you complete this Chisholm course, you’ll qualify to be accredited by the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Build on your existing accounting skills and maximise your employment opportunities in this field

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The program reflects both existing practice and emerging trends in the finance industry, providing you with readily transferable professional skills. Experienced teachers, who are experts in the field, will guide you through the program, which involves a combination of theory and practical study and simulated work situations. Assessment is progressive throughout the program. This nationally recognised qualification may lead to employment in roles such as assistant accountant, bookkeeper or BAS agent in a broad range of organisations. Once complete, this qualification will provide a guaranteed pathway into Chisholm’s Bachelor of Accounting (La Trobe Partnership). And you’ll be able to gain credit for your studies, which means you’ll complete your degree sooner.

Chisholm TAFE is the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education in Melbourne's south east. With state-of-the-art facilities, professional training and support, you'll enjoy studying at Chisholm. So why wait? Enquire now.

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Study units

Unit Description

  • Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law

  • Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law

  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets

  • Establish and maintain accounting information systems

  • Implement and maintain internal control procedures

  • Facilitate customer awareness of the Australian financial system and markets

  • Manage budgets and forecasts

  • Prepare financial forecasts and projections

  • Provide management accounting information

  • Prepare financial reports

  • Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

  • Prepare tax documentation for individuals

  • Show leadership in the workplace

  • Provide financial and business performance information

  • Provide leadership across the organisation

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Pathway Courses

We have direct pathway agreements to the following La Trobe University degrees:

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping -> Diploma of Accounting -> Bachelor of Accounting

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • assistant accountant

  • financial controller

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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