Course details

CRICOS course code: 099233J

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


In the Diploma of Accounting students learn to prepare corporate reports, manage budgets, prepare tax documentation, apply solutions to a range of often complex problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. After successfully completing this course, students may wish to continue their studies with the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217) or pathway to higher education.

Career opportunities

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions, including reporting on business performance, preparing financial reports and statements, maintaining internal control systems, preparing tax returns and providing management accounting information.

Aims and objectives

This qualification builds on fundamental accounting knowledge to enable students to pursue a career in an accounting support role or continue their studies to a higher level. Students gain knowledge in internal control procedures, providing management accounting information, preparing tax documentation, corporate reporting and budget forecasting.


Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second.

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
10,270 Per Year
Read more10,270 for the entire course
27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
6 months
Read more6 Month/s (Combined duration of this approved course sequence is 1 year.)

Full time
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping prior to commencement of the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 4 Upper Intermediate level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%

minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0

TOEFL iBT (internet-based) 50 (no less than 5 in reading, 5 in listening, 14 in speaking, 15 in writing)

Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 42 (no communicative skills less than 36)

any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.


Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
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