FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

Course CRICOS Code: 0102067

This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including tax agents, accounts payable and accounts receivable officers, payroll service providers, and employees performing a range of accounting tasks for organisations in a range of industries. Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a range of often complex problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and provide guidance to others within defined guidelines.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law, which are relevant for registration as a tax agent. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:


International Institute of Education welcomes all international students who meet our entry requirements. Typically, you are an international student who is:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in accounting
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector

Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.

The Training Package requires that students must have completed the following six units or their equivalent:

  • Completion of the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set;


  • Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent;


  • Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent.

International Institute of Education has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
  • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
  • Successful completion of an English Placement Test.

Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  You are required to provide your results so that we can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

This qualification will be delivered over 73 weeks, including 55 weeks of training and assessment spread over 5 terms of 10 weeks and 1 term of 5 weeks and 18 weeks of holidays. Holidays are 3 weeks per term.

Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles.  Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer.

This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting which includes the simulation of workplace based environment.

The course is delivered at:

Suite 201, 16-18 Wentworth Street, Parramatta, NSW 2761

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of accounting roles.

Students who complete this course may wish to further their study into the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting or a range of Advanced Diploma qualifications or higher education qualifications in accounting.

The FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting requires the successful completion of six (6) core and five (5) elective units. Electives for this qualification have been chosen by International Institute of Education to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in accounting.

Units included in this qualification are:

FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information Core
FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals Core
FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts Core
FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities (pre-requisite units are BSBFIA401 and FNSACC311) Core
FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures Core
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information Core
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships Elective
FNSINC503 Identify situations requiring complex ethical decision making Elective
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective
BSBADM502 Manage meetings Elective

Note that for international students, satisfactory course progress and attendance is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook that also includes information on the specific support that is available to international students.  Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress and attendance requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy. The student handbook can be found online at www.iie.edu.au

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, an Offer Letter and Student Agreement will be sent to you. You should carefully review the document as it will provide all necessary information about the course of study, as well as terms and conditions.  Once we receive your signed Offer Letter and Student Agreement we will issue an invoice with your first instalment showing and once this has been paid, a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued to you.

The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress and attendance requirements.

This course brochure should be read in conjunction with International Institute of Education International Student Handbook. This can be found online at www.iie.edu.au

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency.  This includes:

  • Academic and personal support.

Referral to external support services.

Students are required to attend classes for 20 hours a week and complete approximately 5 hours of homework per week. Homework will include reading and general research for assessments. Timetable information will be provided in the student’s Letter of Offer and Written Agreement. Students may commence this course at the start of any unit.

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Observations
  • Questioning (oral or written)

At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

The costs for this course are as follows:

Enrolment fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Material Fee: $500

Course fees: Total cost is AUD $15750

Non-Tuition fees: May apply and can be found in our International Student Handbook.

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Letter of offer and Written Agreement. Non-payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment. Course fees do not include laptops, computer software or textbooks, which are to be purchased at the student’s own cost and approximate costs for these are listed below.

Name of Publication Cost Publisher
Financial Accounting: An Integrated Approach 7th Edition, Ken Trotman Ebook: $74.95

Print: $154.95

Cengage Learning www.cengage.com.au
Leadership and Management: Theory and Practice 7th Edition, Kris Cole Ebook: $64.95

Print: $109.95

Cengage Learning www.cengage.com.au
Apply Economic Principles to work in the financial services industry 4th Edition Georgeson & Frost Digital edition $49

Print: $79.00

LearnNow Publications


Name of software
Office 365 $129 annually https://products.office.com/en-au/buy/office
Laptop costs
Any laptop that meets the specifications below. $450 (approximate only) Various

These textbooks, laptops and software may be purchased by students through the suppliers as listed above or any other suppliers that offer the resources noting that costs may vary at the time of purchase. Regarding the textbooks, students may choose to purchase either the ebook/digital edition or print version to suit their needs.

It is noted that Xero accounting software is provided to students as part of the material costs.

Laptop specifications

Students should also note the following minimum specifications for a laptop which students must bring to each class.


  Minimum requirements
Processor Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support*; 2 GHz or faster processor

Microsoft Windows 7 with Service pack 1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (Version 1709 or later)

Operating system Microsoft Windows 7 with Service pack 1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (Version 1709 or later)
RAM 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 3.1 GB or more of available hard-disk space for 64-bit installation; additional free space required during installation.
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended.
Graphics processor acceleration requirements OpenGL 2.0-capable system
Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.


  Minimum requirements
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system MacOS version 10.12 (Sierra), macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra), or macOS version 10.14 (Mojave).
RAM 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 4 GB or more of available hard-disk space for 64-bit installation; additiinal free space required during installation.
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended
Graphics processor acceleration requirements OpenGL 2.0-capable system
Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. International Institute of Education provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs.

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at www.iie.edu.au

For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.

The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.

If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.

For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

To enroll for this course an enrolment form must be completed. which can be emailed or posted to students or downloaded from our website. The enrolment form should be completed and then sent to us along with all of the required documentation.

For more information about our selection and enrolment processes, contact us at the details shown below.

Call our office on 0450 609 186 or email us at info@iie.edu.au