Government Funded Courses

Nationally Accredited Qualifications

Diploma of Accounting FNS50217

Express Delivery Option Only 8 Units to Qualify

Includes BAS Agent (using Xero) & Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Sets

Qualify for Only $540 

Online Government Funded Training
  • Government Funded.
  • Nationally Recognised Qualification
  • Express Delivery Option Available 
  • 18 months to complete via Online Training 
  • Tasks, activities, quizzes, practical assignments &/or uploads  
  • Students support by phone, email, Skype, webinar, Zoom online assistance & more
  • Personal Sessions for One on One help
  • Highly practical training for the real world
  • All trainers are bookkeepers and accountants  
  • Includes The BAS Agent Skill Set - Using Xero
  • Includes The Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set

Eligibility For Government Funding

Student Eligibility - Please complete the Pre Enrolment Eligibility Questionnaire Form that you will find at the base of all government funded training website pages or Click Here Pre Enrolment Eligibility Questionnaire
 
If you have previously completed a Pre Enrolment Eligibility Questionnaire Form and have been found to be eligible to receive this funding, please complete the Online Enrolment Form by clicking here Online Enrolment Form for Government Funded Qualifications
 

Express Delivery Option Only 8 Units to Qualify

At TBST we value our students time and we know that they have extremely busy lives. Therefore we believe its very important to offer training options for the real world and this is why we provide our students with the Express Delivery Option
 
With this option our students gain Credit Transfers for 3 of the 11 units in the Diploma which literally saves months of training time.
 
The Diploma contains 11 units in total and 6 of those are core units which must be completed in all Diploma of Accounting qualifications. The remaining 5 units are elective and chosen by TBST.
 
We chose 2 elective units that provide our students with The Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (FNSSS00008), which is essential if you wish to become a Registered Tax Agent AND the 3 remaining units, which you can gain a Credit Transfer for because they must have already been completed as part of your prerequisite qualification or skill set.
 
Simply enrol into the course as usual and we handle the rest for you.
 
 

Diploma of Accounting FNS50217

There are ample opportunities for both experienced and entry-level workers in finance and accounting however, the field is constantly evolving. If you want to land a role at your top-choice company or provide the highest quality services to your current and future clients and achieve true job satisfaction and success, you’ll want to possess the most sought-after accounting skills available.
 
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.
 
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. The program reflects both existing practice and emerging trends in the finance industry, providing you with readily transferable professional skills.

 

Flexible Online Distance Learning

TBST's nationally accredited and recognised qualification courses are delivered by Online Training via Flexible Distance Learning. All course material including text books, course manuals, webinars, assessments, software and a large number of additional training supplies are provided to students on TBSTs Online Learning Management System (LMS).
 
Comprehensive learning support is provided to every student by all of the following methods:
  • Phone calls 
  • Email assistance with a response within 48 hours
  • Individual study sessions as required
  • Zoom virtual meeting room sessions 
  • Interactive remote assistance (via Skype/Zoom etc.)
  • Live & recorded webinar sessions
  • Intervention strategies and action plans for students
  • FAQ Documents available on the LMS 
 
All TBST trainers are professional bookkeepers and accountants and you will gain the most up to date skills training available. Our college specialises in professional bookkeeping and accounting and business leadership and management and all of our course content and assessments build directly on and add value to our students' work based activities.

Course Information

  • Course Guide

    The qualification is delivered by online flexible distance learning so students can study at home or work & complete their qualification at a faster rate.

    Course Information:

    • FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
    • Fully Government Funded. No repayment required ever
    • Pay only $540
    • Nationally Recognised Qualification
    • 18 months to complete. Can be completed earlier
    • Assessments may be completed via the LMS as tasks, activities, quizzes and/or uploads
    • Students support by phone, email, Skype, webinar, Zoom online connected assistance & more
    • One on One assistance is constantly available
    • Includes The BAS Agent Skill Set using Xero
    • Includes The Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set

     

    The course is classed as Part-time for one year and equates to approximately 12 – 15 hours per week reading, working through the course material and working on assessments. This timeframe will vary for every student depending on the level their of experience and understanding of the course material.

    Students can finish the course at a faster rate however this will be dependent on the factors which include external commitments, relevant skills, knowledge and experience within the area of study and motivation and dedication to course studies and their outcome.

  • Fees
    Victorian Government Funded Students are only required to contribute a small course tuition fee
     
    Diploma of Accounting FNS50217
    • Upfront Payment Options - $540 - Credit/Debit Card, Bpay, Direct Deposit
    • Direct Debit Payment Agreement - $190 by Three Monthly Payments - Credit/Debit Card
     
    The funding provider Skills First does not offer the opportunity for concession card holders to receive a reduction in the tuition fee.
     
  • Course Commencement
    Enrolment are Now Open

    Once enrolled students can commence study from the 6th of January.

     
  • Eligibility for Government Funding

    Eligibility for a Victorian Government Funded place under the Skills First Program is available if you live in Victoria, and you meet government's citizenship/residence requirements, and you meet the following criteria. 

    To meet general citizenship/residency eligibility requirements, an individual must be:
    • An Australian citizen; or 
    • A New Zealand citizen or 
    • A holder of a permanent visa 
    To meet the Victorian Training Guarantee eligibility requirements an individual must comply with the following requirements:
    • You were under 20 years of age on the 1st January - Or 
    • You are seeking entry into a qualification that is at a higher level than any qualification you currently hold - AND 
    • You can begin up to two government subsidised courses in one year and do up to two government subsidised courses at the same time - AND 
    • You can begin up to two government subsidised courses at the same qualification level (other than Foundation Skills) in your lifetime, regardless of whether you complete them. There is no lifetime limit on the number of Foundation Skills courses you can begin. 
    • We do not accept Government Funded RPL Enrolments and all RPL will be charged at out standard Fee Paying RPL fees.
    • Applications cannot hold a Diploma or higher level qualification
     

    As part of your enrolment, you will be asked a series of questions relating to the above and you may be asked to provide relevant evidence to support your responses. You will also be required to sign a declaration attesting to the accuracy of your responses.

  • Who should do this course?
    Our graduates develop into detail-oriented, efficient and organised professionals with experience in accounting systems and possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to make well thought out decisions, excellent written and verbal communication skills, highly trustworthy, discreet and ethical industry professionals.
     
    This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including;
    • Bookkeepers
    • BAS Agents
    • Tax Agents
    • Accounts Assistants
    • Accounts Payable and Receivable Officers
    • Payroll Officers
     
    Graduates will have skills in preparing, implementing and controlling financial budgets, forecasting, financial reporting, computerised accounting systems, and providing management accounting information.
     
    People who undertake this course include, but are not limited to those who have completed the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217), Certificate IV Accounting (FNS40615), Certificate IV Bookkeeping (FNS40215) and the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set.
     
  • Skills Obtained

    While there are ample opportunities for both experienced and entry-level workers in finance and accounting, the field is constantly evolving. If you want to land a role at your top-choice company and achieve job satisfaction and success, you’ll want to possess the most sought-after accounting skills.

    Accounting professionals use a mix of technical and soft skills throughout the course of the workday. Technical accounting skills are required for accurate recording of financial information and recommending courses of action to management. Technical skills include journalising financial transactions, creating financial statements and reconciling account balances.

    When studying this course you will develop advanced skills in areas such as:

    • Prepare tax documentation for individuals and business
    • Administer tax documentation for legal entities
    • Management accounting,
    • Manage internal control procedures
    • Budgeting and forecasting,
    • Performance analysis,
    • Financial reporting and leadership.
     

    The program reflects both existing practice and emerging trends in the finance industry, providing you with readily transferable professional skills.

  • Student Support

    The following learning support will be available to students: 

    • Phone calls
    • Email assistance with a response within 48 hours
    • Individual study sessions as required 
    • Zoom virtual meeting room sessions
    • Interactive remote assistance (via Skype/Zoom etc.)
    • Live & recorded webinar sessions
    • Intervention strategies and action plans for students who have breached or are at risk of breaching the course completion requirements 
    We also have a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section on the LMS. If students have any questions these will also be answered, with our Assessment email address manned from 10am until 6pm weekdays (except Public Holidays).
  • Course Materials Included

    We combine Distance and Online Learning into each of our courses, so that students have the flexibility to choose the options that best suit their current situations.

    All course material is provided to our students online via our Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS provides students with a more streamlined method of working through the qualifications by allowing them to login and access all current course files from one central location at a time and place of their choosing.

    The LMS has been designed to enable students to work through course units in sequential order, according to unit difficulty, concepts and prerequisites, as per their individual Training Plan. Students will always have access to the most up-to-date course content for all qualifications, as any updates will be distributed to all students immediately via the LMS.

    Online delivery includes the following:

    • Student support resources e.g. LMS guides, handbooks, video guides
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)/Glossaries
    • Course resources, including but not limited to:
    • Manuals (soft copy/online - option to print)
    • Course handouts & guides
    • Webinars & short videos (pre-recorded & live)
    • Exercise files & practice tests
    • Unit presentations
    • Quizzes
    • Interactive media
    • Assessment resources & tasks
    • Checkpoints for cumulative assessment
    • Open Classroom & remote support bookings
    • Surveys
    • Weblinks
    • Access to Training Plan
    • Access to Completed Assessment files

     

  • Employment Pathways
    Jobs in this field involve skills in preparing, implementing and controlling financial budgets, forecasting, financial reporting, computerised accounting systems, and providing management accounting information.
     
    The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in Financial Services and industries requiring Accounting support functions:
     
    • Preparation of taxation documentation
    • Provision of financial, business and management accounting information
    • Preparation of financial reports
    • Internal control procedures
    • Managing budgets and forecasts
    • Accounting manager
    • Financial controller
    • Registered tax agent
    • Budget analyst
    • Financial analyst
    • Financial accountant
    • Management accountant
    • Forensic accountant
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Government accountant
     
    Opening your own accounting practice, working for a multinational, or somewhere in between, this qualification provides the essential fundamental building block to your career in the diverse world of accounting. 
     
  • Course Duration

    Students have 18 months in which to complete their assessments for the course.

    Part-time for one year equates to approximately 12 – 15 hours per week reading, working through the course material and working on assessments. This timeframe will vary for every student depending on level their of experience and understanding of the course material.

    Students can finish the course at a faster rate however this will be dependent on the factors which include external commitments, relevant skills, knowledge and experience within the area of study and motivation and dedication to course studies and their outcome.

    Due to this flexibility there is a lower drop out rate thus saving students time and money vested in their desired outcomes. In addition, flexible adult learning encourages students to continue the course at their own pace without restrictions as to when and how you complete the course.

    Therefore, students are able to continue their life roles and incorporate their study into time slots that suit their lifestyles. This also allows those that are working either as an employee or subcontractor to continue to earn money or charge for billable hours, which further serve to reduce the ʻrealʼ course costs.

  • Assessment
    Our assessments Do Not require students to attend classroom examinations. Assessments may be completed via the LMS as tasks, activities, quizzes and/or uploads.
    Students may also need to submit cumulative assessment tasks via email checkpoints and compete virtual role-plays/workplace scenarios.
    Additional assessment styles may include;
    • Multiple choice questions
    • Case studies and Short Answer questions
    • Calculation questions
    • Accounting Software simulation questions
    • Workplace scenarios
    • Observation
    • Projects
    • Role Play
     
  • Prerequisites

    Before commencing the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting you are required to have completed one of the following qualifications or skills sets:

    • FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting (or equivalent)
    • FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (or equivalent) or 
    • FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (or equivalent)
    • Completion of the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set
     
    If you hold one of the required qualifications, you will need to provide us with a copy of your certificate.
    You will also need to provide us a transcript, record of results or statement of attainment showing the units you have completed. All enrolments must have completed each of the units below.

    The FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set includes the following units:
    • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
    • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
    • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
    • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports              
     

    You will also be required to have the following:

    • Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) Skills
    • Computer and Printer access (either PC or Apple Mac)
    • Intermediate to Advanced Computer Literacy
    • Internet access
    • Cloud Drive access
    • Email Account

     

  • Units of Study

    TBST have sequenced the units of the Qualification in an order that builds the students skills and knowledge in a cumulative manner. 

    Financial Performance
    • FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
    • FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
    Budgets and Management
    • FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
    • FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information
    Financial Reporting
    • FNSORG506 Prepare financial forecasts and projections
    • FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
    Taxation (FNSSS00008) - The Law for Tax Agents Skill Set
    • FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
    • FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities 
     
    You will receive Credit Transfers for the following three units as they are contained within the prerequisite qualification or skill set.
    Industry Skills & Knowledge
    • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
    BAS (FNSSS00004) - BAS Agent Registration Skill Set - Using Xero
    • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity tasks
    • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems 
     
  • Unit Description

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Nationally Recognised Training

TBST is Registered Training Organisation #22341 & delivers and issues nationally recognised training qualifications.

At TBST we train our student to meet & exceed the standard of skills essential to become a true industry specialist & achieve whatever goals they seek. At TBST we train our students to be professionals.

Course Enrolments Include

BAS Agent Skill Set

We provide students with the qualification skill set required under the BAS Services Provider legislation

Flexible Distance Learning

Our flixible online distance learning training helps our students to manage the demands of work, family & study

Trained by Industry Professionals

Our students have dedicated professional trainers who are also working professional bookkeepers or accountants

MYOB Training for All Students

All training courses include full MYOB Training from basics to advanced including MYOB software