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FNS60217 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting

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Mentor Education's nationally recognised FNS60217 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting course delivers individuals specialist management accounting knowledge covering disciplines including management accounting, corporate governance, statistical analysis and financial reporting.

The FNS60217 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting course caters to Individuals currently working in bookkeeping or accounting roles who are seeking a formal qualification to boost and confirm their existing knowledge and skills. This qualification is ideal for those seeking the knowledge to audit and report on financial records, provide management accounting information,prepare financial reports for corporate entities and manage budgets and forecasts#.

The FNS60217 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting course comprises of core units of competency covering disciplines including:

  • Preparation of financial reporting
  • Monitoring of corporate governance activities
  • Financial reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Implement organisational improvement programs
  • Evaluate corporate financial performance

Course Unit Credits
Up to six course unit credits may be available to students who have completed either the FNS50217 - Diploma of Accounting, FNSSS00015 - Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set or the FNS50215 - Diploma of Accounting. Download the course brochure and contact us for further information.

Career study pathway
Students considering further studies after completing the FNS50217 - Diploma of Accounting or FNS60217 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting with Mentor Education have the option of gaining a direct pathway into a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the FNS60217 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting qualification.

Mentor Education’s FNS60217 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting is a nationally recognised qualification from the Financial Services Training Package which complies with the Australian Qualifications Framework standard.

Entry requirements

For entry into this course, individuals must have completed either:

  • FNS50215 - Diploma of Accounting; OR
  • FNS50217 - Diploma of Accounting; OR
  • Both the FNSSS00014 - Accounting Principles Skill Set and the
    FNSSS00015 - Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set.
  • Microsoft Office (or freeware equivalent) installed on their computer
  • Access to a reliable high-quality internet connection
  • Adequate literacy/numeracy skills

In order for you to successfully complete this qualification, it is recommended that students have a strong grasp of computer/technical skills, MYOB installed on their computer, Microsoft Excel installed on their computer, access to a reliable high quality internet connection and literacy/numeracy skills.

***Course Unit Credits

Students may be be exempt from completing all units of this course subject to previous studies already undertaken. Up to six course unit credits may be available to students who have completed either the FNS50217 - Diploma of Accounting, FNSSS00015 - Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set or the FNS50215 - Diploma of Accounting. Download the course brochure and contact us for further information. Any credits granted will be subject to meeting Mentor Education entry requirements.

Tax Practitioners Board

This course does not in any way meet any requirements for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Who Should Enrol?

This qualification is suited to students who have prior experience in either accounting or bookkeeping roles and have a prior Diploma qualification.

Course Duration

Students will be required to undertake 14 units of study including 3 core units and 11 elective units. Course units are delivered sequentially and should be completed over a 24-month period.

Course Unit Outline

Core units

  • Monitor corporate governance activities
  • Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
  • Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

Elective units

  • Provide financial and business performance information #
  • Prepare tax documentation for individuals #
  • Manage budgets and forecasts #
  • Prepare financial reports for corporate entities #
  • Implement and maintain internal control procedures #
  • Provide management accounting information #
  • Audit and report on financial systems and records
  • Implement organisational improvement programs
  • Prepare and analyse management accounting information
  • Evaluate organisation’s financial performance
  • Develop and manage financial systems

# Common Units of Competency with Mentor’s FNS50217 - Diploma in Accounting

Download a brochure for detailed course unit information.

Course Delivery

100% online learning with access to live and pre-recorded weekly virtual classroom tutorials.


Assessments will vary amongst individual units and may include:

  • Short Answer Questions
  • Long Answer Questions
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Case Study and Scenario’s
  • Projects and Portfolio's
  • Presentations
  • Research Tasks
Activities that form part of the self-directed study and learning include:
  • Set reading (textbook/workbook)
  • Instructed research
  • Self-directed research
  • Virtual tutorials and webinars
  • Forums

Online Learning Experience


Throughout their study time with Mentor Education, each student is supported by a fully resourced student support team trained in managing the needs of todays students.

Whilst completing their qualification, students are entitled to unlimited e-mail and phone support by our experienced student support team between Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, so they are never left to feel ‘lost’ or stuck during their studies.

Learning Materials

Mentor Education has developed this qualification with student needs central to its structure.

TThe learning materials offered in this course are designed to give students exposure to what they would actually do in the workplace and includes textbooks, learner guides, study guides, PowerPoint presentations and live online classroom-based tutorials - all included in the initial enrolment fee with no more to pay.

Virtual Classroom Experience

The best thing about completing your qualification with Mentor is just how effectively and easily it makes study fit in with your current lifestyle. What’s more with the online learning management system and virtual classrooms you can interact with your cohort and study just about anywhere you can find an internet connection.

Flexibility and Delivery

In addition to the accessible and easy to understand self-directed learning materials, the course gives students additional options on how to best engage with their study commitments.

Upfront payment

Full upfront course fee payments can be made for this course, with regular special discount offers available for upfront payments.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for this course. All payment plans require an upfront payment of a percentage of the course plus regular scheduled payments. If information in relation to a payment plan is not listed with a specific course, please call 1300 306 146 during business hours and speak to an Education Adviser to find out more about payment plan options. Unless stated, payment plans are not available with Partial Scholarships or on any discounted courses.

Flexible Delivery Options: Nationwide

Mentor specialises in providing professional education and training services to you anywhere, any-time. We appreciate that learning needs differ for each individual and organisation, which is why we allow you to select the approach that works best for you.

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