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Diploma of Accounting (Pathway) (FNS50217)

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Mentor Education’s nationally recognised Diploma of Accounting (Pathway) (FNS50217) qualification caters to candidates with skills and knowledge gained through career experience in bookkeeping and/or accounting roles. This pathway has been designed for students who may not be able to meet formal entry requirements into the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217), with no academic prerequisite qualifications required to undertake this course.

This intermediate course introduces students to a broad of accounting and bookkeeping topics, including:

  • The preparation of tax documents for individuals
  • Management of budgeting and forecasting
  • Provision of management accounting information
  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

This pathway course includes units of competency from Mentor Education’s Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) qualification and Accounting Principles Skill set (FNSSS00014).

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

Overview

Mentor Education’s nationally recognised Diploma of Accounting (Pathway) (FNS50217) course is provides suitable prospective students the opportunity to undertake a Diploma level accounting qualification. Prospective candidates who undertake this course usually have skills and knowledge acquired in prior or current roles, but don’t hold formal qualifications required to meet entry requirements into the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217).

Who Should Enrol?

Mentor Education's Diploma of Accounting (Pathway) (FNS50217) is suitable for candidates currently working in bookkeeping and accounting roles who are seeking a formal qualification to enhance and confirm their existing knowledge and skills.

Course Entry Requirements

This is an open entry course with no pre-requisite qualifications. In order for you to successfully complete this course, it is recommended that you have strong literacy and numeracy skills and have some practical bookkeeping and accounting experience either gained on the job or through previous studies.

Students may wish to undertake the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS50217) qualification prior to completing this course if they have limited formal on the job career experience in accounting or bookkeeping.

This pathway course includes units of competency from Mentor Education’s Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) qualification and Accounting Principles Skill set (FNSSS00014).

In order for you to successfully complete this qualification, it is also 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.

Versions of MYOB are available for both Windows-based computers and Mac-based computers, however - it is recommended that students have access to a Windows-based computer and Microsoft Excel, making it easier to follow the Windows-based examples and instructions.

Course Outline

The total duration for the course is 12 months.

The course has been structured so that delivery will complement the training with step by step required skills and knowledge, providing the learner with an efficient delivery model from start to finish, ensuring each individual’s needs will be met with their specialisation award.

Core units

  • Provide financial and business performance information
  • Prepare tax documentation for individuals1
  • Manage budgets and forecasts
  • Prepare financial reports for corporate entities*
  • Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • Provide management accounting information

Elective Units

  • Prepare financial reports
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities**1
  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
  • Establish and maintain payroll systems
  • Lead effective workplace relationships

1 Unit included in the Tax Practitioners Board approved course in Australian taxation law: FNSSS00008 Taxation Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax documentation).
*Prerequisite units of competency - BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports & FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

** Prerequisite unit of competency - FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals

The following elective units included in the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) course are not included in the Diploma of Accounting (Pathway) (FNS50217) qualification.

  • Comply with financial services legislation and industry codes of practice
  • Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
  • Apply legal principles in consumer and contract law
  • Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law
  • Apply legal principles in property law

Students who wish to undertake units not included in this course should consider enrolment into the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) qualification.

Assessment

Assessment may include:

  • Examination
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Short answer questions
  • Long Answer Questions
  • Case Study and Scenario's
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Research Tasks
  • Role Play

Examples of activities that can be allocated to students included in self-directed hours may be:

  • Set reading (textbook/workbook)
  • Instructed research
  • Self-directed research
  • Webinars
  • Forums

Association Membership

After enrolling into this program, you will be have the option to receive student membership with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and/or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and free of charge.

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers student membership
You will have the option to receive a complimentary Student Membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, valued at $120. This entitles you to the following services with the ICB:

  • specialised student newsletter keeping you up to date with changes in the industry,
  • student resources to assist you in learning more about working as a bookkeeper; and
  • network meetings with industry professionals

Institute of Public Accountants student membership
As part of your Institute of Public Accountants student membership you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Access to IPA's online Magazine Our Public Accountant Digital Hub
  • Introductions to popular IPA Discussion Groups, held all over Australia, with top speakers on a range of subjects
  • Invitations to events and networking forums with top accounting and finance leaders

Once you have completed your studies you will have a chance to upgrade your student membership to become a Graduate Associate of the IPA.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Nationally Recognised Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) qualification and the Nationally Recognised Accounting Principles Skillset (FNSSS00014) Statement of Attainment.

Mentor Education’s Diploma of Accounting (Pathway) (FNS50217) is a nationally recognised qualification from the Financial Services Training Package which complies with the Australian Qualifications Framework standard.

Changes to the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215).

The Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215) is now superseded by FNS50217 - Diploma of Accounting.

Students enrolled in the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215) have until 12 February 2020 to complete their current course if they choose not to transition to the new qualification. For those students choosing to complete the transition module they will have an additional period of 6 months to complete the qualification.

Both versions of the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215 & FNS50217) will continue to be Nationally Recognised qualifications accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and will continue to be recognised as pre-requisites for entry to the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217).

Students with older versions of the Certificate IV Bookkeeping, Certificate IV Accounting, Diploma of Accounting qualifications (FNS10 Training Package or earlier)

For those students that may have completed older versions of the qualifications (FNS10 Training Package or earlier) that that are wanting to update their Certificate IV Bookkeeping or Certificate IV Accounting for entry to the new Diploma qualification (subject to ASQA approval) we have available the following skill set:

FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set:

  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems;

The Diploma of Accounting (Pathway) (FNS50217) course also provides an alternative method for students wishing to enrol into a Diploma level accounting and bookkeeping qualification.

For those students that may have completed older versions of the qualifications (FNS10 Training Package or earlier) that that are wanting to update their Diploma of Accounting for entry to the new Advanced Diploma qualification (subject to ASQA approval) we have made available the following skill set:

FNSSS00015 Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set:

  • FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information

FLEXIBLE DELIVERY OPTIONS: NATION-WIDE

Mentor Education 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.

Mentor Education's Diploma of Accounting (Pathway|FNS50217) is a great choice for individuals who are currently in a bookkeeping, accounting or BAS agent role, and those who are looking to break into the industry. If you want to graduate at the leading edge of this field with the skills and knowledge to get ahead in the industry, then this is the course for you.


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