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FNS60222 Advanced Diploma of Accounting

National ID: FNS60222 State ID: BHW9
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Want the formula for starting a winning career in Accounting?

This high level qualification will help you to become a Registered Tax Agent and give you the specialised skillset you need to be an Assistant Accountant. You'll also be job ready to work in roles such as Accounts Manager, Business Analyst or Payroll Manager.

Be guided by our expert team of lecturers who are industry professionals as you learn in-demand skills such as corporate governance, tax law, financial reporting, analysis, providing financial advice and supporting clients with regular monitoring.

The units in this course meet the educational eligibility requirements for the following two skills sets with the Tax Practitioners Board:

  • FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax documentation)
  • FNSSS00009 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax Plans)

Students seeking Tax Agent Registration should gain advice from the Tax Practitioners Board via in a new tab)

Satisfactory completion of the course entitles you to join the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), one of the three peak accounting bodies representing accountants in Australia.

This course is only available part time with selected units timetabled for delivery in each semester. The full qualification is able to be completed over two semesters.

As an indication for Semester 2 2023, the four units listed below are available for enrolment. Each unit runs for 20 weeks and is a half day on the days listed.

Unit code Unit name Classes
FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities Wednesday afternoons



Implement tax plans and evaluate tax obligations Wednesday afternoons
FNSACC614 Prepare complex corporate financial reports Thursday mornings
FNSACC613 Prepare and analyse management accounting information Thursday afternoons

Please note timetables are subject to change. Should you apply and be successful in receiving an offer, when you enrol you will have an opportunity to choose the units for your part time study in your first semester.

To find out more about how our unit timetables can be used to suit your work and lifestyle, please use the Get Help form at the end of the page to start a discussion with the training area.



  • corporate governance

  • tax law

  • financial reporting and analysis

  • provide financial advice

  • support clients with regular monitoring

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • good problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • ability to work well with others and good communication skills
  • confident working with numbers and financial concepts
  • methodical
VET Student Loans (VSL)

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III


Prior to enrolment into this qualification, you will be required to provide evidence of completion of the following qualifications (or equivalent):

FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting; or its superseded version FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or equivalent, provided the listed elective unit BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets (or equivalent) has been completed by those seeking to enrol.

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 1.5 - 2 days per week when studied part time across two semesters.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10-15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement for this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, exercise book, file and a USB storage device).

Your lecturers will advise you at orientation of any additional resource requirements such as textbooks and software applications, as well as providing information on how to access or purchase student copies/licences. 

Dress requirements - smart casual dress at all times.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Become a specialist in your field with university study

The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. SM TAFE recommends students discuss credit points with the university or college of their choice at the time of graduation.

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Semester 2, 2023

Rockingham - Part time - On Campus

When Semester 2, 2023
Where Rockingham
How On Campus

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