The ‘Diploma of accounting’ is a high level accounting course designed to provide in-depth and detailed knowledge about the accounting and finance sector. Through this course the students will not only learn about the solutions to the complex problems of this field, rather will also be able to apply for professional accounting jobs. They will learn to evaluate and analyze information through various sources, initiating and executing plans, asses their own work along with guiding and supervising others. Furthermore, they will learn to manage budgets and finance reports for various industries, prepare financial forecasts, implementing internal control procedures, preparing complex spreadsheets, developing tax solutions and making financial decisions in a legal context.
The course is mainly targeted towards individuals currently working in the field of accounting. Employees working at the supervisory level in this field can gain a lot from this course as it also emphasizes on the accounting job roles. In short, individuals working at any level of the accounting and finance sector can benefit from this course. Further, people seeking to attain higher education in the field of accounting, and wish to learn more complex concepts, can also apply for this course. It is also recommended for the individuals who have attained the certificate IV in accounting to apply for the diploma course. This diploma is open for both overseas and local students.
Since this accounting course is of a reasonably high level, individuals with prior knowledge and experience in accounting or finance field will benefit more. The overseas students applying for the course must have some knowledge about Business Activity Statements. Other than that, it is advised that individuals who are well acquainted with managing inventories, making operational plans, planning and executing budgets and maintaining small offices apply for this high level diploma of accounting course
After attaining this diploma, employees currently working in the field of accounts and finance can move up a ladder and add another achievement in their resumes. People already working at a higher level can add on to their experience and get a more advanced learning of their field. This diploma can also serve as the prerequisite for higher accounting courses.
The course spans over 44 weeks and costs $AU 8000. There are 6 core and 5 elective units in the course. To attain the diploma, students must complete all the core courses and comply with the assessment criteria of each unit. Following is the list of the core and elective unit: