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Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60215

This course is designed for people who want to find professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries.

The Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60215 course has been superseded by Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60217. This course is in its transition period.



It contributes to, but does not encompass, educational requirements for providing tax agent services.
The pathway from this course is employment in the accounting profession or to studies in higher level accounting qualifications.

Course Structure

Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60215)
12 subjects
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Statistics
  • Financial Services Industry
  • Organisational Improvement
  • Financial Performance
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Strategies
  • Complex Financial Reports
  • Financial Risk
  • Tax Plans
  • Tax Documentation
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Financial Information
  • Corporate Financial Reports

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer

Students may be eligible to obtain credits for individual modules as a result of experience gained in employment in the relevant business fields or from previous training or education. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. Students may also be eligible for credit transfer for relevant units studied at an Australian Registered Training Organisation.

RPL and credit transfer policy for overseas students
RPL and credit transfer for domestic students

Mode of Delivery

Overseas students: All vocational courses are delivered face-to-face and with up to one third (⅓) delivered online. 

Please refer here for more information.

Domestic students: face-to-face, online and blended options available

Sample Timetable

Sample only - timetables can vary between campuses

07:30 - 09:30  SET^  SET^
09:30 - 12:30      Lecture       Lecture
12:30 - 13:30     SET^ SET^
14:00 - 16:00     EYES*  ASM# Tutorial 


  • Timetables may vary slightly from campus to campus.
  • Lectures may be mixed and each student will study a total of 20 timetabled hours per week for each 9 week term they are enrolled in.
  • EYES and ASM tutorials are available at the same time on other days.

*EYES = Enhance Your Employability Skills tutorial.

#ASM = Academic Support Material tutorial.

^SET = Subject Enhancing Tutorial


All vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include examinations, essays, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations.

Entry Requirements


Australian Year 12 or equivalent, or Diploma in a related field. In addition students must meet the entry requirement of completion of any pre-requisite units of competency specified in the Financial Services Training Package FNS. 

English Proficiency

Successful completion of 10 weeks of General English at Upper Intermediate level (plus 80% attendance) at our sister school, English Unlimited, or at other approved providers or equivalent.

Check your English level here

Pathways - For Articulations To:

  • Central Queensland University (CQUniversity)

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    CRICOS Provider No: 00219C

    CQUniversity is one of Australia’s most dynamic universities with a rich cultural diversity. Students earn quality degrees and benefit from increased job opportunities. Courses and programs are modelled on teaching and learning excellence, flexibility and personal service. CQUniversity was awarded the 2005 National Exporter of the Year (Education), the second time that CQUniversity won this prestigious national award.

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Business (Management) 7 Credits up to 6 months course credit plus other subjects
    Bachelor of Accounting 9 Credits up to 1 year course credit plus another subject
  • Kaplan Business School

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    CRICOS Provider No: 02426B

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Business 12 Credits up to 1.25 years course credit
    Bachelor of Business (Accounting) 12 Credits up to 1.25 years course credit
    Bachelor of Business (Human Resources) 12 Credits up to 1.25 years course credit
    Bachelor of Business (Hospitality and Tourism Management) 12 Credits up to 1.25 years course credit
  • University of Canberra


    CRICOS Provider No: 00212K

    The University of Canberra (UC) enables learners to study domestically in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast or internationally in Hong Kong, China, Bhutan and Singapore. UC courses not only focus on ensuring graduates are well-versed in the theoretical knowledge of their industry of choice, but also have a strong practical component so that learners are prepared for employment upon completion of their studies.

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Accounting 36 Credits up to 1.5 years course credit
  • The University of Newcastle Australia


    CRICOS Provider No: 00109J

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Business 30 Credits up to almost 6 months course credit
    Bachelor of Commerce 30 Credits up to almost 6 months course credit
  • The University of Notre Dame


    CRICOS Provider No: 01032F

    Notre Dame is a leading Australian university with campuses in Western Australia and in Sydney, New South Wales. It is a distinctive national Catholic university that hosts more than 11,000 students across its three campuses in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney, and its seven clinical schools in New South Wales and Victoria. According to the Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, Notre Dame is a leading university in Perth and Sydney with the highest results for the following indicators: Overall Quality of Educational Experience, Student Support, Learner Engagement, Teaching Quality, Graduate Employment Rate and Skills Development (1st in Australia). Notre Dame also achieved 5-star ratings in The Good Universities Guide 2017 for the 10th consecutive year. 

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Commerce 300 Credits 12 to 18 months
    Bachelor of Business Administration 300 Credits 12 to 18 months
    Bachelor of Marketing and Public Relations 300 Credits 12 to 18 months
    Bachelor of Human Resources Management 300 Credits 12 to 18 months
  • University of South Australia (UniSA)


    CRICOS Provider No: 00121B

    The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. 

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) 54 Credits up to 1.5 years
  • University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Sydney campus


    CRICOS Provider No: 02225M

    USQ is a dynamic, young University that offers award programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level by on-campus, off-campus or online study. It intends to remain flexible to meet the needs of learners throughout Australia and internationally.

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting major) 9 Credits 1 year course credit
  • University of Wollongong (UOW)


    CRICOS Provider No: 00102E

    Located in the greater Sydney region, the University of Wollongong is a key technological centre, 90 minutes drive or train ride from the centre of the city of Sydney.
    Wollongong University College offers courses that provides pathways to degree courses at UOW.

    Pathway Course Number of Credits Approximate Length Credit
    Bachelor of Commerce 24 Credits 0.5 years course credit

Course Quick Facts

Course Length

4 Terms (approximately 12 months)

Start Dates


04 February
29 April
22 July
14 October


03 February
27 April
20 July
12 October

NOTE: Course and campus availability subject to demand. 
One term = 12 weeks ( 9 weeks study & 3 weeks course break.
Please note the Christmas/New Year break is 7 weeks).


Total: $9,800 ($2,450 per term)
Workbook fee: Free to download or $10 per subject for hard copy.
Application fees:
Student visa holders - $250
*Other visas holders - $200
* Promotional fees may be applicable from time to time. Please contact us for further details.
** Textbook fee subject to change by supplier at any time without notice.

Meet some of our teachers

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Brian HTourism/Hospitality/Business/Management/Marketing Trainer (at APC since 2010)

Industry Experience
  • Vocational Trainer
  • University Lecturer
  • Head of People & Operations Management Development − China Brokers Ltd (7 years)
  • Operations and Customer Service Management − QANTAS (11 years)
  • Manager Routes Marketing Services & Products (SE Asia, China & Japan) − QANTAS (4 years)
  • Manager, Passenger Service Marketing & Training (North America) − QANTAS (3 years)
  • Customer Service Manager International − QANTAS (3 years)
  • Master of Business Administration in Business Management (Monash University)
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism (Southern Cross University)
  • Post-graduate studies: Industrial Law and Labour Relations (The University of Sydney)
  • Advanced Diploma of Management
  • Diploma of Business (Marketing)
  • Diploma of Hospitality (Management)
  • Diploma of Tourism (Operations Management)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment

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Brian NVET Assistant Academic Coordinator, Accounting Trainer (at APC since 2015)

Industry Experience
  • VET Accounting Trainer
  • Own business as Registered Tax Agent and Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) Auditor
  • Accountant at CPA Public Practice
  • Membership: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (previously named “The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia”) (CA) (since November 2010)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) (2014)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (2010)
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (2005)
  • Diploma of Commerce (2004)
  • Master of Commerce in Accounting and Finance (2011)

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GailBusiness/Management/Human Resources Trainer (at APC since 2009)

Industry Experience
  • Vocational Trainer
  • Workplace Trainer
  • Human Resources Manager − Hicksons Lawyers (5 years)
  • Human Resources Consultant (3 years)
  • ESL Teacher
  • Memberships: Australian Legal Practice Management Group NSW (member of Learning & Development Committee), Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), Australian Institute of Management (AIM), Australian Industry Group
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of New England)
  • Foundations of Human Resources − Australian Human Resources Institute (Charles Sturt University)
  • Course in OHS Consultation (WorkCover NSW)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in TESOL (CELTA)
  • Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)


JahangirVET Trainer, Management/Accounting/Business/Project Management (at APC since 2016)

A keen passion of mine is learning and motivating other people. As a trainer, my main objective is to stimulate learning interests and heighten critical thinking ability among students. By training at APC, engaging with students from over 90 nationalities, I have an exciting chance to enjoy creative freedom and a very high quality of delivering classes. APC maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, which in turn broadens job prospects for our students. 

Industry Experience
  • Assistant Operations Manager, One stop Property & Accounting Solutions (since 2016)
  • VET Trainer
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Small business owner
  • Retail industry Experience as Assistant Sales manager
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with LLN (TAE40110), HBA, North Sydney, Australia
  • Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced), University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Business Management, Glyndwr University, London, UK
  • Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (RPL), FMEDGE Facility Management Training, Australia
  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60215, Australian Education and Learning Institute
  • Higher National Diploma in Business, Guildhall College, EDEXCEL, London, UK

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Susan SVET Academic Coordinator (at APC since 2011)

Industry Experience
  • Project Administration BHP, Port Kembla (5 years)
  • International Markets Coordinator Bluescope Steel, Port Kembla (4 years)
  • Member Services Officer (Pillar Administration), Coniston 12 months
  • Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) (UOW)
  • Certificate IV Small Business Management
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Graduate Certificate (Business Coaching) (Sydney Business School, UOW)
  • Graduate Certificate (Adult and Vocational Education) (Charles Sturt University)

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EvaBusiness/Management Trainer (at APC since 2009)

Industry Experience
  • Vocational Trainer
  • Workplace Trainer
  • Master of Education in Adult Education (UTS)
  • Graduate Diploma in Vocational & Workplace Learning (UTS)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (University of New England)
  • Major in Psychology (UNE)
  • Minor in Sociology (UNE)
  • Diploma of Management
  • Diploma of Marketing
  • Certificate IV IN Training and Assessment
  • Senior First Aid St John