Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Pacific College of Technology

Program Description

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Pacific College of Technology

This course is intended for people who are working and/or wishing to work in the professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries.

Students will learn to assist senior accountants and undertake duties in a wide range of manual and computer-based accounting functions, including tax planning, financial modeling, internal and external auditing, fi­nancial planning management, personal ­ financial planning and management of a team or department.

The course also teaches you the communication and people skills necessary to present reports, to be aware of the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees and to manage a team effectively.

Entry Requirements

The requirements for entry into this course are:

  • The students must be over 18 years of age,
  • The students must have a successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Completion of FNS50210 Diploma of Accounting is the preferred pathway for entry into this qualification.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Primary evidence:

In order to be offered a place at Pacific College, the overseas student must demonstrate the evidence of one of the following tests:

  • IELTS 5.5*
  • TOEFL iBT 46
  • PTE Academic 42
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 47
  • OET Pass
  • TOEFL PBT 527

Alternative evidence:

  • The overseas student who has scored below the minimum required score in the tests mentioned above, he/she must have undertaken or agree in undertaking of English Language program (ELICOS) of at least 10 weeks.


  • The overseas student who has studied in Australia for as at least 6 months will be deemed to have required level of language proficiency provided the application is accompanied by a proof that he/she has duly completed Certificate IV or above qualification and the medium of instructions was English.


  • The on-shore student not having IELTS/TOEFL/ PTE Academic/Cambridge or ELICOS certificate may also satisfy the language requirement, if they can demonstrate ALTE Level 3 or above score in the test conducted by the College.

Course Outcomes

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitude in Accounting accompanied by a broad range of relevant generic business and financial skills. This qualification is designed to reflect the role of employees who perform duties such as:

  • Introducing and maintaining accounting systems
  • Maintaining internal control systems
  • Preparing financial statements for a reporting entity
  • Preparing tax returns
  • Reporting on business performance
  • Managing small teams
  • Developing business plans
  • Preparing management accounting reports

Upon successful completion of all units in this course, students are eligible for the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. After completion of the Advanced Diploma, students may choose further studies in Accounting at higher education level.

Course Unit

The FNS60210 Advanced Diploma of Accounting at the Pacific College of Technology involves completion of total 23 units in 2 stages:

  • Complete 15 units as entry requirements which are core units from the FNS40611 Certificate IV in Accounting & FNS50210 Diploma of Accounting.
  • And then progress onto second stage to study 8 Advanced Diploma Units comprising of 3 Core and 5 elective units.

(Note: If a student has previously attained a completed FNS50210 Diploma of Accounting qualification, he/she can undertake this qualification directly from the second stage.

Teaching and Assessment Method

The teaching method includes theoretical concepts and classroom discussion with cases from different organisations. Students will be facilitated to develop skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements for each competency units and their elements.

All assessment of units of competence will be conducted in accordance with the assessment guidelines and competency standards of the officially endorsed Training Package for this qualification.

The assessment, procedures and the criteria for judging performance will be made clear to, all participants enrolled in this course. Assessments will be conducted for each part of the training program, and the processes will be valid, reliable, fair and flexible.

Assessment processes will cover the broad range of skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate competency and will integrate knowledge and skills with their practical application. Assessment processes will provide for the recognition of competencies no matter how, where or when they have been acquired.

In general during this course, assessment involves students’ performance on range of criteria including class performance and presentation, oral and written test, demonstrations and other class works.

Students will receive feedback upon the completion of the assessment process from relevant assessor. If students are not satisfied with the assessment result, they can appeal for reassessment according to the College reassessment policy and procedure (refer to the Student Handbook).

Campus Location

The campus is conveniently located in Auburn, which is approximately 20 km from Sydney CBD and is just 3 minutes walk from the Auburn Train Station. The street address is Level 1, 91-95 Rawson Street, Auburn NSW 2144.

Local Environment and Facilities

Australia is a multicultural country. A large number of international students come to Australia to pursue their study annually. Our campus is situated in Sydney, one of the beautiful cities in the world. Sydney has renowned places to visits including beautiful Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.

Our class consists of students from different countries of Asia, Africa and Europe. Classrooms are equipped with modern computers with latest equipments and high-speed Internet search facility. Other facilities include library with resource books and reference books, kitchen, etc.

Our classes are small in size and our friendly lecturers focus on individual students needs during the learning process.

Many lecturers use multimedia projectors or overhead projectors for visual aids during their classes. Computers are available in computer-labs for student use. Students can use these computers during their class hours to complete their assignments, or for Internet research. Assignments can be printed for a nominal charge or can be submitted to lecturers through e-mail.

Cost associated to study in Australia

The cost of receiving an education in Australia is fairly high, taking into account tuition fees, living costs, and international travel. Living cost always depends on individual students however, the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs advises students to have AU$18,610 per year. Therefore you have to make arrangements to ensure payment of costs incurred in Australia before making the move.

Other Fees

  • Course Application Fee: AU$150
  • Accommodation Placement Fee: AU$200
  • Airport Transfer Fee: AU$200
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 4, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan., 2017
24 months
Full time
10,000 AUD
Start date Jan., 2017
Australia Sydney, New South Wales
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Duration 24 months
Price 10,000 AUD
per year