The advanced diploma helps students gain the necessary skills to launch a career as an accounting professional. Specialisations may include taxation, financial or management accounting, financial management and auditing.

The certificate IV consists of 13 units. Students will attend classes approximately four days per week with 50 percent practical and 50 percent theory classes. Classes will be scheduled between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

The course consists of classroom-based teaching and simulated workplace learning. Assessment includes tests, assignments (both individual and group) and class presentations.

The duration of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting is normally 6 months (full-time) however students commencing their accounting studies at the Certificate IV level would take 18 months to complete the Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Major study areas

  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Banking and finance
  • Budgeting
  • Management accounting
  • Business law
  • Corporate accountability
  • Corporate accounting
  • Business statistics
  • Economics
  • Financial management
  • Business mathematics


  • Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher
  • English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 overall no band less than 5.0 or recognised equivalency
  • Certificate IV in Accounting (091922D)
  • Diploma of Accounting (091923C


February and July intake

Career pathways

  • Financial accountant
  • Cost/management accountant
  • Tax agent
  • Auditor
Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
6 months
5,800 AUD
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