This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including tax agents, accounts payable and accounts receivable officers, payroll service providers, and employees performing a range of accounting tasks for organisations in a range of industries. Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a range of often complex problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and provide guidance to others within defined guidelines.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements. This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law, which are relevant for registration as a tax agent. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.


Subject to variance depending on the time of enrolment

601 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000


52 weeks

Total Tuition Weeks

42 weeks

Delivery & assessment mode

Face-to-face, a combination of theory, practical and/or project assessments

Entry requirements

  • Completion of year 11 or equivalent. (Subject to the assessment and approval of Baxter Institute Admission team.)
  • English requirements: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL PB 506, TOEFL IBT 62, PTE Academic 46, CAE & CPE (from 2015) 162
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and above
  • Successful completion of Pre-training review (PTR)
  • LLN Level 4
  • Completion of the FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set; OR Completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent ; OR Completion of FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent.

Work-based training/ Work placement


Possible pathways for further study

FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Possible occupational outcomes

Accounts Payable Team Leader, Accounts Receivable Team Leader, Payroll Team Leader/Manager, Collections Supervisor

Fees & Charges*

Offshore International Onshore International
Tuition fee $7,800 $7,400
Administration fee $200 $200
Materials fee $350 $350

Units of Competency


  • FNSACC511 Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC512 Prepare tax documentation for individuals*
  • FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities**
  • FNSACC516 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information


  • FNSORG505 Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirements
  • BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
  • FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems
  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

* Unit included in the Tax Practitioners Board approved course in Australian taxation law: FNSSS00008 Taxation Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax documentation).

** Units that have pre-requisite:

Unit in this qualification Prerequisite unit
FNSACC514 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities* BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

*Tuition fees and other course-related fees are not subject to change once a student has enrolled. All equipment & resources are at the student's expense

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
52 weeks
7,800 AUD
Offshore International: $7,800 Onshore International: $7,400
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