The duration of the Diploma of Accounting is typically six months (full-time). However, students completing the Certificate IV (091922D) in Accounting prior to the diploma qualification would normally take one year to complete both qualifications.

The course provides training in accounting procedures to assist senior accountants or undertake duties requiring the services of a professional accountant.

Students will gain broad-based skills and knowledge in accounting specialisations, including corporate financial accounting, financial management, cost and management accounting, accounting systems and internal controls, and taxation.

The diploma consists of a minimum of nine units and students will typically attend classes at least four days per week with approximately 20 to 25 hours of class participation.

Classes may be scheduled anytime between 8 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday. The course includes lectures, classroom-based teaching, practical demonstrations, self-paced learning, class discussions and field trips. Assessment includes periodic tests, assignments (both group and individual), classroom presentations, group work and observation.


  • Major study areas
  • Accounting information systems
  • Management accounting
  • Auditing
  • Banking and finance
  • Budgeting
  • Financial management
  • Business computer applications
  • Business law
  • Corporate accounting
  • Business mathematics
  • Taxation
  • Workplace relationships


  • Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher
  • English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 overall no band less than 5.0 or recognised equivalency


February and July intake

Career pathways

  • Assistant accountant (financial/costing)
  • Professional bookkeeper
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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