Diploma of Accounting

Melbourne Polytechnic

Program Description

Diploma of Accounting

Melbourne Polytechnic

Be in the black with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Accounting. Learn the fundamentals of accounting and work towards the academic skills required to be a registered tax agent.

Be job-ready, quickly

Benefit from our reputation in industry and insightful teaching ensuring you will be job-ready in six months. The course is accredited by the Accounting industry’s professional bodies and Melbourne Polytechnic offers a career-ready conference, with networking opportunities. You’re on your way to a role as assistant accountant, the ideal start to an exciting accountancy career.

A balanced ledger of skills

The Diploma of Accounting provides you with the critical skills and knowledge required on the pathway to being a registered tax agent and an assistant accountant.

This course also provides an alternate pathway to the Bachelor of Accounting for students who have not completed secondary schooling in Australia.

Industry connections and resources

Melbourne Polytechnic’s links to the accounting industry will ensure your career gets off to a great start.

Our experienced teachers are Certified Practising Accountants (CPAs) and our guest lecturers hail from the Institute of Practising Accountants (IPA) and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

Our courses are developed under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), in close consultation with industry and professional associations.

Employment outcomes

This program will give you some of the educational units required by the Tax Practitioners board to permit registration as a Tax Agent.

Satisfactory completion of the Diploma of Accounting entitles you to join the IPA, one of the three peak accounting bodies representing accountants in Australia.

You will be qualified to work in the following areas:

  • office manager
  • assistant to an accountant
  • preparing financial statements
  • managing small teams
  • developing business plans
  • preparing management accounting reports

We use various forms of assessment, including classroom testing, assignments, presentations, group work, and case studies. A total of 10 core units and three elective units must be completed successfully to attain this qualification.


For a limited number of units, some of the Diploma of Accounting is available online.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 3, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2018
6 months
Full time
6,000 AUD
Australia - Melbourne, Victoria
Start date: Feb. 2018
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Feb. 2018
Australia - Melbourne, Victoria
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AUD $6000 per semester