Advanced Diploma of Accounting

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It's time to get serious about your accounting career!

This qualification was developed in close consultation with and accredited by the accounting industry’s professional bodies.

This is the course you need to get set up as a registered tax agent or assistant accountant — including corporate governance, tax law and high level financial reporting — it's a great way to start your accountancy career, or a great option as a pathway to the Bachelor of Accounting.

Satisfactory completion of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting entitles you to join the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), one of the three peak accounting bodies representing accountants in Australia.

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Industry: Business and Finance
National course code: FNS60217 | WA State ID: BDQ1

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To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Expand your accounting choices for future opportunities

Develop your knowledge of the accounting industry with the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. This course will provide you with the skills to take on complex accounting tasks in a range of industries.

Completion of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting may lead to further study at university.

If you enjoy accounting and mathematics, have an analytical mind and would like to work in the accounting profession, then our Advanced Diploma of Accounting is for you.

Gain these skills

  • support clients with regular monitoring
  • analysis
  • preparation of documents
  • reports
  • accounts
  • give financial advice

Our course is developed under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), in close consultation with and accredited by the Accounting industry’s professional bodies and has an excellent reputation for quality. You will be well on your way to a role as a registered tax agent or assistant accountant – the ideal start to an exciting accountancy career or an alternate pathway to the Bachelor of Accounting for students who have not completed secondary schooling in Australia.

The units in this course meet the educational eligibility requirements for the following two skills sets with the Tax Practitioners Board: 

  • FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax documentation) 
  • FNSSS00009 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax Plans)

Satisfactory completion of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting entitles you to join the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), one of the three peak accounting bodies representing accountants in Australia.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.


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