Diploma of Accounting

Jobs and Skills WA: Business courses
Serious about your accounting career?

Whether you want to progress your accounting career, or get started in the financial services field, this is the course for you! Through this qualification, you'll have the opportunity to become a registered tax agent, assistant accountant, or high-end accounts officer.

This nationally recognised diploma is recognised by the Tax Practitioner’s Board (TPB) and covers designing complex spreadsheets, preparing tax documents for individuals, managing budgets, preparing company reports, implementing internal control procedures, management accounting, and more! 

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Industry: Business and Finance
National course code: FNS50222 | WA State ID: BHX1

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

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.

Accounting is the language of practical business life

This latest version of the Diploma of Accounting course will help you build on the skills you have gained in the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. You'll be equipped to work in accounting roles including, but not limited to, accounts payable and receivable officers, tax agents, and payroll officers in financial services and other industries.

You'll learn to analyse information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of complex problems.

Keen to get started? We offer this course on campus and online.


Throughout this course, you will learn how to prepare financial and tax documents, plan, budget and forecast, and review accounting controls and processes. You will learn in a simulated workplace environment and be assessed using real-life scenarios and organisational policies and procedures. If you are currently working in this field, you will have the option to use your own workplace documents for training and assessment.

An updated version of this qualification is being introduced in 2023. As we are committed to providing you with industry ready qualifications, new students will be enrolled into the latest version.


Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus

Accounting is crucial to the financial health of every business and getting skilled in the profession is a pathway to unlocking huge job potential, with this vital industry predicted to have stable to strong employment growth.

In this course you’ll be guided by our expert team of lecturers as you further build on your accounting skillset and become trained in areas such as managing budgets and forecasts for businesses, preparing tax returns, producing financial reports and processing payroll transactions, whilst becoming proficient in using industry current accounting software including MYOB and XERO.

The course is ideal as an entry point into financial services if you’re just beginning a career in the accounting field, or if you wish to elevate your current experience to gain higher skills and rise to more senior positions. This nationally recognised diploma is recognised by the Tax Practitioner’s Board (TPB) and on completion of the course with passes in prescribed taxation units, you’ll be eligible to pursue further study to be recognised as a Registered Tax Agent with the TPB.

This qualification will provide you with the opportunity to become a Registered Tax Agent, Assistant Accountant, Senior Payroll Officer, Accounting Manager, Accounts Payable Team Leader or Accounts Receivable Team Leader. 


The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.