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Diploma of Accounting (Superseded)

(This course has been superseded by a new training package, last intake May 2018)

The FNS50215 - Diploma of Accounting course is designed to equip students with the practical knowledge and skills required for employment in the Financial Services Industry as Assistant Accountants, Office Managers, Administration Managers and Budget Officers.

It provides students with a chance to acquire professional career development skills with helpful hints on applying for jobs, interviews, networking, professional development opportunities and connections with industry.

Course Information

  • Duration: 52 Weeks
  • Course fee: $12,000
  • Intake: Monthly
  • Timetable Sydney:
    Thu & Friday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm *
  • Timetable Melbourne:
    Thu & Friday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm *
  • Timetable Brisbane:
    Fri & Sat 09:00 am - 05:00 pm *

Timetables are subject to change based on the number of students enrolled in EGI courses.

Academic Entry Requirement:

Domestic or International students must have completed Year 12 or equivalent qualification. For more information please download our Academic Entry Requirement Guide.

English Language Requirements:

To gain entry into a course at ECA Graduate Institute you will need to demonstrate that you have met the required English language proficiency.

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The English language conversion table below is a general guide to the level of proficiency required for entry into the various award levels.

English examination results are valid if no more than 2 years has elapsed between the final examination result date and the date of commencement of the study.

Alternative English Entry Requirements:

Students may be accepted if they have successfully completed a Vocational qualification at a Certificate IV level or above in Australia, or can otherwise demonstrate the required minimum English proficiency.

Those who do not meet the English requirements can be referred to English Language Centre to complete intensive courses in English prior to commencing their award courses at the ECA Graduate Institute. The length of these English courses varies, typically from 4 to 20 weeks.

After completion of the ELICOS course, the students may be requested to sit for an EGI Graduate Institute placement test.

Pathways from the Diploma of Accounting:

Candidates may undertake the FNS60215 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting or a range of other Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Diploma of Accounting
IELTS (Academic) Overall Score 5.5, No band less than 5
TOEFL (Internet) Test score 70, No section score less than 18
TOEFL (Computer) Test Score 197, ER 4
ELICOS level required for entry EAP upper Intermediate, IELTS upper Intermediate, GE upper Intermediate


Unit Code Unit Name
FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports §
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports §
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts §