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Are you looking to develop your accounting skills, build upon your knowledge of financial performance reporting and forecasting, or to advance your career into a management role? If you answered yes then a Diploma in Accounting can help you achieve your goals. Although not essential, some experience in the financial services industry or having completed a Certificate IV in Accounting, would provide a good grounding. Being keen to learn new skills is more important!

Whether you have a prior qualification or not, it doesn’t matter, our courses are designed to help you achieve your goals.

  • National Code


  • Course duration

    Complete your course within 6 to 12 months

  • Nationally recognised

    Registered Training Organisation
    [RTO 40766]

  • Prerequisites


  • Delivery Mode



  • Module 1 Dip Accounting

  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts
  • Module 2 Dip Accounting

  • FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • Module 3 Dip Accounting

  • FNSORG506 Prepare financial forecasts and projections
  • FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information
  • FNSACC607 Evaluate business performance
  • Module 4 Dip Accounting

  • FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSTPB504 Apply legal principles in corporations and trusts law

Open Training has an 'articulation agreement' with the seven Australian universities that we are partnered with. You may be eligible to transfer units from your completed Open Training qualification to a university degree in a similar or related area. For the Diploma of Accounting, we have the following agreement in place:

Bachelor of Business

Griffith University - Unit ACG11 or Unit ACC10007 first year accounting and 4 free choice electives [first year or second year only ]

Bachelor of Arts

Griffith University - 4 free choice electives [first year or second year only]

Bachelor of Communication

Griffith University - Up to 4 free choice electives depending on major choice

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Griffith University - 4 free choice electives [first year or second year only]

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Criteria

While there are no formal entry requirements for most of our online courses, it's a good idea to check what core skills will be helpful for this course.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy Assessment [LL&N]

To study our courses, you'll need:

  • Writing and typing skills to complete assessments, fill in forms and create documents
  • English language skills to read the online learning content, policies, procedures and business documents, as well as emails
  • Maths skills to review data, read and create budgets.
  • Computer skills to use the online classroom, conduct online research, as well as receive and respond to emails

To provide greater confidence surrounding your ability to successfully complete this qualification, Open Training will provide you access to an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to make sure this qualification is suitable.

Computer requirements

Before you start your online study, you'll need access to your learning material, do your research, prepare and submit your assessment tasks and interact with your trainers and other students. To do that, you'll need:

  • A decent computer with high-speed internet access, a sound card, microphone and speakers.
  • An up-to-date operating system, such as Microsoft Vista or later or Mac Os X or later.
  • The latest version of any of these web browsers: Firefox [most compatible], Chrome or Safari
  • Microsoft Office or similar [eg. GoogleDocs or OpenOffice]
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • File compression/zip software
  • Access to email

Some courses have recommended textbooks that complement the online study material, but purchasing these texts is not compulsory.

Planning your study time

Our courses are designed to be completed within 6 to 12 months, depending on how quickly you want to gain your qualification. Here are some suggested timeframes:

Finish fast

Course duration: 6 months
Weekly hours: 15-20

Perfect life/work balance

Course duration: 12 months
Weekly hours: 7-10

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