Diploma of Accounting (Rosebud)

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  • Objectives
    The Diploma of Accounting course suits those seeking work at the operational level of bookkeeping, clerical and office administration and those wanting to return to the workforce and upgrade their business skills.
  • Entry requirements
    Satisfactory completion of Year 11
  • Academic Title
    Diploma of Accounting (Rosebud)
  • Course description
    Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical) FNS30304 (Basic Bookkeeping/Accounting)

    Diploma of Accounting FNS50204

    Course Outline
    Certificate III - This course suits those seeking work at the operational level of bookkeeping, clerical and office administration and those wanting to return to the workforce and upgrade their business skills. The knowledge and skills developed include the preparation of the Business Activity Statement (BAS), manual and computerised accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, cash, general ledger and preparation of financial statements.

    Diploma - Students will develop skills in a broad range of areas of accounting. This course is highly practical offering graduates confidence to enter the workforce with a high standard of accounting skills suited for all industries and organisational size.

    Flexible Learning
    Studying Accounting by Flexible Learning provides you with the option to study when and where you wish and allows you to pace the learning to best suit you and your commitments. Guidelines as to the length of study time per unit are provided as a means of keeping you on track.

    Features of Flexible Learning
    -Flexible entry points: - Students can commence studying at most times during the year and are not restricted to the start of a semester. However for Accounting Basics and Communications, there are prescribed starting dates, and enrolments for new units cannot be guaranteed from the end of term 3.
    -Flexible time commitments – you’re not required to attend regular classes but will generally study at home so that you can study when it suits you.
    -You can study at your own pace – you can accelerate the completion of a unit and move on more quickly, without being restricted to a later completion date.
    -Assessments such as case studies and tests are scheduled for your convenience, within the timeframes advised.
    -Mentors are regularly available to either see you in person or help over the phone or email.
    -Workshops in some units will be available so that you can obtain support from your Mentor and/or develop a study group with other learners.
    -We help you map out a study program that suits you, so that you can then plan your other commitments accordingly. Through a process of consultation we will determine your requirements and enrol you in units that meet your training and work place needs.

    Support is offered at the Dandenong, Frankston, Cranbourne and Rosebud campuses

    Commencement and Application Procedure
    Commencement - new students: prescribed starting dates. Commencement - continuing students: February through to October; however from the end of term 3, commencement cannot be guaranteed depending on time or funding constraints. Application Process – by completing the attached Application Form

    Entrance requirements
    1. Year 12 or mature age entry
    2. Prior studies at Chisholm undertaken with commitment and with no code of conduct infringements
    3. Good written and comprehension skills as demonstrated through the completion of the Application Form
    4. Commitment to the course as demonstrated through the completion of the Application Form

    Further Study
    Advanced Diploma of Accounting

    Chisholm Graduates are eligible for up to 8 credits in relevant University bachelor degree programs.



    This course offers you the opportunity to develop the essential range of skills required to work within a clerical or basic bookkeeping function.

    Competency Group - Communications (Total – 60 hrs)
    FNSICIND401B – Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services
    industry (20 hrs) –
    This unit studies the skills needed for employment in the financial services industry and the role of industry and company procedures, guidelines, policies and standards applicable to the

    FNSICIND301B - Work within a financial services industry (20 hrs)
    Apply industry and company
    procedures, guidelines, policies and standards in a daily work context within the Financial Services

    FNSICGEN301B - Communication in the workplace (20 hrs)
    Written and oral communication in the work environment.

    Competency Group – Computer Applications (Total – 60 hrs)
    FNSICGEN302B - Use technology in the workplace (30 hrs)
    Use and maintain office technology and equipment, use a word processing package and manage electronic files.

    BSBCMN214A - Create and use simple spreadsheets (20 hrs)
    Design, create and use simple spreadsheets, chart the use of spreadsheet software.

    FNSICGEN304B - Apply health and safety practices in the workplace: (10 hrs)
    Apply Health and Safety aspects of work within a financial services environment.

    Competency Group – Accounting Basics (Total – 60 hrs)
    FNSICGEN305B – Maintain daily financial business records (10 hrs)
    Prepare and process cash receipts, cheques, sales and purchases invoices and credit notes and petty cash payments.

    FNSICACC304B - Prepare and bank receipts: (10 hrs)
    Prepare and bank financial receipts and prepare a bank reconciliation statement.

    FNSICACC306B - Process journal entries (10 hrs)
    Process financial journal entries in a manual accounting system for cash receipts and payments, invoices, credit notes and other business documents.

    BSBCMN308A - Maintain financial records (30 hrs)
    This unit covers the competency to maintain business and financial records by posting journals to the general ledger, accounts receivable and accounts payable subsidiary ledgers, preparation of a trial balance and reconciliation of subsidiary ledgers.

    BSBADM308AA - Process payroll (Part A) – manual (10 hrs)
    Process and record a payroll.

    BSBADM408A - Prepare financial reports (50 hrs)
    Adjust the accounts at the end-of-period and prepare financial statements for a non-reporting entity.

    FNSACCT407B - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system (50 hrs)
    Operate an integrated computerised accounting system by establishing the system, process cash and credit transactions in the general and subsidiary ledgers and print appropriate management reports.

    BSBADM308AB - Process payroll (Part B) – Computerised (10 hrs)
    Process and record payroll.

    FNSACCT401B - Process business tax requirements (50 hrs)
    Prepare federal and state statutory returns in respect of PAYG, GST, Fringe Benefits Tax, Payroll Tax, Superannuation Guarantee Levy & HECS/HELP.


    FNSACCT405B - Prepare financial statements (50 hrs)
    Prepare accounts and financial reports for not-for-profit organisations, partnerships and primary producers and prepare a statement of cash flows.

    FNSACCT503B - Manage budgets and forecasts (30 hrs)
    Prepare and manage complex budgets and forecasts, prepare budgeted financial statements and variance reports.

    FNSACCT504B - Prepare financial reports for a reporting entity (50 hrs)
    Establish a company, issue shares and debentures, prepare accounts and financial reports at end of period.

    FNSACCT506B - Implement and maintain internal control procedures (40 hrs)
    Implement and maintain internal control procedures over sales, receivables, purchases, payables, payroll, cash, inventory, non-current assets and computer systems.

    FNSACCT507B - Provide management accounting information (50 hrs)
    Account for direct and indirect costs (including labour, materials and overhead costs) using a job costing system, report costs and variances and calculate production levels to ensure a viable operation.

    BSBADM404A - Develop and use complex spreadsheets (35 hrs)
    Design, create and use spreadsheet to achieve specific outcomes at a complex level.

    FNBACCT29B - Make decisions in a legal context (30 hrs)
    Law as it relates to business structures, agency law, employment law, consumer credit, consumer protection and bankruptcy.

    FNBFIN70B - Prepare financial forecasts and projections (35 hrs)
    Prepare financial forecasts and projections including business calculations.

    FNSACCT502B - Prepare income tax returns (60 hrs)
    Prepare income tax returns for individuals in accordance with the Income Tax Assessment Act including a comprehensive understanding of assessable income, allowable deductions, depreciation, rebates and trading stock.


    – FNS60204
    Advanced level accounting and corporate governance skills are developed to prepare you for positions of Financial Controller or Chief Accountant.
    FNSACCT601B - Prepare complex tax returns and lodgements (60 hrs)
    Analyse taxation related data and prepare complex tax returns for partnerships, primary producers, companies, clubs and associations, trusts and superannuation funds.

    FNSACCT603B - Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance (40 hrs)
    Undertake tax planning, examine tax avoidance, lodge taxation returns electronically, make tax payment and recover tax, make objections and appeals, calculate penalty tax and identify tax offences, identify the registration, duties and obligations of tax agents.

    FNSACCT602B - Audit and report on financial systems and records (50 hrs)
    Supervise an audit of financial systems by accepting, planning, conducting and reviewing an audit, reporting on the findings and making recommendations for improvement.

    FNSACCT604B - Monitor corporate governance activities (40 hrs)
    Develop and implement processes, procedures and systems to ensure a business is able to govern itself in a way that protects owners, managers and employees and provides compliance with statutory and regulatory obligations.

    FNSACCT607B - Evaluate business performance (40 hrs)
    Analyse, interpret and make recommendations in relation to the profitability, financial stability and investment performance of a sole trader, partnership and company.

    FNSACCT609B - Evaluate financial risk (40 hrs)
    Identify, assess and manage the risks associated with an organisation’s cash flow or assets and securities, examine the relationships between the types of risk and returns, apply Capital Asset Pricing Model, determine the Weighted Average Cost of Capital, apply risk reduction
    strategies and evaluate foreign exchange exposure.

    FNSACCT610B Develop and implement financial strategies (Economics 1) (50 hrs)
    Economic concepts; Economic Systems; Supply and Demand analysis; Elasticity of Demand and Supply; Market structures; Market Capitalism and Circular Flow; Government Intervention in the Aust. Economy; Aust. Financial system; Money / Interest Rates; Financial Deregulation

    FNSACCT613B - Prepare and analyse management accounting information (50 hrs)
    Identify and classify direct and indirect costs, labour, materials, overhead and service costs, allocate costs to jobs and prepare variance and management reports.

    ICAU3126A – Use advanced features of computer applications (70 hrs)
    Develop & apply a spreadsheet package in a variety of advanced accounting and financial management applications that appraise and interpret the performance of a business and assist in planning future business operations. This unit will also include statistical modelling.

    CUSADM104A - Establish and manage contracts (60 hrs)
    Elements, formation, contents, vitiating factors and breach of contract.

    PSPGOV524A - Interpret data and statistics (Business statistics)(60 hrs)
    Measures of dispersion; probability; normal distribution and compute z-scores; correlation coefficient using Pearson’s and Spearman’s method; common methods of time series; hypothesis testing.

    FNSICORG604B - Provide leadership and motivation in a workplace team (50 hrs)
    Management of Organisations and managers; management techniques and processes; theories of motivation and leadership; goal-setting processes; decision-making processes; practice standards, values, goals and objectives; team and group roles and processes; organisational behaviour; culture; delegation; change management principles and practices.

    BSBHR601A - Manage change (50 hrs)
    History of management; Evolution of change theory; Change management principles and practices; Change caused by the External and Internal Organisational Environment ; Organisational & Individual Behaviour barriers to change; Communication techniques; Changing the
    organisational culture; Social Responsibility and ethics to change management ; Decision-making & problem solving processes; Team and group roles and processes; Stress Management; Risk Management ; Change Project management techniques

    BSBMKG605A - Evaluate international marketing opportunities (Economics 2) (60 hrs)
    International Economics; Balance of Payments National Income/ Expenditure/ Production; Economic Policy; Fiscal Policy; Monetary Policy; Structural Change; Inflation; Economic Growth and Development

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