Vocational Programs

Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215)

40 Tuition weeks (Eight blocks of five weeks)

The Course

The course has been developed to provide a base qualification in the accounting discipline. The curriculum has been designed jointly by professional educators and industry specialists, and is nationally accredited. Holmes lecturers have both academic qualifications and practical industry experience.

On completion of the Diploma, students may find employment as accounts clerks, accounts payable or receivable, general office administration.

The course provides an excellent balance between theory and practice. Experiential learning, which includes group exercises, case studies, guest speakers from the industry and practical research projects, form an integral part of the course.

Assessment is continuous throughout the course using a range of assessment tools which will include class exercises, assignments, case studies, practical demonstrations and examinations. Students must attempt all assessment items and are required to demonstrate competency in all aspects of the course.

Entry Requirements

Diploma program applicants will have completed Senior High School (Year 12 in Australia or the equivalent in their country of origin).

Advanced Standing
Students who have completed relevant studies or have experience which may be deemed equivalent to the Diploma course may apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL). Application can be made with the initial application or can be made within two weeks of the course commencement. Please note that RPL cannot result in an international student having less than a full time load of study (20 hours).

International Students
Entry into a Vocational Program requires an English level at least equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or Upper Intermediate at a Holmes English Language Centre. Students who do not have evidence of their English Language level and who are given a "conditional" offer of a place dependant on their English level are advised to have their English ability assessed prior to the commencement of the course. This can be arranged by contacting the International Office or the Campus Manager at any Holmes Campus. If students fail to meet the entry requirements they may enroll on an English language program at a Holmes English Language Centre. For fees associated with such classes please refer to the current Dates and Fees schedule or contact the International Office.

Students on a student visa MUST be enrolled in a full-time course.


Diploma of Accounting FNS50215​
FNSACC301Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
BSBFIA401Prepare financial reports
FNSACC504Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

Workplace Management 
FNSACC505Establish and Maintain Accounting Information
FNSACC506Implement and maintain internal control procedures
BSBWOR501Manage personal work priorities and personal development

Tax & Management Accounting 
FNSACC502Prepare tax documents for individuals
FNSACC507Provide management accounting information

FNSACC503Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC501Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC406Set up and operate a computerised accounting system


Course Location


Holmes Institute reserves the right to amend course structure and subject content to meet changing industry demands.

CRICOS Provider Codes: Holmes Institute Pty Ltd - VIC 02639M; NSW 02767C; QLD 02727M