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Gain a high-level qualification and long-term career opportunities in the accounting and finance field

Progress your career in the accounting and finance field, and prepare to become a qualified accountant, financial controller or registered tax agent.

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of accounting principles and applications used in the workplace. This includes accounting functions related to tax issues and plans, corporate governance matters, reporting on financial systems, analysing management accounting information and applying accounting principles in legal-related matters.

When you complete the Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60217, you’ll be academically qualified to apply for membership with the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and depending on your choice of electives, you could also apply to be a registered tax agent once the required work experience has been completed. This course is designed to assist you to become prepared for work in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support, or to pursue further studies in the field. This could be a step towards a Bachelor of Accounting.

Dandenong Term 1: Tuesday 9-4, Thursday 9-4, Friday 9-4

Full time – six months
Part time (day) – one year
Part time (evening) – 18 months

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
On campus
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 6 months. Part Time, 1 year.
Start dates
Feb (week beginning 1 Feb) and July 2021