Accounting

Course/s

Certificate III in Accounts Administration
CRICOS: 086416J | National ID: FNS30315
Certificate IV in Accounting
CRICOS: 091157C | National ID: FNS40615
Diploma of Accounting
CRICOS: 088358J | National ID: FNS50215
Advanced Diploma of Accounting
CRICOS: 088369F | National ID: FNS60215

Accounting

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Duration

TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
Certificate III: 6 months | Certificate IV: 6 months | Diploma: 6 months | Advanced Diploma: 6 months

Intake

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019

Campus

CIT Reid

Tuition Fees

2018*: Semester 1 - $6,450 | Semester 2 - $6,450
2019*: Semester 1 - $6,650 | Semester 2 - $6,650

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 fees subject to change.

Overview

Accounting is a discipline that is always in demand, and CIT’s Accounting qualifications will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in a variety of jobs ranging from administrative or budget officer, to advanced roles in the banking and financial industries.

Foundation studies will instil in you the skills and knowledge to provide administrative assistance, financial services and accounting support to a broad range of organisations, businesses and government departments.

Our Diploma-level course will develop work-ready skills that will give you the edge as you enter the workforce as an assistant accountant, budgets officer, office manager or administration manager. The Advanced Diploma is highly respected by the business, banking and financial industries, and will provide you with the combination of hands-on-training and comprehensive theoretical knowledge that you need to perform advanced accounting roles.

Graduates from the Advanced Diploma will be ready to embark on successful careers in both the private and public sectors and (if they wish) can be fast-tracked to the Charles Sturt University (CSU) Bachelor of Business, jointly delivered and completed at CIT's Reid campus.

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult Entry | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements: IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT – 46 | PTE Academic – 42 overall (minimum of 36 in each band) | TOEFL PBT – 527.

Extra Fees

Certificate III:
Material Fees: $10
Textbooks: $250 approx.

Certificate IV:
Textbooks: $450 approx.

Diploma:
Textbooks: $775 approx.
Software: $10

Advanced Diploma:
Textbooks: $560 approx.

Course Subjects

Certificate III in Accounts Administration
CRICOS: 086416J | National ID: FNS30315

National ID Subject Name
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations
FNSINC301 Work effectively in the financial services industry
Electives - Complete 4 of 6 subjects. Please note: not all electives will be offered every semester.
National ID Subject Name
FSKWTG06 Write simple workplace information
BSBFIA302 Process payroll
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets
FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system

Certificate IV in Accounting
CRICOS: 091157C | National ID: FNS40615

National ID Subject Name
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Diploma of Accounting
CRICOS: 088358J | National ID: FNS50215

National ID Subject Name
FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC607 Evaluate business performance
FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in consumer and contract law

Advanced Diploma of Accounting
CRICOS: 088369F | National ID: FNS60215

National ID Subject Name
FNSACC604 Monitor corporate governance activities
FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
Electives - complete 11 of 13 subjects subjects
National ID Subject Name
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
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
FNSACC602 Audit and report on financial systems and records
FNSACC613 Prepare and analyse management accounting information
FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in consumer and contract law
Advanced taxation law (This subject achieves the following national units of competency - ACCT 268 FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities)
Preparing complex corporate financial reports (This subject achieves the following national units of competency - FNSACC614 Prepare complex corporate financial reports)
Law of corporations and trusts (This subject achieves the following national units of competency - FNSTPB504 Apply legal principles in corporations and trusts law)

Job Opportunities

Certificate III: Cashier, Bookkeeper, Accounts payable/receivable assistant, Payroll assistant.

Certificate IV: Employment in accounting roles such as completing BAS, completing other office taxes, Operational reporting, Producing management reports, Managing a small office.

Diploma: Assistant accountant (inventory, payroll, accounts receivable and payable, Computerised bookkeeping and costing), Budget officers, Office managers, Administration managers.

Advanced Diploma: Professional accountant, Banker, Tax agent, Financial manager, Consulting and strategic business planning, Small business advisor.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Modes of study include lectures, tutorials, business simulations

Assessment methods include projects, presentations, assignments, tests and reports.

Pathways to Further Study

Students who successfully complete the Advanced Diploma of Accounting will receive:

  • 96 credit points (1.5 years) towards Charles Sturt University's (CSU) Bachelor of Business Studies.
  • 36 credit points (1.5 years) towards University of Canberra's Bachelor of Accounting (182JA).

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Accounting will receive 24 credit points (1 year) towards the following programs at University of Canberra (UC):

  • Bachelor of Accounting (182JA)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (761AA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (762AA)
  • Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management (279JA)
  • Bachelor of Finance (184JA)
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management (185JA)
  • Bachelor of International Business (186JA)
  • Bachelor of Management (394AA)
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management (187JA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (429AA)

Students are advised to speak directly with CSU and UC in relation to course choices and pathways.


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