Key Benefits

Cost effective

The full up-front price of this skill set is just $1,500 . Payment plans are available, making it even more accessible to work towards a higher level qualification.

Pathway to the Advanced Diploma of Accounting

This Skill Set will allow you 50% of the entry requirements for the Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

The other 50% of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting entry requirements can be met by completing FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping or FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set.

Nationally recognised

The six units of competency in this course are nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications framework. In addition to entry into the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217), you may also be able to use the units to reduce study time if you move on to another relevant higher education qualification course.

Course Accreditation

The Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set includes the below units of competency:

Course Assessments

Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

Accounting is an industry that’s enjoying considerable growth and, upon completion of a full qualification such as a Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Accounting, it’s one that will open up a variety of career paths.


Key opportunities include:

Your career potential may open up further as you pursue higher level qualifications. And there are plenty of roles not on this list which a Diploma will help you tackle with confidence. For example, many employers value the logical and analytical thinking skills that students get from studying accounting.


 

Pathways

The following pathways are available after completing this Skill Set:

Entry requirements

Course prerequisites

To start the Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set, you’ll need to have completed the following units:

  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports or equivalent (note: this unit is included in the Accounting Principles Skill Set)
  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports or equivalent

Once we receive your enrolment, our friendly course consultants will touch base to undertake a pre-training review to ensure the training is right for you.

For students without an equal or higher level qualification, there’s a short language, literacy and numeracy quiz you complete online.


What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:


Am I eligible for recognition of prior learning or credit transfer?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out if you are eligible for recognition of prior learning, email your resume and academic transcripts to info@monarch.edu.au and one of our Course Consultants will be in touch.

Course Topics

Course Duration

What is the average course completion time frame?

This course is designed to be completed within 12 months.

Students who are highly motivated and well organised can complete the full course at an accelerated pace.

The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, how fast they work and how committed they are!

How it works

You’ll get:


How does it work?

This skill set has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.


What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Zoom, TeamViewer, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$1,500 (total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 20% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (Mastercard or Visa), cheque or cash.


Payment plan

$69.23 per week, paid over 26 weeks (total $1,800)

This option is suitable for people wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with MasterCard of Visa.

*Fees and units are subject to change.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders
Michelle Dascal
Trainer
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
– Albert Einstein

I currently work in a mid-tier accounting firm as a senior accountant, and love it. I have over 8 years’ experience working as a business service accountant and tax consultant. I look after a portfolio of clients across various industries, and that’s really interesting. Observing different sector dynamics at play is fascinating. My skills include preparing financial statements, preparing tax returns, BAS, budgeting, cash flow analysis and tax consulting.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I’m passionate about eating food. I love to try different cuisines in restaurants, and enjoy cooking as well. The bed time discussion generally starts with, ‘…what are we going to eat tomorrow’?

John Deininger
Trainer
"No choice we can make as a nation lies between our history and our geography. We can hardly change either of them. They are immutable. The only choice we can make as a nation is the choice about our future."
- Hon Paul Keating

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant. I started out with the large chartered practice Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Since then I’ve built a career in financial services, working with both large and small chartered accounting firms, financial services businesses both in Australia and overseas and a mid-tier industry superannuation fund. I’ve also got a track record of similar roles in a volunteer capacity in the local community; I’m the treasurer of two community organisations. I am particularly interested in assisting and guiding students in the financial services arena with their studies and career development.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I lead a busy and involved life, although more and more I’m reliving my childhood through the activities of my son Oskar! Together with my wife and Oskar, I enjoy the year-round wonders of the outdoors so close to Melbourne’s doorstep, while still hanging onto an inner city cosmopolitan life style, hopefully the best of both worlds. A bike, kayak, tent and xc skis are my most treasured possessions!

Melissa Nettle
Trainer
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
- Dr. Seuss

I am the Manager of the Funded Accounting Programs here at Monarch Institute. Over the past 20+ years I have worked in various roles within the financial services industry including working as a trainer/assessor in Finance and Accounting, Bookkeeping and Business Administration courses.

I am a proud Mum of three beautiful daughters. In fact, I started and completed my accounting degree, online, whilst on maternity leave, so I can absolutely relate to the struggles involved with juggling being a Mum and studying full time!

I coach A-grade softball and I also coach my two youngest daughters’ Tee Ball team. Opposite ends of the spectrum and certainly challenging. I love it!

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

Usually, having to wake my girls up to get them motivated and ready for school. Also, my mind usually starts ticking over, at 100 MPH, at around 5:00 a.m. so I figure, why fight it? Just get up and make things happen!

Leanne Pagano
Trainer
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think"
- A.A. Milne

I am a registered tax agent with qualifications in Accounting and Training and Assessment.  I have my own small practice that I have been operating for over 10 years.

I’ve worked as a bookkeeper for small/medium businesses to an accountant in CPA firms.  I love sharing my knowledge and passion with students who are new to the field.  I have total understanding and empathy for our students who undertake online studies, fitting in their daily lives with study.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I’m not much of a morning person!  I need my cup of tea to get me going before getting the menagerie of animals fed – dogs, chickens, rabbits, budgie and one lone pigeon that ensure I am up and about.

Karen Loynd
Trainer
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere”
- Chinese proverb

I am an accountant with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and various teaching qualifications. I have approximately twenty years of experience teaching accounting and bookkeeping courses at a leading TAFE college. I have also taught online courses for several years and appreciate the challenges many online students face.

In addition, I have worked in various accounting and bookkeeping roles in public accounting. I enjoy helping and interacting with students in my role as a Trainer at Monarch Institute.

What makes me jump out of bed in the morning?

Helping people, whether it is students, family, friends or the wider community. I also enjoy tennis and having something fun to do.

Natasha Daraio
Trainer
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way"
- John C. Maxwell

I have over 11 years’ industry experience working in various accounting roles – having worked as a tax accountant in private practice, a financial administrator in a solicitors firm and a financial planner in both private practices and in the banking industry. I moved into adult education 10 years ago following the birth of my third daughter and have taught at Gippstafe, Federation Training and Swinburne University.

I love travelling overseas – I’ve been in the lively New Orleans for the St Patrick’s day street party and even skydived on the north shore in Hawaii.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

My three daughters get me up each day! When I’m not busy working, you’ll find me curled up reading a book or asking one of my daughters to do something (for the millionth time!).

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Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set

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  • Study online, anywhere and anytime – fit study around life
  • Get ready to study at Advanced Diploma level
  • Faster pathway to the Advanced Diploma of Accounting
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Duration Up to 12 months
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $1,500 up front | $69.23 per week (payment plan)
Career opportunities Registered tax agent | Financial analyst
Course topics Six units of competency
Units Six units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders
Pathways

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

Entry requirements

RPL available | Some equipment needed

Assessments Multiple small assessments | No exams
Start date Immediately, or whenever you're ready.
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