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Advanced Diploma of Accounting


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Duration 12 months
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $3,100 | $143.08 per week (payment plan)
Career opportunities Registered tax agent | Financial analyst
Course topics Four modules
Units 14 units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders.
Pathways University courses
Entry requirements There are entry requirements | RPL available | Some equipment needed
Assessments Multiple assessments
Start date Immediately, or whenever you’re ready.
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Payment Options There are two ways you can pay for your course...

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Key Benefits

Victorian Government Funding Available

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible students. Please check the eligibility requirements here, or get in touch to discuss your funding options.

University pathways

Interested in furthering your education at university? Many universities are offering credits towards a Bachelors degree in Accounting for students who have completed an Advanced Diploma of Accounting, meaning it’ll be easier and cheaper for you to further your education with an Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

Nationally recognised

Want to continue to study at a university in Australia? Your Advanced Diploma is nationally recognised, so you’ll be able to use it as a pathway to an undergraduate course.

Free Membership

Get free student membership into the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Inatitute of Certified Bookeepers (ICB) when you enrol.

Membership gives you access to wide range of resources you can use to help kick off your career. Click here to learn more.

Course Accreditation

In total, you need to complete 14 nationally recognised units of competency to be awarded the FNS60222 Advanced Diploma of Accounting. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Module 1


Module 2

Risk and Statistics

Module 3

Economics and Governance

Module 4


Credit transfers


Course Assessments

Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

Looking for a career with great job security and a variety of exciting roles at your feet? You’ve come to the right place! Your accounting studies will leave you with skills that are applicable to heaps of different roles across various industries.

Key opportunities include:

An accounting career is a great profession often involving different types of work depending on the job role, company, and industry.  Accounting can broadly be broken up into two key areas;

Management Accounting: involves completing tasks and producing reports that inform company management about financial decisions relating to the operations of the business. These decisions that management accountants help to define, are generally forward looking. For example, a management accountant might provide the information to a department head or CEO about the financial issues and consequences of undertaking a strategy.

Financial Accounting: involves completing tasks and producing reports based on historical information. These reports provide management and external stakeholders including banks, financiers, shareholders or government agencies with an important snapshot of the company’s current financial status. A financial accountant will help the CEO, head of a department, or board of a company to understand what financial issues and opportunities exist at any given time.


The Advanced Diploma of Accounting is a great way to prepare for the level of study and academic rigour of a university level course. Before you enrol with Monarch Institute, you will need to check with the university you’re thinking of applying to about whether they’ll give you credit for the units you complete with us.

You can also see more of our accounting courses offered at Monarch Institute:

Part Courses:

Entry requirements

The FNS60222 Advanced Diploma of Accounting has the following entry requirements:


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?

Yes, we do formally recognise prior learning (RPL). In other words, we take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out more, refer to our Student Information Handbook by clicking here, or call our friendly Course Consultants.

Course Topics

Module 1


Module 2

Risk and Statistics

Module 3

Economics and Governance

Module 4


Course Duration

This entire course is designed to be completed within 12-24 months, however credit transfer reduces the time frame significantly. Most students spend 6 months meeting the requirements for this qualification.

There is no minimum time frame to complete this course. 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

Study online. With a difference.

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This course 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 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.

Do you offer corporate workshops?

Yes. We’re the corporate training partner of choice for several large organisations. Our trainers can also conduct onsite training for groups of six staff or more. Corporate workshops can be scheduled for any location in Australia. Got a new satellite office with staff in need of training? Running a training retreat in an idyllic location (yes please!)? Our trainers can be there.

Corporate workshops are tailored to your organisation’s needs. Get in touch with our friendly course consultants for more information.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$3,100 (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

$143.08 per week – paid over 26 weeks (Total: $3,720)

This option is suitable for students 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 or Visa.

*Fees and units are subject to change.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
John Deininger
"The only choice we can make as a nation is the choice about our future."
- Hon Paul Keating

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant, with 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 worked in a volunteer capacity in the local community; I’m the treasurer of two community organisations.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

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!

Natasha Daraio
"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!).

Elizabeth McLardy
"Be stronger than your strongest excuse. Be greater than your most negative voice.” – Alan Maiccon

Hello! I’m Liz, a CPA with 13+ years in finance, contributing to ASX 100 companies globally. I’ve trained aspiring accountants for a decade as a CPA program expert. I’m also a committed community leader, serving as a board member and treasurer for nonprofits. Beyond numbers, I’m a gardening enthusiast and nature lover. Family is my core, balancing professional and personal passions.

What gets me out of bed in the morning?

Family is at the heart of everything I do, and I cherish the moments spent with my loved ones.

Any questions? Ask away!