Key Benefits

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.

Dual qualification

Knock off two birds with one stone – and keep your options open while you’re at it. Add the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting for only $850.

TPB approved course

Interested in becoming a Registered Tax Agent? This course meets the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). Our ‘career opportunities’ section outlines the TPB experience criteria required.

Government funded

If you live in Victoria, the government may chip in to your course costs. To see if you are eligible for a government funded place, please click here to see the criteria.

Course Accreditation

In total, you need to complete 14 nationally recognised units of competency to be awarded the FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


Module 1

Financial Reporting

Module 2

Economics, Performance and Governance

Module 3

Taxation

Module 4

Commercial Law

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.


IMPORTANT: Further requirements for becoming a registered tax agent

 

Pathways

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.

Entry requirements

There aren’t any formal prerequisites. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:


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?

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

Course Topics

Module 1

Financial Reporting

Module 2

Economics, Performance and Governance

Module 3

Taxation

Module 4

Commercial Law

Course Duration

Is there a maximum course completion time?

Yes; two years for the whole qualification. You must complete each module within six months.


Is there a minimum course completion time?

No. Except for some government funded students, students can complete the qualification as quickly as they choose.


What is the average course completion time-frame?

Students who are highly motivated and well organised can often complete the full course in nine months. The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability and work rate.

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, Skype, 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.


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 10% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (MasterCard or Visa), cheque or cash.


Payment plan

$131.15 per week – paid over 26 weeks (Total: $3,410)

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.


Government Funding

If you live in Victoria, Monarch Institute has government funded places.

To see if you are eligible for a government funded place, please click here to see the criteria. Or get in touch with one of our friendly course consultants.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
Simon Slade-Betts
Trainer
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
– Chinese Proverb et al

I’m the Accounting/Bookkeeping Course Co-ordinator, and a trainer and assessor, here at Monarch Institute. I’ve got quite a few years’ experience as an accounting trainer and assessor with Australia’s largest RTO colleges.

As a Certified Practising Accountant (Fellow), I’ve got over 37 years’ accounting and business experience. I’ve worked both locally and overseas, across diverse industries, with some of the world’s largest multinational corporations. In these roles I have held directorships, senior financial management and company secretarial positions. This means I’ve had responsibility for all aspects of accounting and finance.

My experience in accounting and finance is complemented by more than 18 years’ involvement in the IT industry. I’m still working in the industry, with Australia’s leading software provider, to deliver specialised business software training to business operators in the SME sector.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

The opportunity to help make the world a better place through helping educate and encourage learners and business operators achieve their goals and consequently improve the living standards of millions of people worldwide. But just before I do all of that, I’m a coffee lover, so the enticement of a great morning coffee also helps a lot!

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 four 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!

Karen Alpen
Trainer
"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart"
– Eleanor Roosevelt

I’m a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Financial Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Management. With fifteen years of experience teaching accounting and bookkeeping as a part-time lecturer at a University and TAFE, I’m still loving my job.

I started my accounting career in Sydney with one of the world’s largest accounting firms, and had ten years of experience working in both the public and commercial accounting professions prior to commencing teaching. I understand the challenges of studying online, having gone back to university as a mature age student to complete an online Bachelor of Science. I’m now undertaking a Master of Science (Bioinformatics) at Melbourne University, so I empathise with students juggling work, family and study commitments.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

The long list of jobs I have to do each day… family, pets, work, study! When there is a spare moment, I enjoy walking, cycling, reading (not just textbooks!), fiddling around in the garden and painting/sketching.

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. Not an easy task! 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!

Jenny Hargreaves
Mentor
"Believe you can and you’re halfway there."
– Theodore Roosevelt

I’m a registered BAS agent, holding vocational and tertiary qualifications in bookkeeping, accounting, training and psychology. I’ve had 28 years’ experience in the financial services industry. This has included multiple roles for a large Australian bank and a small Australian regional bank. I run my own bookkeeping company in NSW alongside my role as a trainer here at Monarch Institute.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

Nothing. I’m not a morning person! Once the first espresso of the day kicks in it all changes. As the ‘pawrent’ of two adorable dogs, I adopt their outlook on life. That is, live in the moment and always have a good stretch before doing anything. I enjoy singing really, really loud, living by the motto ‘just because I can’t sing, doesn’t mean I won’t’.

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Advanced Diploma of Accounting

FNS60215

  • Get crucial accounting knowledge and real-world skills
  • Become a registered tax agent – experience criteria applies
  • Study anywhere, anytime – whatever works best for you
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DurationUp to two years
How it worksStudy online. With a difference.
Price$3,100 | $131.15 per week (payment plan) | Gov. funding if eligible
Career opportunitiesRegistered tax agent | Financial analyst
Course topicsFour modules + Tax Agent Certification Module (optional)
Accreditation14 units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainersIndustry experts and thought leaders.
Pathways

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Entry requirements

No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Some equipment needed

AssessmentsMultiple small assessments | Two two-hour exams for Tax Agent Certification (optional)
Start dateImmediately, or whenever you’re ready.
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