Zenith Business Academy | ZBA

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

The Advanced Diploma of Accounting course is designed to allow students to build on the knowledge they gained in their Diploma of Accounting, helping students acquire the professional knowledge and skills to understand managerial roles in the workplace, complete management reports, and operate at an advanced level of accounting.

  • CRICOS CODE: 089989C
  • Duration: 52 Weeks **
  • Course fee: $12,000
  • Intake: Monthly
  • Timetable Sydney:
    Thu & Fri 09:00 am - 05:00 pm *
  • Timetable Melbourne:
    Thu & Fri 09:00 am - 05:00 pm *

* Timetables are subject to change based on the number of students enrolled in ZBA courses.

** Duration reduced to 52 weeks if the applicant has completed the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting and FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting or completed the pre-requisite units.

Academic Entry Requirement:
Domestic or International students must have completed an FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting or completed the pre-requisite units.
For more information please download our Academic Entry Requirement Guide.

Alternative Academic Entry Requirements:
The alternative entry requirement for this qualification is the completion of all the core units from FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting and FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting.

English Language Requirements:
To gain entry into a course at Zenith Business Academy Pty Ltd you will need to demonstrate that you have met the required English language proficiency. The English language conversion table below is a general guide to the level of proficiency required for entry into the various award levels. English examination results are valid if no more than 2 years has elapsed between the final examination result date and the date of commencement of the study.

Course IELTS (Academic) TOEFL (Internet) TOEFL (Computer) ELICOS level required for entry
Certificate Overall Score 5.5, No band less than 5 Test score 70, No section score less than 18 Test Score 197, ER 4 EAP upper Intermediate, IELTS upper Intermediate, GE upper Intermediate
Diploma and Advanced Diploma Overall Score 5.5, No band less than 5 Test score 70, No section score less than 18 Test Score 197, ER 4 EAP upper Intermediate, IELTS upper Intermediate, GE upper Intermediate

Alternative English Entry Requirements:
Students may be accepted if they have successfully completed a Vocational qualification at a Diploma level or above in Australia, or can otherwise demonstrate the required minimum English proficiency.
Those who do not meet the English requirements can be referred to English Language Centre to complete Intensive Courses in English prior to commencing their award courses at Zenith Business Academy Pty Ltd. The length of these English courses varies, typically from 4 to 20 weeks. After completion of the ELICOS course, the students may be requested to sit for a Zenith Business Academy Pty Ltd placement test.

Zenith Business Academy offers packaged courses in the qualifications FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting, FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting and FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

If an applicant has completed the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting at ZBA or completed the pre-requisite units, then they will be eligible for course credits for the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting, which will reduce its duration (see here for details).

If an applicant has completed both the *FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting and *FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting at ZBA or completed the pre-requisite units, then they will be eligible for course credits for the FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting, which will reduce its duration (see below for details).

Unit Code Unit Name
FNSACC604 Monitor corporate governance activities
FNSACC606 Conduct internal audit
FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools
FNSACC608 Evaluate organisation’s financial performance
FNSACC613 Prepare and analyse management accounting information
FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
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
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system
FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial service industry

* Duration reduced to 52 weeks if the applicant has completed the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting and FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting.
Credit will be given for these units if the applicant has completed the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting and FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting.