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What will I learn?

Pursue your career as a tax agent or prepare for further accounting studies by completing advanced subjects in tax, commercial law, financial management, management accounting, company financial accounting, insolvency, and auditing.

Apply your skills and knowledge of financial systems as you undertake a practical placement with an accounting entity.

Electives and program structure

The Advanced Diploma comprises 14 subjects (3 core and 11 elective subjects).

Major areas of study include:

Corporate governance
Commercial law
Financial systems
Taxation for legal entities
Financial management
Management accounting
Company financial accounting

*There are entry requirements into this program


This advanced diploma is designed for those wishing to undertake further studies in accounting, having already completed a diploma level qualification in this discipline. It extends the skills and knowledge applicable to a number of key accounting specialist job roles and provides the basis for articulation into undergraduate level programs in accounting or other business disciplines.

Those gaining employment at the conclusion of this qualification are likely to work as tax agents or assistant accountants.

Graduates will meet the educational requirements for registration as a tax agent as prescribed by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) under the Tax Agent Services Act (2009).

There are other conditions to be met in order to register as a tax agent (including a supervised work experience component) and graduates seeking tax agent registration are urged to check current licensing requirements with the TPB.

Which department am I in?

College of Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$22,250.00 (11,98,815) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2022


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successfully completed a senior secondary school qualification equal to an Australian Year 11 with a minimum D average

For international students

You must have successfully completed the Diploma of Accounting at RMIT University, or an equivalent program at other institution.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 50 (with minimum of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 162 with no less than 154 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
  • Industry partnerships in 100+ countries