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What will I learn?

CIT's Accounting qualifications will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in a variety of finance jobs, ranging from administrative or budget officer, to advanced roles in the banking and financial industries.

Our Diploma-level course will develop work-ready skills that will give you the edge as you enter the workforce. The Advanced Diploma is highly respected by the business, banking and financial industries in Australia and will provide you with the combination of hands-on-training and comprehensive theoretical knowledge that you need to perform advanced accounting roles.

Industry Placement

Gain work experience with a guaranteed industry placement organised by CIT (1 day a week for 17 weeks). Graduates from this program will be ready to embark on, or continue with, successful careers in both the private and public sectors.

Why study at CIT?

  • CIT's qualifications are prestigious and graduates are highly regarded by business, banking and financial industries
  • Hands-on training with high-level theory
  • Teachers are accounting practitioners with current industry experience
  • Learn recognised accounting software including MYOB
  • Highly diverse classes with both Australian and international students
  • Selected units are recognised by the Australian Tax Practitioners Board
  • Flexibility with your study timetable to suit your needs (day or night classes)

Course Subject:

Core: complete all 3 subjects

  • FNSACC624 Monitor corporate governance activities
  • FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
  • FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

Electives: complete all 11 subjects

  • FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
  • FNSACC608 Evaluate organisations financial performance
  • FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law
  • FNSTPB504 Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law
  • FNSTPB505 Apply legal principles in property law
  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
  • BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents
  • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

Job outcome:

Professional accountant, banker, tax agent, financial manager, consulting and strategic business planning, small business advisor.

Pathway to Further Study:

Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217) = 36 credit points (1.5 years) towards UC's Bachelor of Accounting (MGB001.1) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) (MGB301.1)



Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$13,700.00 (7,33,405) per year
Course fee: AUD $6,850 per semester; Material fees: AUD $21; Textbooks: AUD $850
Start date

Expected July 2022


Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

CIT Reid Campus,

37 Constitution Avenue,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic requirements:

  • Year 12 Certificate or equivalent
  • Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry.

English requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
  • TOEFL iBT - 46
  • PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
  • Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
  • Successful completion of CIT's English for Study and Life (Upper Intermediate)

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