What will I learn?

This course will extend your theoretical and practical skills for an advanced career in accounting and finance. You will learn about budgeting and forecasting, preparation of financial reports, internal control, income tax returns and legislative compliance.

How often do I attend?

Full time - 3 to 4 days a week

Type of assessment

Assessment for this course is based on:

  • Written assignments
  • Team projects
  • Exam

Further Study Options

Towards the end of your Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification at The Gordon, you could be eligible to apply for entry at Deakin University. Deakin will assess you for Credit for Prior Learning which can mean a reduced number of units and time to complete your degree.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Office administrator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Senior accounts clerk
  • Assistant accountant



Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$7,145.00 (US$ 4,842) per year

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

Start date

28 January 2020, 13 July 2020


The Gordon

Geelong City Campus,

2 Fenwick Street,



3220, GEELONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students


Applicants must have completed the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting.


IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration. TOEFL iBT - 46-59; PTE Academic - 42-49; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - 47-51, OET - Pass.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.

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About this uni

The Gordon has been providing quality vocational education and training for over 130 years.

  • Works with institutions worldwide, including Deakin University
  • Home to students from over 75 countries
  • Around 12,000 alumni worldwide
  • Based in Geelong and Werribee which are affordable cities