Diploma of Accounting

Recognition under the Australian Qualifications Framework

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This means that KOI is recognised as providing its students with quality education for the courses on offer in line with Australia’s Higher Education Standards.

The Course Overview –  can be used to view the course structure and sequence in which subjects should be studied. All subjects named (LISTED) in the Course Overviews are core subjects and must be studied to satisfy the requirements of the particular award.

The subjects in shaded boxes must be studied in the order they are presented as they provide pre-requisite knowledge for other subjects. The remaining subjects (core and elective) have a recommended trimester, but may be studied in other available trimester slots to suit individual student preferences, provided pre-requisites have been completed.

Diploma of Accounting (CRICOS 070368K)

The Diploma of Accounting is intended to provide students with foundation academic and business skills in accounting, supported with an introduction to related areas of study of economics, business law, statistics and marketing. It also develops the skills for self-directed learning and provides opportunities to apply these skills to business problems.

The Diploma of Accounting can be taken as a stand-alone course of 8 core subjects within 2 trimesters. Alternatively, the Diploma can be used as an entry point and direct entry pathway to the Bachelor of Business (Accounting). There are no electives for the Diploma of Accounting.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate current, comprehensive, coherent and connected knowledge.

    • Introduction to the concepts, techniques and issues of business with further development of the theory and applications of accounting
    • Capacity to make links between theory and practice and apply knowledge to real world problems

2. Command the skills for adaptable, lifelong learning to grow in knowledge and skill throughout their lives

    • Communicate effectively in varied modes and contexts and transfer knowledge and skills to others
    • Use critical thinking and creative skills to analyse and synthesise information and evaluate approaches to new problems
    • Apply problem solving skills and creative thinking to solve problems and evaluate solutions
    • Access, evaluate and use information professionally
    • Develop social interaction skills to work effectively in teams, inspire their colleagues and manage responsibly with positive results.

3. Display initiative and responsibility in their professional activities and exercise judgement in planning, problem solving and decision-making

    • Show an understanding of the values of scholarly enquiry
    • Engage effectively in advancing knowledge and its applications
    • Show initiative through leadership and entrepreneurialism

4. Attain an appreciation of diversity in an evolving world.

    • Value ethical conduct and professionalism in work and civic life
    • Respect diversity and social justice
    • Appreciate the experiences and achievements of other cultures

Delivery Mode

  • Face-to-Face with blended learning facilities

Subject Credit Points

  • 4 Credit Points each subject

Exit Pathways

  • NA

Graduates of the Diploma of Accounting may find entry level employment in accounting and financial management.

Graduates of the Diploma of Accounting are eligible to apply for admission into KOI’s Bachelor of Business (Accounting) or Bachelor of Business (Management and Finance). Students progressing into these courses will be given a maximum of 8 credits for prior learning for studies completed within the Diploma of Accounting. Graduates may use the Diploma to gain admission into many other bachelor level courses in Australia and overseas.

The table in the pop-up window here gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at KOI. It provides data on students that commenced Diploma of Accounting study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

The table in the pop-up window here gives ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Trimester 1, 2023

General admission criteria apply to the course.

Course Overview

First Trimester

BUS100Professional Communication Skills
(replaces BUS100 Business Study Skills & BUS106A Introduction to Business A)
ACC100Introduction to Accounting
BUS104Introduction to Marketing
ECO100Introduction to Economics

Second Trimester

MGT100Introduction to Management
(replaces BUS106B Introduction to Business B)
ACC101Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC100)
BUS101Introduction to Business Law
BUS105Business Statistics

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