Diploma of Government (Financial Services)

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required of senior finance officers in the public sector. Electives should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance. Where a free choice of Electives is possible in the qualification packaging rules, Electives may also be drawn from other Training Packages to reflect the work context and career plans of the individual.


This qualification requires 11 units of competency including:

7 core units

4 elective units

Choose 4 electives from the list below:

a minimum of 3 from the electives list;

the remaining unit from elsewhere within this Training Package, or from another endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

** For this qualification, a maximum of 1 unit from Certificate IV level may be used.

Core Units

add topic PSPETHC501B

Promote the values and ethos of public service

add topic PSPGOV504B

Undertake research and analysis

add topic PSPGOV505A

Promote diversity

add topic PSPGOV512A

Use complex workplace communication strategies

add topic PSPLEGN501B

Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

add topic PSPOHS501A

Monitor and maintain workplace safety

add topic PSPFIN501A

Apply public sector financial policies and processes


add topic FNSACC501A

Provide financial and business performance information

add topic FNSACC503A

Manage budgets and forecasts

add topic FNSACC505A

Establish and maintain accounting information systems

add topic FNSACC506A

Implement and maintain internal control procedures

add topic FNSACC507A

Provide management accounting information

add topic FNSACC601A

Prepare complex tax returns

add topic FNSACC603A

Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance

add topic FNSICACC307A

Reconcile and monitor accounts receivable

add topic FNSICORG509A

Maintain integrity of financial systems

add topic FNSORG502A

Develop and monitor policy and procedures


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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