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.


11 units of competency are required for this qualification:

6 core units

5 elective units:

Choose 1 elective unit from Group A

Choose a minimum of 3 elective units from Group B

Choose the remaining elective 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 PSPFIN501A

Apply public sector financial policies and processes

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

Elective Group A

add topic PSPOHS301A

Contribute to workplace safety

add topic PSPOHS501A

Monitor and maintain workplace safety


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 and lodgements

add topic FNSACC603A

Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance

add topic FNSACC302A

Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

add topic FNSORG502A

Develop and monitor policy and procedures

add topic FNSORG503A

Develop a resource plan

add topic FNSORG505A

Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirements

add topic FNSACC505A

Establish and maintain accounting information systems


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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