Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Accounting from Southern Cross University provides an introduction to accounting and finance. It has a flexible structure that allows students to focus on areas of most interest to them. Subjects available include business and managerial accounting, financial reporting, contemporary issues in accounting, economics and quantitative analysis, finance, information systems and legal studies. 

This is a pathway award and students who complete the Graduate Certificate are awarded four units of advanced standing towards the Master of Professional Accounting, which is an industry accredited accounting degree.

Students study four of the eight core units of the Master of Professional Accounting.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Develop and create professional solutions to specific problem from a discipline area.

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a specific issue or theory from a professional area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.

Creativity

Incorporated in Intellectual rigour.

Ethical practice

Analyse and compare challenging organisational ethical issues within a professional context.

Apply discipline based knowledge and professional skills in situations that require autonomy and a high level of responsible behaviour.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate and apply well developed discipline knowledge and professional skills in a specialised management area within a global perspective.

Apply and integrate research principles and methods to professional management situations.

Lifelong learning

Incorporated in Intellectual rigour.

Communication and social skills

Prepare and deliver professional discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business or public context.

Prepare and deliver professional and justified, discipline advice using written communications suitable for business and public contexts.

Investigate and explain leadership research and practice in the management of people and self.

Appraise self and team regarding participation and performance.

Cultural competence

Incorporated in Knowledge of a discipline.

The Graduate Certificate in Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA). Graduates may also be eligible for admission to the Institute of Public Accountings (IPA). 

Those who want an accredited postgraduate accounting degree, should study the Master of Professional Accounting, which is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA). 

The Graduate Certificate in Accounting provides a pathway to the Master of Professional Accounting.


Course overview

Course code

1007134

Course abbreviation

GradCertAcc

Credit points

48

Equivalent units

4

Domestic duration

0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time

International duration

0.5 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $13,200 ($3,300 per unit) 055690C

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Accounting a candidate shall successfully complete not less than four (4) units (48 credit points) from Part A.