Course summary

Accounting is universally applicable - every organisation, no matter how big or small, needs one. Even in times of economic downturn accountants are in demand. With commercial know-how, lateral thinking, professional judgment and excellent communication skills, accountants support the growth of all businesses. 

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is a postgraduate level qualification that is CPA Australia accredited and provides specialist knowledge in business accounting and law, economic and financial reporting, contemporary issues in accounting, as well as accounting management and information systems. 

Consisting of eight units, the Graduate Diploma in accounting provides a fast-track towards becoming a CPA - a professional title that will provide opportunities internationally. On completion of our Graduate Diploma of Accounting, you will satisfy all CPA Foundation units, and be eligible to become a CPA associate member.

The Graduate Diploma of Accounting is fully online and is a pathway to the CPA program.  

Accounting is universally applicable - every organisation, no matter how big or small, needs one. Even in times of economic downturn accountants are in demand. With commercial know-how, lateral thinking, professional judgment and excellent communication skills, accountants support the growth of all businesses. 

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is a postgraduate level qualification that is CPA Australia accredited and provides specialist knowledge in business accounting and law, economic and financial reporting, contemporary issues in accounting, as well as accounting management and information systems. 

Consisting of eight units, the Graduate Diploma in accounting provides a fast-track towards becoming a CPA - a professional title that will provide opportunities internationally. On completion of our Graduate Diploma of Accounting, you will satisfy all CPA Foundation units, and be eligible to become a CPA associate member.

The Graduate Diploma of Accounting is fully online and is a pathway to the CPA program.  

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Develop and create professional solutions to specific problems 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 Diploma of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia.


Course overview

Course code

1108210

Course abbreviation

GradDipAcc

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Duration

2 years part-time

Duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online Study Period 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
SCU Online Study Period 1 N/A N/A

Course requirements

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

To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Accounting a candidate must complete all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units.