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Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Graduate Certificate

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    GradCertAcc

  • Course code

    1007134

  • Credit points

    48

  • Equivalent units

    4

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

Accountants count – literally – on their proficiency as highly organised, precise and committed professionals.

If these qualities add up for you, then this six-month course is perfect preparation for a career in accounting and finance.

The Graduate Certificate in Accounting is flexible, allowing you to focus on the areas that most interest you. Topics include business and managerial accounting, financial reporting, contemporary issues in accounting, economics and quantitative analysis, finance, information systems and legal studies.

Multiple career opportunities exist for graduates within accounting and financial services. This course is also a pathway towards our industry-accredited Master of Professional Accounting.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Develop and analyse fundamental issues and theories from a discipline area based on specific judgments to critical application in business practices.

GA2: Creativity

Develop and analyse fundamental issues and theories from a discipline area based on specific judgments to critical application in business practices.

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply ethical and cultural practices in challenging interpersonal, organisational and governance issues in business environments.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Develop discipline knowledge and skills in a specialised management area integrating global perspectives, problems solving and leadership skills.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Develop discipline knowledge and skills in a specialised management area integrating global perspectives, problems solving and leadership skills.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Communicate disciplinary advice, professional knowledge and ideas on complex issues orally or through written communication in a business or public context.

GA7: Cultural competence

Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills at an appropriate level to demonstrate responsible behaviour towards various cultural contexts.

Students study four of the eight core units of the Master of Professional Accounting including business accounting, information systems, financial reporting, contemporary issues in accounting, as well as legal studies, finance, economics and quantitative analysis.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Accounting provides a pathway to the Master of Professional Accounting, which is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA). 

 

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Accounting students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units.

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Accounting students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

ACCT5001 Business Accounting
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Melbourne N/A
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Perth N/A
Term1,4
Sydney N/A
Term1,4
BUSN5003 Management Communication
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
LEGL5001 Legal Studies
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Melbourne N/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Perth N/A
Term2,5
Sydney N/A
Term2,5
ECON5003 Economics
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Melbourne
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Perth
Term3
Term3
Sydney
Term3
Term3

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core Units

ACCT5001 Business Accounting
BUSN5003 Management Communication
LEGL5001 Legal Studies
ECON5003 Economics