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Graduate Diploma of Accounting

Graduate Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    GradDipAcc

  • Course code

    1107135

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

Accountants are vital to the operation and success of businesses everywhere, with their input influencing financial strategies, daily operations, legal requirements and more.

This course is equally diverse. You'll cover topics including business accounting, information systems, financial reporting, contemporary issues in accounting, legal studies, finance economics and quantitative analysis.

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is not just for newcomers to the profession; it can also benefit business owners and managers in other industries.

Graduates can anticipate a variety of career opportunities in the accounting and finance industry, including business accounting, auditing and financial services. This course is also a pathway to the industry-accredited Master of Professional Accounting for which graduates receive eight units of credit.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Explore and apply principles and theories from a discipline area using appropriate professional and critical judgement skills to constructively engage in industry practices.

GA2: Creativity

Explore and apply principles and theories from a discipline area using appropriate professional and critical judgement skills to constructively engage in industry practices.

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply interpersonal, organisational and governance practices to challenging issues allowing for ethical perspectives in structured business circumstances.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Develop and apply well-established discipline knowledge and skills in a specialised management area to solve complex problems with global perspectives.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Develop and apply well-established discipline knowledge and skills in a specialised management area to solve complex problems with global perspectives.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Present professional or disciplinary fundamental principles or knowledge on complex issues orally or through written communication for a business or public context.

GA7: Cultural competence

Apply well-developed disciplinary knowledge and skills demonstrating a sophisticated level of responsible behaviour with awareness of cultural contexts.

You will study eight units of the Master of Professional Accounting. Subjects covered include business accounting, information systems, financial reporting, contemporary issues in accounting, as well as management accounting, 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 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

This course is 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 Diploma of Accounting students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 8 core units.

Exit Awards
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Accounting after completing the equivalent of 4 core units (48 credit points).
 

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 Diploma of Accounting students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 8 core units.

Exit Awards
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Accounting after completing the equivalent of 4 core units (48 credit points).
 

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
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Accounting after completing the above 4 (four) units
ISYS5004 Accounting Information Systems and Processes
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Melbourne N/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Perth N/A
Term3
Sydney N/A
Term3
STAT5001 Business Analytics
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Perth
Term1,3
Term1,3
Sydney
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisites ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
ACCT6002 Managerial Accounting
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Melbourne N/A
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Perth N/A
Term4
Sydney N/A
Term4
Pre-requisites ACCT5001 - Business Accounting
ACCT6001 Company and Financial Reporting
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
Pre-requisites ACCT5001 - Business Accounting
Anti-requisites ACC00701 Accounting for Group Entities ACC00703 Business Financial Accounting

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core Units

ACCT5001 Business Accounting
BUSN5003 Management Communication
LEGL5001 Legal Studies
ECON5003 Economics
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Accounting after completing the above 4 (four) units.
STAT5001 Business Analytics
ACCT6001 Company and Financial Reporting
ISYS5004 Accounting Information Systems and Processes
ACCT6002 Managerial Accounting