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Graduate Certificate in Accounting

This 6 month course prepares you with a foundation in business and accounting to give you an introduction to study at the postgraduate level, and deepen your understanding and expertise for decision-making in business operations.

The Graduate Certificate in Accounting is also a pathway into the Master of Professional Accounting, which will qualify you work as a CPA qualified accountant or chartered accountant in Australia.

Graduates of this program will have greater skills to apply in their own business or across a diverse sectors, as well as opportunities in the financial services and accounting industries.

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 1007134
  • Course abbreviation: GradCertAcc
  • Credit points: 48
  • Equivalent units: 4

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 0.5 years full-time
    1 year part-time
  • Fees: Fee paying

ATAR

  • Indicative ATAR: 0

OP

  • Indicative OP: 0

International

General

  • Course code: 1007134
  • Course abbreviation: GradCertAcc
  • Credit points: 48
  • Equivalent units: 4

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 0.5 years full-time
  • Fees:
    • Gold Coast - $13,200 ($3,300 per unit)

CRICOS Code

Gold Coast 055690C

Admission Requirements

CategoryScore
Overall Score6.5

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

Completion of this course opens opportunities in a variety of roles in the accounting and financial services industry. The course will also enhance the financial knowledge and skills of business owners and managers in any industry. 

Professional Recognition

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.

Professional Placement

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). 

Major Areas of Study

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

Assessment methods

The course incorporates progressive assessment and examinations. Students are assessed on the basis of written and oral assignments reflecting authentic work tasks and contemporary topics. These assignments come in a range of formats designed to assist knowledge and skills development over the duration of the course. Formats include business reports, case studies, discussion board posts, presentations, quizzes, and research plans and studies

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Lectures may be streamed live or pre-recorded; either way students can download a recording at their convenience.

Each week, students progress their learning by following activities, readings and case studies laid out, step-by-step, in a website for each unit. As they move through the learning outcomes, they can discuss their progress in online forums and ask questions of their peers, lecturer or tutor.

Intakes list:

Domestic intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE yes yes yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
Domestic intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE yes yes yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad

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