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