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Graduate Diploma in Accounting

If you would like to apply specialist accounting knowledge in the workplace – whether it be your own business, a corporation or in government, you should consider this 1 year course.

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting will prepare you with skills in financial reporting, legal studies, and economics as well as business and management accounting. You will develop your analytic and communication skills to interpret and diagnose complex business issues and propose solutions.

Students who graduate from this course will be recognised for their advanced business and accounting skills, and will have an opportunity to continue their study towards qualifying as an accountant via the Master of Professional Accounting.

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 1107135
  • Course abbreviation: GradDipAcc
  • Credit points: 96
  • Equivalent units: 8

Duration & Fees

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

ATAR

  • Indicative ATAR: 0

OP

  • Indicative OP: 0

International

General

  • Course code: 1107135
  • Course abbreviation: GradDipAcc
  • Credit points: 96
  • Equivalent units: 8

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 1 year full-time
  • Fees:
    • Gold Coast - $27,600 ($3,450 per unit)

CRICOS Code

Gold Coast 055689G

Admission Requirements

CategoryScore
Overall Score6.5

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

Completion of this course opens opportunities in a variety of professional roles in the accounting and finance industry, including business accounting, auditing and financial services. The course will also enhance the financial knowledge and skills of business owners and managers in all industries. 

Professional Recognition

For those who want an accredited postgraduate accounting degree, they should study the Master of Professional Accounting, which is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA)

Major Areas of Study

Students 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.

Assessment methods

The course incorporates progressive assessment and examinations. Students are assessed in each unit on the basis of written and oral assignments. These may be business reports, case studies, presentations, research studies and/or business plans.

Teaching methods

This course is flexibly delivered, designed to meet the demands of busy and highly mobile people. It is therefore a great option for those who juggle multiple work, personal or family commitments. On-campus classes are supplemented by online lectures, discussion forums and electronic resources.

On-campus classes offer a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. Lectures may be streamed live or pre-recorded; either way students can download a recording at their convenience. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

In addition, students can progress their learning each week 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 class or in online forums and ask questions of their peers or lecturer.

This degree demands up to 150 hours of study for each unit.

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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