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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.