What will I learn?

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, and 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.

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.

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.

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Intellectual rigour: Develop and create professional solutions to specific problem from a discipline area. Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a specific issue or theory from a professional area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.

Creativity: Incorporated in Intellectual rigour.

Ethical practice: Analyse and compare challenging organisational ethical issues within a professional context. Apply discipline based knowledge and professional skills in situations that require autonomy and a high level of responsible behaviour.

Knowledge of a discipline: Demonstrate and apply well-developed discipline knowledge and professional skills in a specialised management area within a global perspective. Apply and integrate research principles and methods to professional management situations.

Lifelong learning: Incorporated in Intellectual rigour.

Communication and social skills: Prepare and deliver professional discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business or public context. Prepare and deliver professional and justified, discipline advice using written communications suitable for business and public contexts. Investigate and explain leadership research and practice in the management of people and self. Appraise self and team regarding participation and performance.

Cultural competence: Incorporated in Knowledge of a discipline.

Which department am I in?

School of Business and Tourism

CRICOS

055689G

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,400.00 (16,46,804) per year
AUD $3,800 per unit
Start date

28 February 2022, 27 June 2022, 24 October 2022

Venue

Bilinga Campus

Room A1.11, Southern Cross Drive,

BILINGA,

Queensland,

4225, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants without a degree but with substantial relevant work experience may be admitted to a Graduate Diploma. Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL score of 550 (no band less than 4.5 in TWE); or PTE Academic score of 50; or CAE score of 52 or comparable.

For international students

Qualification equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree.

Applicants must have IELTS - 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; CAE - 58; TOEFL PBT - 570 min 5.0 (TWE); TOEFL iBT - 79 with no less than 21 in writing and 20 in other areas; PTE - 58 with no communicative score less than 50; ISPLR - 4 in all 4 skill areas.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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