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What will I learn?

Increasing complexity of global markets and reporting requirements suggest the growing importance of accounting as a dynamic and exciting profession. Accountants are financial information specialists who inform business decision making within a wide range of organisations.

This course offers you the opportunity to complement your overall management knowledge and expertise, or to establish a pathway to further studies towards membership of CPA Australia or entry into the CA Program.

This course provides pathways to professional accounting qualifications for graduates of any discipline. You’ll develop the skills, technical knowledge and understanding required in accounting and finance, and their application within the broader world of business.

You’ll explore important topics in management accounting including decision making and performance management in organisations as well as financial accounting and reporting. In addition to core accounting topics, the course introduces the fundamentals of accounting theory and corporate social responsibility reporting. You’ll also gain an understanding of the regulatory and conceptual frameworks that underpin accounting for corporate entities and of the logic behind existing accounting rules.

Deakin Business School's Work Integrated Learning program gives you the opportunity to enhance your job prospects with real world experience. In the finance unit you’ll have the opportunity to engage with business within the workplace and in doing so develop practical and analytical finance skills by participating in real-world projects.

You’ll develop analytical skills for making key financial management decisions. The unit offers useful skills and knowledge relevant both for running a business or taking roles in managerial positions within large companies.

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting, students must attain a total of 8 credit points, consisting of 4 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Career outcomes

As an accounting graduate you may find employment in major international accounting firms, investment banks and virtually every area of business and government.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

073434C

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$39,400.00 (21,09,208) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$39,400.00 (21,09,208) per year
This fee refers to full time and its guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022

Venue

Cloud Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and three years relevant work experience, or five years relevant work experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.5, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 577 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 70 Writing 21; CPE: 176 no band less than 169; CAE: 176 no band less than 169; PTE score of 58 no less than 50 in each skill; OET: Overall B, with A or B in listening, speaking, writing and reading.

For international students

Minimum course admission criteria - Bachelor’s degree or higher OR two years relevant work experience OR evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

IELTS: Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT: 79 Writing 21; TOEFL PBT: 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY: 176 No band less than 169

PTE: 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET: Overall C+

DUELI EAP PROGRAM: EAP 4 (60%)

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

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About Deakin University

Deakin is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment prospects and a university experience that students love.

  • Among top 1% of international universities in 24 study areas
  • Best in student satisfaction in Victoria for ten years
  • Top 50 young university globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry-informed