Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

Course structure

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, students complete eight units of study (48 credit points), comprising:

  • five core units of study (30 credit points) – three foundation level units (18 credit points) and two advanced level units (12 credit points);
  • three elective units of study (18 credit points).

Core units of study


(i) Foundation

Students must complete the following three foundation units of study (18 credit points):

  • ACCT5001 Accounting Principles
  • CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business
  • FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance.


(ii) Advanced

Students must complete the following two advanced units of study (12 credit points):

  • ACCT5002 Managerial Accounting and Decision Making
  • ACCT6001 Intermediate Financial Reporting.

Elective units of study

Students complete three elective units of study (18 credit points) from the following options:

  • ACCT6007 Contemporary Issues in Auditing
  • ACCT6010 Advanced Financial Reporting
  • BUSS5000 Critical Thinking in Business
  • BUSS5001 Firms, Markets and Business Management
  • CLAW6002 Corporate Structures in Practice
  • CLAW6026 Taxation Law and Practice
  • INFS5000 Accounting Information Systems
  • QBUS5002 Quantitative Methods for Accounting.

Progression guide

The following table illustrates a suggested full-time learning sequence for the eight unit Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting program.

 

YEAR SESSION

UNITS OF STUDY

CREDIT POINTS

Year 1

Semester 1

ACCT5001 Accounting Principles

FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business

elective unit

24

Semester 2

ACCT5002 Managerial Accounting and Decision Making

ACCT6001 Intermediate Financial Reporting

elective unit

elective unit

24

 

48

Please note: The information listed in this example is based on the unit of study offerings for 2014 and is intended as a guide only. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their course in different sequences to that which is listed (including enrolling in units in Summer or Winter School sessions when available). Students are advised to plan their course based upon their individual needs and to contact the Student Information Office if they need any assistance in planning their progression in their degree.