The Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting equips you with foundational professional skills suitable for a career in accounting. On completion of this award, you can articulate to the Master of Professional Accounting which is accredited by the professional accounting bodies in Australia. You will receive full credit for the units completed in the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting.
For graduates looking to redirect their career, this course is for you. It is suitable for persons who are interested in employment in accounting and financial management orientated careers. Potential fields of employment include financial accounting, management accounting, taxation auditing, teaching finance, banking management, administration, consulting or business advisory services.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradDipProfAcct|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Diploma|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
To gain entry to this course, students must have:
- A non-accounting undergraduate degree in any discipline from an Australian university, or equivalent from an overseas institution; or
- An AQF equivalent accounting bachelor degree received from an overseas institution or organisation, that does not meet accreditation with an Australian Accounting registration body for associate membership purposes.
Students who have successfully completed the CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting will be eligible to apply for credit for units already completed.
No information is available at this time.
|Interim Awards||CC38 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting|
|Exit Awards||CC38 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting|
|Learned Society Accreditiation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
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|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concept|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 8||Total credit points: 48|
Students must complete the following eight units.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|ACCT20070||Accounting in Australia|
|ECON20039||Economics for Managers|
|LAWS20058||Australian Commercial Law|
|STAT20029||Statistics for Managerial Decisions|
|ACCT20071||Foundations in Accounting|
|ACCT20072||Accounting Systems and Information Assurance|
|ACCT20076||Foundations of Management Accounting|