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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting|
Melbourne Burwood Campus, Off campus
|Duration||0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||M506|
M506 was previously titled Graduate Certificate of Accounting.
Upon completing the Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting students can progress to the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting^, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Commerce, Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce.
^ previously titled Graduate Diploma of Accounting
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
The Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting requires students to complete four units totalling 4 credit points.
Select a minimum of 2 credit points of units from:
|MAA703||Accounting for Management (B, X) 1, 2, 4|
|MAA716||Financial Accounting (B, X) 1, 2|
|MAA725||Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice (B, X) 1, 2, 4|
|MPA701||Accounting (B, X) 1, 2|
|MPT753/MPF753||Finance (B, X) 1, 2, 4 #|
Select a maximum of 2 credit points of units from:
|MAA705||Corporate Auditing (B, X) 2, 3, 4|
|MLC703||Principles of Income Tax Law (B, X) 2, 3, 4|
|MLC707||Commercial and Corporations Law (B, X) 1, 2|
|MPT781/MPE781||Economics for Managers (B, X) 1, 2 #|
|MPM701||Business Process Management (B, X) 1, 2|
*Or any unit(s) not previously studied as listed in the Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting.
Other postgraduate units may be taken subject to the approval of the Course Team Chair.
# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.
1 Required by CPA Australia for Associate (foundation level) Membership.
2 Required by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia for entry to the CA Program.
3 For candidates who have completed an accredited degree in Australia, this unit may be taken as part of the CPA program. Other students must complete the unit before becoming an Associate Member of CPA Australia.
4 For candidates who would like to obtain exemptions to the ACCA program.
Students should carefully note the trimesters when units are offered to ensure that all required units can be completed in the appropriate time frame.
Students who wish to enter the CA, CPA programs or exemptions to the ACCA program are advised that it is their responsibility to ensure that they take the appropriate units required for entry.
Students who have completed prior undergraduate or graduate units in accounting or other core knowledge areas are advised to have their qualifications assessed by their preferred professional organisation to ensure they complete the correct units.
Credit for prior learning into the Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies. There are negotiated credit for prior learning arrangements in place for CPA members.