Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||M696|
M696 was previously titled Graduate Diploma of Accounting.
The Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting provides you with the opportunity to undertake graduate studies towards membership of CPA Australia or entry into the CA Program.
The course will provide you with the skills, technical knowledge and understanding required in accounting and finance, and their application within the broader world of business.
Upon completing the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting you can progress to the Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Commerce, or Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce.
Course Learning Outcomes
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Demonstrate conceptual knowledge of advanced accounting and techniques in auditing and financial management including applications to complex real-world problems.|
|Communication||Draft and present user- friendly reports that clarifies the merits and weaknesses of alternate solutions and makes defensible recommendations.|
|Digital literacy||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
|Critical thinking||Identify potential alternative accounting and financial solutions and evaluate both financial and non-financial costs and benefits of such solutions.|
|Problem solving||Determine ways to resolve a firm’s financial and non-financial constraints through appropriate match with the theoretical solutions and develop a structured implementation plan.|
|Self-management||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
|Teamwork||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
|Global citizenship||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
|Approved by Faculty Board October 2014|
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
The Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting requires students to complete 8 credit points of units comprising 6 credit points of core units and 2 credit points of elective units.
Commerce graduates will normally be precluded from one or more of the units and will be required to undertake substitute units.
Completion of the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting and selecting the correct combination of units in one of our professionally accredited courses, provides the opportunity for students to be eligible to apply for admission to the:
CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia
IPA Program for the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and
Exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Students should consult with a Faculty course adviser to identify the units required by each professional body, and also consult with the professional body. Eligibility may depend on work place experience.
|MAA703||Accounting for Management 1, 2, 4|
|MAA716||Financial Accounting 1, 2|
|MAA725||Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice 1, 2|
|MLC707||Commercial and Corporations Law 1, 2|
|MPA701||Accounting 1, 2|
|MPT753/MPF753||Finance 1, 2, 4 #|
Select 2 credit points of units from:
|MAA705||Corporate Auditing 2, 3, 4|
|MLC703||Principles of Income Tax Law 2, 3, 4|
|MPT781/MPE781||Economics for Managers 1, 2 #|
|MPM701||Business Process Management 1, 2|
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.
Please note: The eligibility of students for membership of any of the accounting accrediting bodies is subject to meeting the requirements of that body and that Deakin makes no representations that individuals will meet those requirements.
Credit for Prior Learning
Credit for prior learning into the Graduate Diploma 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.