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|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting|
Melbourne Burwood Campus, Off campus
|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.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
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 alone does not grant eligibility for entry as an Associate member of CPA Australia, or meet the educational requirements for entry into the CA program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). The appropriate selection of units provides the opportunity for further studies to be undertaken towards entry to either of the professional accounting bodies.
|MAA703||Accounting for Management (B, X) 1, 2|
|MAA716||Financial Accounting (B, X) 1, 2|
|MAA725||Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice (B, X) 1, 2|
|MLC707||Commercial and Corporations Law (B, X) 1, 2|
|MPA701||Accounting (B, X) 1, 2|
|MPT753/MPF753||Finance (B, X) 1,2 #|
Select 2 credit points of units from:
|MAA705||Corporate Auditing (B, X) 2, 3|
|MLC703||Principles of Income Tax Law (B, X) 2, 3|
|MPE781||Economics for Managers (B, X) 1, 2|
|MPT781||Economics for Managers (Tour) #|
|MPM701||Business Process Management (B, X) 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.
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 or CPA programs 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 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.