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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting|
Melbourne Burwood Campus, Off campus
|Length||0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$23,120/0.5 EFTSL-$11560* - Full-fee paying place|
Postgraduate Student Administration
|Deakin course code||M506|
M506 was previously titled Graduate Certificate of Accounting.
The Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting provides students with the opportunity to undertake graduate studies towards membership of CPA Australia or entry into the CA Program. 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
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/.
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 1, 2|
|MAA716||Financial Accounting 1, 2|
|MAA725||Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice 1, 2|
|MPA701||Accounting 1, 2|
|MPT753/MPF753||Finance 1, 2 #|
Select a maximum of 2 credit points of units from:
|MAA705||Corporate Auditing 2, 3|
|MLC703||Principles of Income Tax Law 2, 3|
|MLC707||Commercial and Corporations Law 1, 2|
|MPE781||Economics for Managers 1, 2|
|MPT781||Economics for Managers (Tour) #|
|MPM701||Business Process Management 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.
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.
Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
M696 Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting
M720 Master of Professional Accounting
D706 Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce
M775 Master of Accounting Information Systems
M705 Master of Commerce
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.