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Graduate Diploma of Accounting^
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Accounting|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||1 year full time or part time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$26,960* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||073434C|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||M696|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Students who commenced this course prior to 2012 should discuss unit selections with their enrolment officer.
^ To be retitled Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting from Trimester 2, 2013.
The Graduate Diploma of 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 Accounting you can progress to the Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Commerce, or Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce.
The Graduate Diploma of 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 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 1, 2|
|MAA716||Financial Accounting 1, 2|
|MAA725||Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice 1, 2|
|MLC707||Commercial and Corporations Law 1, 2|
|MPA701||Accounting 1, 2|
|MPF753||Finance 1, 2|
Select 2 credit points of units from:
|MAA705||Corporate Auditing 2, 3|
|MLC703||Principles of Income Tax Law 2, 3|
|MPE781||Economics for Managers 1|
|MPM701||Business Process Management 1|
Other postgraduate units may be taken subject to the approval of the Course Team Chair.
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. Alternate entry is also available upon completion of the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP):
Successful completion of M506 Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting allows students to articulate into this course.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
Credit for prior learning into the Graduate Diploma of 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.