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Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting - CC38

If you are seeking a career in accounting, then the Graduate Certificate in Accounting is a great option for you. You will develop business and accounting skills in line with requirements from the major Australian professional accounting bodies.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/24

DURATION

0.5 years full-time, 1 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Online

CRICOS

084204D

CQUniversity's Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is excellent preparation to develop a career in accounting.

In this course, you will begin to develop business and accounting skills in line with requirements from the major Australian professional accounting bodies.

If you are a postgraduate student wanting to develop a career in accounting but do not meet the criteria for the Master of Professional Accounting you may consider enrolling in this course. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be allowed to enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting and will receive credit for the units completed in the Graduate Certificate.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete a total of four core units.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

CQUniversity’s suite of postgraduate accounting options is designed to help you redirect your career towards accounting. Our professional accounting courses prepare you for employment in accounting and financial management orientated careers. No matter your level of experience in accounting, you will find the right course to suit your career aspirations.

BROAD COURSE OPTIONS
Our suite of professional accounting courses allows you to choose the course that suits your experience and your career aspirations. Choose from:

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate, you can transition seamlessly into the Graduate Diploma, and following the Graduate Diploma, you can progress into the Master of Professional Accounting.

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS
Our postgraduate accounting courses are available to study on campus in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney or online. This means that you will benefit from the flexibility to study where and how it suits you. If you are an online student, you will benefit from the latest in learning technology that keeps you connected and supported throughout your studies. You will not need to attend any residential schools for these courses so you can enjoy the online flexibility that these courses offer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 1 - 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2023Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3 - 2023Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3 - 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 1 - 2024Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2024Available Online
Term 3 - 2023Available Online
Term 3 - 2024Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

To gain entry to this course, students must have:

- A non-accounting undergraduate degree in any discipline from an Australian university, or equivalent from an overseas institution; or

- An AQF equivalent accounting bachelor degree received from an overseas institution or organisation, that does not meet accreditation with an Australian Accounting registration body for associate membership purposes, or

- A minimum of five years of relevant accounting experience, or

- A minimum of ten years of relevant business experience.


Relevant business experience is considered to be any experience in the conduct or administration of a business enterprise.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

There are no recommended study requirements.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting, you will have made the first steps on the way to a successful accounting career. To continue your studies towards qualifying as an accountant, you will need to enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$11,919.00

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year. Your actual fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees

Government assistance loans

If you are paying full fees for your course, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP which is an Australian Government loan scheme that you can use to defer payments for all or part of your tuition fees. Learn more about paying for university

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Other study costs

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for Western Australian residents or those who want to study in Western Australia.
  • Option 2: Ideal for all other states.

Option 1: Western Australian residents and those who want to study in Western Australia

If you live in Western Australia or are planning to study in Western Australia, apply via our ApplyCQUni portal.

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Option 2: Ideal for those who live in any of the following states - Apply direct

If you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application directly to CQUniversity.
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