Graduate Diploma of Accounting
Who's it for?
The course is designed for students who already have an associate degree or a three-year diploma from a section 1 institution in China. You don't need to have an undergraduate degree in accounting to enrol.
You'll study a total of eight subjects across two sessions, including two elective subjects chosen from a set list. Study topics are designed to give you a solid grounding in professional accounting.
Why should you apply?
The Graduate Diploma of Accounting can be taken as a route into to the 16-subject Master of Professional Accounting, leading to a wide range of career options throughout the commerce, government and semi-government sectors.
How much will it cost?
Find out the Graduate Diploma of Accounting tuition fees
Where can I study?
Sydney and Melbourne
An associate degree or a three-year diploma from a section 1 Institution in China
Academic IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and no score below 5.5 (or equivalent grades) in other bands.
Find out more about our English language and academic entry requirements.
- Undertake and evaluate the conceptual basis of accounting.
- Understand, evaluate and apply the principles of current accounting practice.
- Recognise and analyse the impact of the business environment on accounting theory and its application.
- Understand and apply principles and analytical techniques from economics, commercial law, business communications and the accounting context.
If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma of Accounting, you can progress to the 16-subject Master of Professional Accounting, with a credit of eight subjects. If you pass a further eight subjects, you'll be awarded the master’s qualification. The total duration of both the Graduate Diploma of Accounting and the Master of Professional Accounting is two years, covering 16 subjects.
*Only 8 subjects after Graduate Diploma of Accounting.
- 8 subjects
- 64 credit points
The course consists of 8 subjects. At least 4 subjects must be accounting subjects and no more than 4 subjects can be drawn from the list of restricted electives.
||Accounting Systems & Processes
||Management Accounting for Costs & Control
||Accounting Information Systems
||Accounting & Finance
||Decision Support Tools
||Financial Accounting 2
||Current Developments in Accounting Thought
||Economics for Business
||Business and Corporations Law
||Business Accounting and Finance
||Communication in Business
||Human Resource Management
||International Human Resource Management
||Strategic Human Resource Management
||Management Theory and Practice
||Management of Change
||Managing Project and Service Innovation
From the CSU Study Centres Graduate Diploma of Accounting you can progress to the Master of Professional Accounting, which is accredited by:
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
- CPA Australia.
The Charles Sturt University Master of Professional Accounting program is an ideal platform for a dynamic and exciting business career. As well as meeting the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia, our program provides practical and relevant skills, opening the way to many vocational choices in areas of financial management, public practice, commerce and industry, government and semi-government organisations, and accounting education.