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.

What's involved?

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, industry, government and semi-government sectors.

How much will it cost?

2016 fees: AUD 24,800 per year

Where can I study?

Sydney and Melbourne

Entry Requirements

Academic

An associate degree or a three-year diploma from a section 1 Institution in China 

English Language

Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 overall, with at least 6.0 in writing and no score below 5.5 (or equivalent grades)

Find out more about our English language and academic entry requirements.

Course Structure

Course Structure

  • 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. 

Core subjects
ACC544 
Decision Support Tools
ACC566 
Accounting Systems and Processes
ECO511 
Economics for Business
ACC514 
Financial Accounting
ACC539 
Accounting Information Systems
LAW504 
Business and Corporations Law
ACC515   Accounting and Finance
ACC567 
Financial Accounting 2
LAW505 
Taxation 1
ACC512 
Management Accounting for Costs and Control 
ACC518 
Current Developments in Accounting Thought
ACC568 
Auditing

Electives
ACC501
Business Accounting and Finance
ACG504
Communication in Business
HRM502
Human Resource Management
HRM514
International Human Resource Management
HRM528
Strategic Human Resource Management
MGT501
Management Theory and Practice
MGT540 Management of Change
MKT501
Marketing Management
MKT510
Customer Behaviour
MKT520
Managing Project and Service Innovation
MKT550
Global Marketing

Industry Recognition

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.

Career Options

The Master of Professional Accounting opens up a wide range of career opportunities within a range of organisations - across the commerce, industry, government and semi-government sectors.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Progression

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.