Graduate Diploma of Accounting
CRICOS Course Code: 070184G
Immerse yourself in professional accounting
Study this postgraduate accounting course at Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Melbourne or Sydney and gain a solid grounding in professional accounting. After successful completion you can progress to the 16-subject Master of Professional Accounting.
About the course
This course develops an understanding of accounting and the broader business environment through opportunities to study economics, commercial law and business communications. Across this one-year course you will study eight subjects, including two electives.
Who is this course for?
You should choose this course if you do not have an undergraduate accounting degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) or are considering progression from this course to the 16-subject Master of Professional Accounting.
Applicants will normally be required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution or an equivalent qualification, however other academic and/or professional qualifications will also be considered.
What will you study?
You will study eight subjects across one year, worth 64 credit points.
You must complete:
- at least four core accounting subjects
- no more than four elective subjects.
You will study at least four of the following core subjects.
Subject Code Accounting Systems and Processes ACC566 Management Accounting for Costs and Control ACC512 Accounting Information Systems ACC539 Financial Accounting ACC514 Accounting and Finance ACC515 Design Support Tools ACC544 Financial Accounting 2 ACC567 Auditing ACC568 Current Developments in Accounting Thought ACC518 Economics for Business ECO511 Business and Corporations Law LAW504 Taxation 1 LAW505
Choose no more than four elective subjects from the list below.
Subject Code Business Accounting and Finance ACC501 Communication in Business* ACG504 Human Resource Management HRM502 International Human Resource Management HRM514 Strategic Human Resource Management HRM528 Management Theory and Practice MGT501 Strategic Management MGT510 Management of Change MGT540 Marketing Management MKT501 Customer Behaviour MKT510 Managing Project and Service Innovation MKT520 Global Marketing MKT550
Upon successful completion of the program you will be awarded your Diploma and be eligible for admission to the Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects), which is accredited by two professional accounting bodies. Progression is based on professional attainment and/ work experience. You will also receive credit for applicable subjects.
Accounting career opportunities
The Charles Sturt University Master of Professional Accounting program is an ideal platform for a dynamic and exciting business career. As a graduate of this program, you can go on to study a Masters, which could lead to a range of vocations in areas such as:
- financial management
- public practice
- commerce and industry
- government and semi-government organisation
- accounting education.
Postgraduate entry requirements
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Find out the tuition fees and other costs for your chosen postgraduate program at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.