Highlights

  • Provides advanced theoretical, technical and practical knowledge and skills to investigate fraud and accounting related situations.
  • Enhance your accounting career through a formal additional qualification in a growing professional area.
  • The only postgraduate forensic accounting degree offered by a Queensland university.
  • On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business (Forensic Accounting) students may be eligible for credit towards a Master of Business (Accounting).
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

Highlights

  • Provides advanced theoretical, technical and practical knowledge and skills to investigate fraud and accounting related situations.
  • Enhance your accounting career through a formal additional qualification in a growing professional area.
  • The only postgraduate forensic accounting degree offered by a Queensland university.
  • On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business (Forensic Accounting) students may be eligible for credit towards a Master of Business (Accounting).
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

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What to expect

If you are interested in working in a growing area of professional accountancy and enhancing your career prospects with a specialised qualification, then forensic accounting is the right course for you.

The Graduate Certificate in Business (Forensic Accounting) provides students with specialised forensic accounting knowledge, investigative abilities and technical expertise, skills which are anticipated to be in strong demand across a broad range of industries including government departments, law firms, accountancy firms and a range of industries within the banking and finance sectors. Forensic accounting will equip you to uncover individual fraud or financial corruption within organisations as well as the ability to mine, analyse and visualise large data sets and present business intelligence reports.

Specifically, the Graduate Certificate in Business (Forensic Accounting) focuses on forensic accounting evidence gathering, expert witness reporting, analytics, data mining, business intelligence, technological skills (including SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3, advanced MS Access and Excel) and oral and written communication – areas that have been identified as key areas of importance by forensic accounting professionals.

The course is suitable for recent accounting graduates and accounting professionals working in industry who seek to enhance their career prospects with a specialised qualification in forensic accounting.

Business advantage

The QUT Business School’s Business Advantage program is a free program offered to all business students. It can help you develop skills through interaction, discussion, cooperation and debate with other students, business, government, education and community leaders. The program includes: guest presentations from inspiring industry, community and university leaders; sessions focused on specific social and professional skills; challenging interaction aimed at developing skills through new experiences; and provides a certificate of completion for students to include in their resume or portfolio. Not only does this program offer you excellent networking opportunities, but also the opportunity to gain highly relevant experiences and skills that you can apply throughout your career.

Details and units

Students are required to complete 4 units (48 credit points). The course can be undertaken either full-time (1 semester) or part-time (2 semesters).

Students are required to complete 4 units (48 credit points). The course must be undertaken as full-time (1 semester).

Requirements

Course code
BS39
CRICOS code
031769E
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
6 months full-time
1-2 years part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
  • A completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in accounting; or

  • A completed diploma (or higher qualification) in accounting, with at least two years full-time (or equivalent part-time) professional experience in the field of accounting; or

  • Five years full-time (or equivalent part-time) professional experience in the field of accounting.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in accounting.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $14,200 per course (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $16,500 per course (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

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