Highlights

  • Ideal for graduates who do not have an undergraduate degree in accountancy or who need to build on their undergraduate level accounting studies to gain eligibility to progress onto the Australian professional accounting bodies’ respective professional programs
  • Study professional accounting foundation units such as business and corporations law, cost and management accounting and managerial finance
  • Pathway to Master of Business (Professional Accounting)
  • Developed in consultation with industry, our programs incorporate real-world case analysis, activities and workplace projects
  • Units can be studied at our convenient city campus or online
  • Find out more at our upcoming Master of Business information evening.

Highlights

  • Ideal for graduates who do not have an undergraduate degree in accountancy or who need to build on their undergraduate level accounting studies to gain eligibility to progress onto the Australian professional accounting bodies’ respective professional programs
  • Study professional accounting foundation units such as business and corporations law, cost and management accounting and managerial finance
  • Pathway to Master of Business (Professional Accounting)
  • Developed in consultation with industry, our programs incorporate real-world case analysis, activities and workplace projects
  • Units can be studied at our convenient city campus or online
  • Find out more at our upcoming Master of Business information evening.

Why choose this course?

This course is designed to extend your real-world accountancy knowledge and skills. You will be introduced to contemporary issues facing modern businesses such business and corporations law, cost and management accounting and managerial finance.

Real-world learning

Developed in consultation with industry, our programs incorporate real-world case analysis, activities and workplace projects. You will also benefit from meaningful connections with industry leaders and practitioners as they share their insights into essential skills and attributes needed for professional practice.

You will learn how to exercise creativity, independent judgement and critical reflection, to plan, design, adapt and implement strategies and solutions that contribute to real world business practice and research.

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What to expect

This course is designed for graduates who do not have an undergraduate degree in accountancy and wish to obtain a professional accountancy qualification.

If you are looking to change your career direction or enhance your career options, accountancy is a dynamic profession that will provide you with a sustainable, challenging and diverse range of career paths. Professional accountants are in demand nationally and internationally by organisations throughout the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors. Accountants can work in commerce and industry, in public or chartered accounting firms, in government organisations or as individual practitioners.

Accountancy professionals are concerned with the provision, analysis and communication of information to assist resource allocation decisions and compliance. Activities may include financial and operational analysis and projection, application and interpretation of accounting standards, and recording and summarising of transactions and other economic events.

The Graduate Certificate in Business provides you with a pathway to QUT’s Master of Business (Professional Accounting).

Flexible delivery

Units in this postgraduate program are delivered using a mix of face-to-face, online and blended learning technologies. All course materials are placed online including course lecture materials, practical session guides, readings and help guides .

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 can be undertaken either full-time (1 semester).

Requirements

Course code
BS39
CRICOS code
031769E
Delivery
  • Online
  • 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 recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or 

A recognised diploma (or higher qualification) in any discipline and at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience; or

At least five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience.

Minimum academic requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.

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. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 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.

Fees

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

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: $14,800 per course (48 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $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.

Find out more about postgraduate course fees

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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