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Graduate Diploma in Business (Professional Accounting)

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Gardens Point
External (Online)
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
CRICOS
069962B

Highlights

  • Complete the course in one year full-time and study online
  • Opportunity to progress on to the Master of Business (Professional Accounting)
  • Complete in 2 semesters full-time or 4 semesters part-time.
  • Study business and corporations law, cost and management accounting, financial accounting, managerial finance, electronic commerce cycles, and economics and data analysis
  • Graduates meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia, and with additional two units completed outside of the Graduate Diploma in Business, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA); and be recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The relevant units are noted in the course structure
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

Highlights

  • Complete the course in one year full-time and study online
  • Opportunity to progress on to the Master of Business (Professional Accounting)
  • Complete in 2 semesters full-time or 4 semesters part-time.
  • Study business and corporations law, cost and management accounting, financial accounting, managerial finance, electronic commerce cycles, and economics and data analysis
  • Graduates meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia, and with additional two units completed outside of the Graduate Diploma in Business, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA); and be recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The relevant units are noted in the course structure
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

What to expect

If you are interested in changing your career direction or enhancing your career options, this course provides you with a solid core in accounting studies and ensures you meet the academic requirements of the Australian professional accounting bodies.

Professional accountants are in increasing demand nationally and internationally by organisations throughout the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Career outcomes

Professional recognition

The selection of relevant units can extend your prior degree studies in accounting to meet the academic requirements for enrolment in the professional programs offered by CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA); or towards registration as a tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

If your prior degree is not in accounting, you will meet the academic component of requirements for enrolment in the professional program offered by CPA Australia. Graduates seeking to meet the academic requirements for enrolment in the professional programs offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) will be required to complete a minimum of 24 credit points (2 units) in addition to the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Business (Professional Accounting). The selection of relevant units may also extend your studies towards registration as a tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Graduates who complete relevant units may also be eligible for exemptions in the qualifying programs for membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Professional recognition

The selection of relevant units can extend your prior degree studies in accounting to meet the academic requirements for enrolment in the professional programs offered by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA); or towards registration as a tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

If your prior degree is not in accounting, you will meet the academic component of requirements for enrolment in the professional program offered by CPA Australia. Graduates seeking to meet the academic requirements for enrolment in the professional programs offered by CAANZ and IPA will be required to complete a minimum of 24 credit points (2 units) in addition to the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Business (Professional Accounting). The selection of relevant units may also extend your studies towards registration as a tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Graduates who complete relevant units may also be eligible for exemptions in the qualifying programs for membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Course articulation

Articulation into the Master of Business (Professional Accounting) may be available, depending on the units completed. For more information please contact the QUT Business School on phone 07 3138 2050 or email bus@qut.edu.au

Possible careers

  • Accountant

Requirements

Course code
BS79
CRICOS code
069962B
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time
  • 1 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • February and July

Academic entry requirement

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline other than an accounting degree gained in Australia or New Zealand with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

 

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirement

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline other than an accounting degree gained in Australia or New Zealand with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

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, Singapore, 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
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English 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 within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
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.

2019

2019: $27,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $31,600 per year full-time (96 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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A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
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