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  • Discipline studies designed to extend your real-world accounting knowledge and skills.
  • In certain circumstances, you may have the opportunity to build on your undergraduate accounting studies to gain eligibility for enrolment in the Australian professional accounting bodies’ respective professional programs.
  • Study contemporary business issues such as taxation law and practice, financial accounting and reporting, and auditing for assurance
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business.
  • Complete in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time at our convenient city campus.
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.
QUT course code BS39
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 6 months full-time
1 year part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
Course contact QUT Business School
CRICOS code 031769E
  • Accountant
  • Actuary


This course is designed to provide foundation knowledge, research and skills appropriate to the accountancy profession. Certain units may assist with preparation for the professional programs offered by CPA Australia, the Chartered Accountants  Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) as part of their respective membership requirements, and for the Chartered Financial Analysts program.

The Graduate Certificate in Business is an excellent re-introduction to tertiary learning and an opportunity to update skills or utilise as a pathway to higher level study. This course allows graduates from recognised universities to either extend prior degree studies in accounting or provide the requisite foundation for higher level study.

Career outcomes

Upon completion, students may be eligible to articulate to the Master of Business (Accounting) program.

Positions for employment may include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Financial Analyst
  • Wealth Management Consultant
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Funds Manager
  • Investment Manager
  • Property Development.

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.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Graduate Certificate in Business (Accounting)

Important Note: To ensure that the program builds on your prior academic and work experience and is consistent with your planned professional development, each accountancy student should have a program plan. You will be able to obtain your plan after consultation with the Discipline Coordinator.

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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in accounting.


Course fees

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

2019: $13,700 per course (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: $13,100 per course (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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.

Find out if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all postgraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Graduate Certificate in Business (Accounting)

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Application for postgraduate course admission form (PDF file, 234.35 KB)


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