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Overview

  • 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 QUT’s Graduate Diploma in Business (Professional Accounting) and 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 MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.
QUT course code BS39
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 6 months full-time
1 year part-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
External
  • Online
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
Course contact QUT Business School
CRICOS code 031769E

Details

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).

 

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.

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 .

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.

 

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.

 

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline other than an accounting degree gained in Australia or New Zealand.

Alternative entry

Applicants without an undergraduate degree who have at least seven years relevant professional experience may apply for entry.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

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:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Graduate Certificate in Business (Professional 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.

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