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Overview

Early graduation options

You may be able to graduate sooner with:

  • 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.
QUT course code BS79
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
2 years 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 069962B
Careers
  • Accountant

Details

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.

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

Units

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

Students complete eight core units (96 credit points):

  • Business and Corporations Law
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Managerial Finance
  • Electronic Commerce Cycles
  • Economics and Data Analysis

Details of the units can be found in the sample course structure.

Entry 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).

 

Course fees

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

2018: $26,000 per year full-time (96 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.

Apply

How to apply for Graduate Diploma 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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