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Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting

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This course enables you to study the principles of accounting and finance or take the first step towards becoming a qualified accountant. Our Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting gives you the flexibility to choose units that are right for you.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
M506
Intake Months
Jun

About this course

This course enables you to study the principles of accounting and finance or take the first step towards becoming a qualified accountant.

Our Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting gives you the flexibility to choose units that are right for you. For example, if you're just looking to add accounting skills to progress your career, you have the option to study units that match your interest. If you aspire to apply for the CA program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, you might undertake the units required for this pathway.

After completing this course, you can progress to the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Commerce or Master of Professional Accounting and Finance.

Entry requirements

Minimum admission criteria:

  • Bachelor degree or higher OR
  • two years of relevant work experience, OR
  • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting, students must attain a total of 4 credit points of core units plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at Deakin University.
83.6%
Overall satisfaction
81.2%
Skill scale
68.6%
Teaching scale
92.2%
Employed full-time
$105k
Average salary