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Graduate Diploma of Accounting
Type: Graduate Diploma
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
CRICOS: 070184G
Duration: 1 year Full time
Fees: AUD 31,936 / Annual
Course Intakes: FEB- JUL- JUN- MAR- OCT

Graduate Diploma of Accounting

Extend your knowledge of professional accounting with the Graduate Diploma of Accounting from Charles Sturt University. If you have a non-accounting background, this course allows you to build your skills by combining professional accounting studies with broad-based business studies.

  • Course Overview
  • Course Details
  • Admission Requirements
  • English Requirements

The Diploma of Accounting centres on studies in accounting and related disciplines so you can build on your non-accounting undergraduate studies and work experience. This course consists of eight subjects: four accounting subjects and four electives chosen to meet your career needs.

  • Valuable skill setYou'll study the conceptual basis and principles of accounting practice, the impact of the business environment on accounting theory and its application, and regulatory requirements controlling the accounting process. You'll also learn to understand and apply principles and analytical techniques from economics, commercial law, business communications and quantitative methods in the accounting context.
  • Flexible study optionsOnline study is a time-efficient way to complete a postgraduate course with minimal impact on your professional and personal commitments. You'll learn using learning techniques that include online study materials, video-captured lectures, online meetings and subject forums. You can also fast-track your degree by completing up to four subjects in a session.
  • Learn with a dedicated teamOur staff are industry experts who bridge the gap between the theories of your studies and their application in the workplace. They are committed to providing quality teaching in a supportive learning environment.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects)

The course consists of 12 subjects (96) as follows:

ACG511 Interpreting and Communicating Accounting
ECO511 Economics for Business
ACG512 Data Analysis for Financial Decision-making
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
ACG508 Accounting Standards, Application and Disclosures
ACG513 Contemporary Cost Accounting for Management Decision-making
LAW533 Taxation Principles and Application
ACG509 Global Perspectives of Accounting
FIN516 Corporate Finance
ACG514 Ethics, Governance and Developments in Accounting Thought
ACG510 Risk Based Auditing
One Restricted Elective

 

Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects)

The course consists of 16 subjects (128) as follows:

ACG511 Interpreting and Communicating Accounting
ECO511 Economics for Business
ACG512 Data Analysis for Financial Decision-making
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
ACG508 Accounting Standards, Application and Disclosures
ACG513 Contemporary Cost Accounting for Management Decision-making
LAW533 Taxation Principles and Application
ACG509 Global Perspectives of Accounting
FIN516 Corporate Finance
ACG514 Ethics, Governance and Developments in Accounting Thought
ACG510 Risk Based Auditing
Five Restricted Electives

Restricted electives

Restricted electives to be selected from the following list:

ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance (available only in the first session of study)
FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investment Analysis
FIN535 Strategic & Contemporary Financial Issues
FIN560 Financial Planning
FIN562 Risk Management and Insurance
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM512 Values and Conflicts in Organisations
HRM514 Cross Cultural and International HRM
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
JST536 Emerging Issues and Professional Practices in Trans-national Crime Investigations (16 points)
JST529 Contemporary Issues in Financial Crime (16 points)
JST538 Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Due Diligence
JST545 Money Laundering
JST548 Cryptocurrencies and Anti Money Laundering
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
MGT501 Contemporary Management
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT530 International Business
MGT540 Management of Change
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT510 Customer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT550 Global Marketing

 

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

The course consists of 4 subjects and is designed to allow students to choose subjects from the list of core Master of Professional Accounting subjects to best meet their individual needs. Students may make up their course from the following subjects:

ACG511 Interpreting and Communicating Accounting
ECO511 Economics for Business
ACG512 Data Analysis for Financial Decision-making
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
ACG508 Accounting Standards, Application and Disclosures
ACG513 Contemporary Cost Accounting for Management Decision-making
LAW533 Taxation Principles and Application
ACG509 Global Perspectives of Accounting
FIN516 Corporate Finance
ACG514 Ethics, Governance and Developments in Accounting Thought
ACG510 Risk Based Auditing

 

Graduate Diploma of Accounting

The course consists of 8 subjects.  At least 4 subjects must be selected from the following list with the remaining subjects selected from the list of restricted electives (to make a total of 64 points).

ACG511 Interpreting and Communicating Accounting
ECO511 Economics for Business
ACG512 Data Analysis for Financial Decision-making
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
ACG508 Accounting Standards, Application and Disclosures
ACG513 Contemporary Cost Accounting for Management Decision-making
LAW533 Taxation Principles and Application
ACG509 Global Perspectives of Accounting
FIN516 Corporate Finance
ACG514 Ethics, Governance and Developments in Accounting Thought
ACG510 Risk Based Auditing

Restricted electives

Maximum of 4 restricted electives from the following list:

ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance (available only in the first session of study)
FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investment Analysis
FIN535 Strategic & Contemporary Financial Issues
FIN560 Financial Planning
FIN562 Risk Management and Insurance
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM512 Values and Conflicts in Organisations
HRM514 Cross Cultural and International HRM
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
JST536 Emerging Issues and Professional Practices in Trans-national Crime Investigations (16)
JST529 Contemporary Issues in Financial Crime (16)
JST538 Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Due Diligence
JST545 Money Laundering
JST548 Cryptocurrencies and Anti Money Laundering
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
MGT501 Contemporary Management
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT530 International Business
MGT540 Management of Change
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT510 Customer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT550 Global Marketing

International students must meet minimum academic and English language requirements to be eligible to study with us.

Minimum academic requirements

Entry requirements for Charles Sturt University courses vary from country to country.

Basic entry requirement information is listed below as a guide only. Some courses have specific academic requirements for international students.

All applications are assessed on a case by case basis.

Exam Type Overall Score (min) Speaking(min) Reading(min) Writing(min) Listening(min)
IELTS 6 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5

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