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Duration: 
1 year full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face

Applications due 1 March 2018

Overview

Gain the specialist knowledge and skills that will prepare you for a career in the world of professional accounting.

You will develop a strong foundation in conceptual knowledge of accounting procedures and practices. This foundation is complemented by current skills development, focusing on critical thinking, problem solving and creativity.

Graduates can continue into the Master of Business (Accounting) to gain professional recognition, or to undertake prerequisite research units to commence doctoral study.

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Careers

This course could lead to a career as a:

  • general accountant
  • assistant accountant.

Course structure

To attain the Graduate Diploma in Business (Accounting), students will be required to complete 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) consisting of:

  • 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) college core units
  • 36 credit points (equivalent to 3 units) professional core units
  • 12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective units. Students to select from the list provided (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling

Students planning to continue onto Masters study are advised to take BMO6630 Business Research Methods as their elective unit.

Year 1, Semester 1

Year 1, Semester 2

Select 12 credit points (1 unit) from the list of elective units below:

Elective Units (subject to availability)

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Synthesise and critically review knowledge about business systems relevant to accounting practices to make high level, independent technical recommendations.  
  2. Analyse research findings applicable to accounting processes in business environments.  
  3. Justify and interpret theoretical concepts and related knowledge to think critically in the resolution of business and more specifically accounting problems in authentic/contemporary accounting settings.  
  4. Critically apply cross disciplinary knowledge in creative decision making.  
  5. Demonstrate independent judgement in a range of business and accounting-related technical functions in response to contemporary and future business challenges.  
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness of accounting and associated business systems in the support of management decision making.  
  7. Effectively communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.  
  8. Contribute consistently, with personal accountability for outputs in a dynamic 21st century work team, working in an ethical and socially responsible manner.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Full-fee

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

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To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree; OR
    Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate (similar discipline) field.
    Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and four years full-time work experience post-graduation including at least 2 of the 4 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role as approved by the College.
  • Mature: In the absence of a Bachelor/Honours Degree, 7 years full-time work experience including at least 3 of the 7 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role in business, logistics or supply chain management as approved by the College.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

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Direct applications due 1 March 2018.

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