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Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    Online
    On Campus
    Blended

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

A career change could be just six months away with the flexible Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting from Curtin University.

Covering a range of specialised accounting topics, this course ensures students from a wide variety of disciplines will graduate with a broad base of accounting knowledge. You'll study management accounting and cost terms, explore costing systems, behaviours, methods and planning, and learn budgeting and specialised accounting information systems - and no previous accounting study is required.

This course can be followed by the Diploma in Professional Accounting from Curtin University, which provides further specialisation in accounting practices,

and is recognised by CPA Australia. With the graduate certificate, you're setting yourself up for a rewarding career across a wide range of industries - and you can complete the course in just six months.

Available to study via your choice of online, on-campus or blended delivery, this flexible course fits easily into your schedule - growing your career opportunities without requiring you to sacrifice your lifestyle. Where you go next is up to you!

Last modified: 19 Jan 2017

Eligibility

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed a bachelor's degree in a field other than accounting; OR
  • Have significant and relevant work experience (typically at least five years)

Regardless of your chosen area of study, Curtin University also requires that you demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

Areas of study

In this accounting course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Intermediate management accounting
  • Intermediate financial accounting
  • Fundamentals of business and corporations law
  • Financial principles and analysis

You may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2016, Curtin University is a top-tier institution that puts innovation at the heart of its teaching philosophy.

Thanks to a combination of strong industry partnerships and a commitment to carrying out high-impact research, Curtin brings together some of the most respected researchers from around the globe and offers its students the opportunity to study and conduct research through more than 60 research centres, institutes and collaborations.

Curtin University’s core mission is to transform lives and communities through education. Its dedication to education access is reflected in the university’s array of scholarships and financial assistance programs, its years of experience offering courses online, and innovative initiatives such as its Autism Academy program – a program that aims to harness the unique talents of young people with Autism to provide pathways into the ICT industry.

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Curtin University offers a broad range of student support services to help you perform at your best.Online students have 24-hour access to Curtin’s online learning platform, Blackboard, where they can interact with coursework, submit assignments and collaborate with fellow students. If you encounter any technical problems, Curtin’s IT support team is contactable from 6am-11pm every day during the semester. Curtin also runs free study skills workshops and student mentoring programs on campus to help you progress through your course.

The university also provides support for online and on-campus students that extends beyond your academic studies. This includes free counseling sessions, disability support services and careers advice through its Careers Centre.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting from Curtin University.

Graduates can seek employment in accounting, bookkeeping and administrative roles in a range of industries across the private and public sectors.

You may also choose to advance your knowledge by undertaking further study: the Diploma in Professional Accounting is available for graduates seeking to build on their accounting base, or to obtain a qualification recognised by CPA Australia.

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Accountant
  • Accounts Officer
  • Finance Officer
  • Bank Branch Manager
  • Bookkeeper Assistant
  • Accounts Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Curtin University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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