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Graduate Certificate in Accounting

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    4 months full time

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Kaplan Business School

  • Location:

    NSW|VIC|QLD|SA

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What you'll learn

About this course

Know your numbers, but you don't have an accounting degree? No problem! The Graduate Certificate in Accounting at Kaplan Business School is your first step towards a career as a qualified accountant. It's also ideal if you have a non-accounting qualification and are looking to enhance your skillset.

Over just four units, this course equips you with the framework and fundamental principles of accounting and financial management. You'll study accounting, business and economics, and develop a strong contextual understanding of the complex ecosystem in which global business operates. You'll also have the option of taking elective units, allowing you to tailor your studies to your specific areas of interest.

After graduation, you'll have a solid economic literacy and the basic statistical skills required to analyse data in economics, finance and business management.

Graduates of this course may be eligible for credit towards a master's degree in accounting or business.

Eligibility

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

  • Qualify for mature age entry (ages 21 and above); OR
  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR score of 55, or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed the VCE, OP or SACE; OR
  • Provide an academic letter of recommendation

Kaplan Business School also offers a range of alternative entry pathways if you don't meet these criteria. Enquire now to chat with a course advisor!

Areas of study

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

  • Accounting principles
  • Quantitative methods
  • Economics
  • Business and corporations law
  • Professional communication practice

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Kaplan Business School Kaplan Business School provides holistic business education that equips students with the knowledge, skills and tools required to manage, lead, and succeed in a real work environment.

Kaplan Business School’s qualifications are delivered through a unique blend of practical and theoretical components, and with no exams to study for, students complete assessments that reflect global industry practices.

Kaplan offers an industry placement program that gives students and graduates the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience.
Kaplan Business School supports its students at every stage of the educational journey, and offers personalised, student-driven programs. This includes the unique Career Mentorship Program, which pairs Kaplan students with industry leaders. This gives students the opportunity to build their professional networks and gain valuable industry insights.

Kaplan Business School help their students achieve career success with Careers Central, their on-campus careers services team. Careers Central services include an industry placement service, which enables students to put theory into practice. Search for the perfect job using Career Hub, Kaplan’s online job board. Kaplan students get support in achieving their career goals with 1-on-1 careers coaching.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • New South Wales: Sydney
  • Victoria: Melbourne
  • Queensland: Brisbane
  • South Australia: Adelaide

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Accounting from Kaplan Business School.

This qualification can enhance your skillset in your current role, or allow you to seek employment in accounting and/or finance within a range of public- or private-sector companies. You'll also be eligible to pursue accreditation through Australia's professional accounting bodies.

This course may also act as a pathway for further studies. Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Accounting are eligible for four credits towards the Master of Accounting and the Master of Professional Accounting.

Payment options & support

Finance options

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

Payment plans are available for continuing students from their 2nd trimester onwards.

As part of their commitment to helping individuals reach their educational and career goals, Kaplan Business School also offers a number of scholarships to students in Australia and across the globe, including High Achievers Scholarships, Alumni Scholarships and Regional Scholarships. Enquire now for more information.

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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