Graduate Certificate in Accounting Advisory and Technology
Welcome to the new world of accounting
Get familiar and confident with emerging technological trends in accounting. Enhance your advisory and communication skillset with data visualisation and storytelling. Thrill your clients with cutting-edge analysis, forecasting and reporting.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 31 Oct 21
Australia's largest dual-sector institute, offering both TAFE and higher education, RMIT University proudly delivers work-related education and practical research relevant to current business and community needs. More than 60,000 students study with RMIT, and many of their degrees are available through Open Universities Australia.
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Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Promote and develop client and customer relationships centred around trust, insights, and value-adding accounting and advisory techniques.
- Investigate and integrate technologies to define opportunities that deliver business efficiency, quality, or knowledge benefits.
- Analyse business data and industry trends and synthesise financial and non-financial data sources.
- Derive insights and make recommendations using data visualisation and storytelling strategies.
- Formulate and effectively communicate business success strategies that identify new avenues for value and growth leveraging technologies.
By the end of this program, you’ll also have the skills to formulate and communicate financial analysis, forecasts, and reports to advisory clients. This program will also enable you to choose from a breadth of electives, that can be selected from your relevant sector or interest, including law, cryptofinance, blockchain, artificial intelligence and more.
Graduate with a globally recognised degree from a leading Australian university.
An Australian Bachelor of Accounting or equivalent, or higher-level qualification from a recognised tertiary institution, or a Bachelor of Business plus two years of relevant work experience.
Work and Life
If you don't have these academic qualifications, you may be eligible for entrance into this program if you have a minimum of 5 years full-time Equivalent (FTE) work experience in either an accounting, business management, or information systems field. Evidence of working in an accounting related role is required. Applicants will need to submit a CV.
English Proficiency Requirements
International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. You can provide your results from one of these three options:
- an accepted English language proficiency test, or
- an accepted English language provider, or
- a recognised Australian or international qualification.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Australian Student Visas
RMIT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Accounting Advisory and Technology does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT’s on campus programs visit rmit.edu.au.
Develop strategic advisory and data insight capabilities to navigate complex problems and provide business advice for clients. Utilise emerging technology to contribute to the future of accounting as an innovator for strategic change.
Recommended Study Pattern
- Emerging Technologies in Accounting
- Visualising and Communicating Insights in Business
- Strategic Advisory for Accounting
- Option course
Choose your subjects
Emerging Technologies in Accounting
Critically examine emerging technological trends, their impact on accounting practice and processes, and their ability to solve accounting-related problems. Identify and consider ethical, security, and governance implications of technology in accounting and how they can be integrated to help build stakeholder trust.
Visualising and Communicating Insights in Business
Learn how to develop different types of visualisations from various data sources and craft a narrative based on insights extracted to deliver on stakeholders’ needs.
Strategic Advisory for Accounting
Develop the capacity to effectively respond to the needs of advisory clients by formulating and communicating financial analysis, forecasts, reports, and strategy. In this course, you’ll get the opportunity to prepare for an advisory relationship with a client to develop their business and financial goals. You’ll identify value add opportunities and develop short and long-term strategies and communicate complex problems and solutions to clients.
For this course, choose one from the following courses or two-course Future Skills combinations:
Blockchain and the Cryptoeconomy
Understand the fundamentals and impact of blockchain, and work with leading industry experts to build a real-world strategy for your business.
This course explores the fundamentals of money and cryptofinance, as well as the financial and valuation theories of cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum.
Customer Relationships and Influencing Stakeholders
This course examines the effective and successful management of customer and stakeholder relationships. You will learn effective communication strategies to consult with clients and foster relationships built on empathy, engagement and the provision of value.
Data and Privacy in the Digital Age
In this course, you will develop an advanced understanding of the key principles of Australian and international privacy laws.
Digital Transformation Strategy and Governance
This course lays down the strategy and governance groundwork required for a digital transformation
Law and Policy for Emerging Technologies
This course examines the emergence of new technologies and business models over the past decade and the impact that they have had on society, ethics, law, regulation and policy.
Developing AI Strategy & Cyber Security Risk and Governance
The Developing Artificial Intelligence Strategy component will equip you with a deep understanding of AI and effective strategies, frameworks and approaches to navigate this emerging technology area its applications within organisations and society. The Cyber Security Risk and Governance component will expose you to the importance of cyber security and the theory and practices of good governance.
Developing Blockchain & Strategy & Cyber Security Risk and Governance
The Developing Blockchain Strategy component will equip you with a deep understanding of blockchain technology and its applications through a societal lens. The Cyber Security Risk and Governance component will expose you to the importance of cyber security and the theory and practices of good governance.
Digital Leadership & Digital Marketing Strategy
The Digital Leadership component will teach you to lead high-performing agile teams and develop the capability to drive results in an age of accelerating digital disruption. The Digital Marketing Strategy will teach you everything you need to develop and roll out successful digital marketing strategies.
Digital Leadership & Customer Experience Strategy and Design
The Digital Leadership component will teach you to lead high-performing agile teams and develop the capability to drive results in an age of accelerating digital disruption. The Custmer Experience Strategy and Design module will help you in understanding the customer and giving them what they need is more important than ever.