Graduate Certificate in Accounting
The start of a professional career in accounting
Explore accounting essentials in this 6-month business course. You’ll cover accounting processes and professional skills. Through courses in economics and legal studies, you’ll explore the accountant's role in the business community.
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Course Learning Outcome
- Develop and analyse fundamental issues and theories from a discipline area based on specific judgments to critical application in business practices..
- Apply ethical and cultural practices in challenging interpersonal, organisational and governance issues in business environments.
- Develop discipline knowledge and skills in a specialised management area integrating global perspectives, problems solving and leadership skills.
- Communicate disciplinary advice, professional knowledge and ideas on complex issues orally or through written communication in a business or public context.
- Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills at an appropriate level to demonstrate responsible behaviour towards various cultural contexts.
Completion of this course opens opportunities in a variety of roles in the accounting and financial services industry. The course will also enhance the financial knowledge and skills of business owners and managers in any industry.
Completed Bachelor Degree
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows:
- Overall Score 6.5
Applicants or students that can provide supporting documents to verify they already know, understand and can perform the learning outcomes for one or more units within a Southern Cross course, are eligible to have their prior learning assessed for credit by submitting an application for Advanced Standing.
More information can found in Credit for Recognition of Prior Learning - Southern Cross University (scu.edu.au)
Accountants count – literally – on their proficiency as highly organised, precise and committed professionals.
If these qualities add up for you, then this six-month course is perfect preparation for a career in accounting and finance.
The Graduate Certificate in Accounting is flexible, allowing you to focus on the areas that most interest you. Topics include business and managerial accounting, financial reporting, contemporary issues in accounting, economics and quantitative analysis, finance, information systems and legal studies.
Multiple career opportunities exist for graduates within accounting and financial services. This course is also a pathway towards our industry-accredited Master of Professional Accounting.
Recommended Study Pattern
ACCT5001 Business Accounting
BUSN5003 Management Communication
LEGL5001 Legal Studies
To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Accounting students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units.