Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting
Pivot towards a career in accounting
Reinvent yourself as an accountant. You’ll develop a strategic view of accounting and explore corporate finance. Study with people aligned to your future career and make new industry connections. Graduate with a professional accounting qualification.
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With a network of campuses spanning three cities in South East Queensland, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from over one hundred countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.
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What you'll learn
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting will have a body of advanced knowledge of theoretical and technical accounting concepts which includes a selection of accounting and governance, management accounting, finance, economics, quantitative methods, and commercial law within the accounting field.
You may find career opportunities in government administration, business planning, cost and management accounting, taxation, finance and banking, treasury, foreign exchange, superannuation, consulting, insurance, and manufacturing.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, an applicant must:
- hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognized University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale)
- OR have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a relevant field.
Completion of this Graduate Certificate is a pathway into the Masters of Professional Accounting, where applicants may be eligible for 40 credit points of credit.
The online program is not available to International students studying in Australia on a student visa.
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 program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
- OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFLOR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
- OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English)
- OR C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
International students who successfully complete the Direct Entry Program (DEP) will satisfy the English Language requirements for this Griffith degree.
Credit for previous study or work
Reduce the time it takes to finish your degree. You can apply to Griffith to recognise your prior learning, including:
- Formal learning through courses completed at uni and TAFE.
- Informal learning through workplace experience or volunteer training.
- Non-formal learning through social experiences and hobbies.
This program is designed for graduates who are from a non-accounting undergraduate degree and who are looking to have a change in their career direction, or wanting to obtain a professional accounting qualification, or wanting to explore a diverse possibilities of career paths. The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting provides you with a pathway to Griffith's Masters of Professional Accounting. The program is designed to be industry relevant in that the program includes case studies, active learning and integrates accounting information systems into the accounting courses. You have the opportunity to meet, hear and make connections with key industry players, professional bodies and practitioners. As a student of Griffith University, you have access to internships, mentors and a host of seminars, all of which are designed to develop and market your professional skills to future employers.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
- Accounting and Governance
- Management Accounting and Strategy
- Principles of Business and Corporations Law
- Corporate Finance
As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, a student must acquire 40 credit points.