Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting
Take your first step towards life as an accredited accountant
This pathway course is perfect for students who don't have a background in accounting. You'll learn fundamentals of accounting, from accounting systems to financial management, so that you can enrol in further study and eventually become accredited.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 06 Feb 22
- 26 Jun 22
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Critically evaluate strategies and make high-level judgments relating to professional accounting practice
- Use clear and concise oral and written communication skills to justify business advice in multiple contexts
- Review and analyse business data to solve complex accounting problems
- Apply collaborative skills in team setting to justify business advice
- Seek and engage with feedback to reflect on business advice
The subjects in this course form part of the C7B Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) and/or C7D Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation) (MPAS) and, once the MPA or MPAS is completed, and depending on the qualifications of the applicant on entry, it is the first part of a pathway for students to qualify for membership of Professional Accounting bodies, including CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. Students are then able to pursue professional year studies with these bodies.
For entry to this course, you need to have: an undergraduate degree or above in a non-accounting discipline, or equivalent, from an approved tertiary institution
Work and Life
Qualifications, relevant work experience or other special circumstances, as approved by the Executive Dean or delegated authority.
English Proficiency Requirements
International students must provide one of the following:
UTAS Access Level 7 with a minimum overall score of 60% and no individual skill below 60%; or IELTS with an overall Band of 6 and no Band less than 6; or TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 72 (no individual skill must be lower than Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; and, Writing 22); or provide evidence that you have studied for 2 years full-time with English as the sole medium of instruction and examination.
These tests must not be more than 24 months old.
Applicants may also be eligible for this degree by showing approved relevant work experience or other special circumstances as approved by the dean or delegated authority.
This course provides training in accounting for those who do not have an accounting background. Successful completion of this course will give students a solid foundation in accounting fundamentals, and can be built on through further studies to achieve the level of competency required to become an accredited accounting.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended:
Year 1. 4 subjects in the first year including:
- TAS-BFA507 The Accounting Framework
- TAS-BFA503 Introduction to Financial Management
- TAS-BEA603 Economic and Statistical Analysis
- TAS-BFA612 Management and Cost Accounting
Year 2. 4 subjects in the second year including:
- TAS-BFA601 Business and Corporate Law
- TAS-BFA605 Financial and Corporate Accounting
- TAS-BFA504 Accounting Systems and Processes
- TAS-BFA714 Australian Tax Law
Satisfactory completion of 8 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 3 years from commencement.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
Once you've checked your eligibility, apply and enrol for this degree following the steps.
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