This qualification is intended to help you step into the field of accounting for the first time. It covers an introductory understanding of accounting and the budget process.
You’ll study a range of specialised topics, including corporations law, cost behaviour, financial accounting, job order costing systems, management accounting, planning and special decision-making issues.
You’ll also learn typical accounting applications such as billing, general ledger, inventory, purchasing and sales.
When you successfully finish this course, you can progress to the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.
What jobs can the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting lead to?
- Account clerk
- Finance and investment
- Resources and renewables
What you'll learn
- apply principles of accounting, economics, information systems, statistics, law and social sciences as they relate to reporting business activity.
- critically analyse issues in collection, recording and reporting of economic activity to enable the development of accounting information systems giving cost effective decision useful information.
- locate, extract and critically appraise decision useful information related to economic activity from sources within an organisation and from external sources.
- relate the significance of commercial events and issues to the business and investing community using effectively structured financial communication and appropriate language.
- use electronic resources to effectively interrogate databases, analyse data, collect information and communicate.
- take responsibility for self directed learning and the development of a career long attitude of continuing professional development.
- recognise the global nature of accounting by applying international financial reporting standards and appreciate the information requirements of a global financial system.
- demonstrate an understanding that cultural practices and differences impact commercial practices and interpersonal relations.
- apply an ethical approach to analysing and reporting commercial activities; advising clients; demonstrate leadership and the ability to delegate tasks to ensure timely outcomes; Work independently and in teams to achieve agreed outcomes.