This is an excellent entry-level qualification, which is suitable if you wish to upgrade your accounting knowledge to further your career in commerce, government, industry or public practice.
It will help you develop intermediate knowledge and skills in accounting. It will prepare you to undertake professional or highly skilled work in areas that require an intermediate understanding of accounting and related practices.
You’ll study Australian tax law, corporate accounting, data analytics, microeconomics and macroeconomics in an international context. As the Graduate Certificate in Accounting is nested within this course, you will also study topics from that course including cost behaviour and financial accounting.
When you successfully complete this course, you can progress to the Master of Professional Accounting.
What jobs can the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting lead to?
- Account clerk
- Contracts administrator
- Business analyst
- Tax agent
- 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.