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Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

Curtin University
1 year
Graduate diploma / certificate
On campus
Perth
English
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Program description

CPA Australia accredited, this course is designed for graduates from areas other than accounting or who have an accounting degree that is not recognised by CPA Australia, as well as professionals who wish to further their career in a field requiring a general understanding of accounting practices.

The Graduate Diploma builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate to incorporate studies in corporate accounting and statement analysis.

The graduate diploma offers you the opportunity to sample the accounting discipline before you choose to commence a comprehensive Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) - Foundation Stream or CPA Australia Extension Major.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Program content

  • 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.

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Curtin University

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