Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 107148B

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Accounting expertise is valuable in any organisation. Upskill with foundational accounting knowledge and start your path towards a career as a professional accountant.

Designed as a direct pathway to further study in professional accounting, La Trobe's Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting will teach you essential fundamentals in this in-demand field.

Enjoy the opportunity for quick upskilling in this six-month program, where you'll learn from leading academics and hear guest lectures from industry experts. Explore a mix of accounting, finance, economics and other business-related studies.

Once you've completed this course, you'll have the knowledge you need to study advanced accounting topics. You can use this as a pathway to our Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Extended Professional Accounting. You'll be eligible for credit (also known as advanced standing) for the subjects you've already completed, taking you one step closer to your next qualification.

You'll learn:

Accounting principles and practices

Learn how to record business transactions, prepare financial statements and assess performance. Develop your professional judgment through real-world business scenarios.

Economics

Understand fundamental principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Explore the roles of individuals and businesses in different market structures and the impact of regulatory and political environments on business.

Finance

Understand financial concepts and their application in business. Explore how organisations are financed, how they make investment decisions and how they develop dividend policies.

Business law or data analytics

Develop general knowledge relating to businesses, such as their responsibilities and risks they face – or study how to apply data analytics methods and tools in a business context to support data-driven decision-making.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8 - Graduate Certificate.

Career outcomes

In this course, you'll gain key accounting and financial skills. You can use this course as a pathway to one of our accredited accounting degrees, or apply the foundational knowledge you build through your study to enhance your decision-making abilities in another career path.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
19,500 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 0.5 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
19,500 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 0.5 years
Full time
Bendigo Campus
Edwards Road
Bendigo Victoria 3552
Australia

Entry criteria

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Address

La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
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