Deakin University

Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Increasing complexity of global markets and reporting requirements suggests the growing importance of accounting as a dynamic and exciting profession. Study our Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting to become a financial information specialist with the skills and knowledge to inform business decision making within a wide range of organisations. As a course that provides pathways to professional accounting qualifications for graduates of any discipline, you can complement your overall management knowledge and expertise, or undertake further studies towards membership of CPA Australia or entry into the CA Program.

Designed for

Non-accounting graduates


  • 8 credit points total including: 4 core units
  • 4 elective units
  • Students also complete one zero credit point academic integrity module.


  • Accounting

Standard entry requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7), major or other qualification (at a higher AQF level) in a related discipline, Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60%
  • Or a Bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum WAM of 60, PLUS two years relevant work experience
  • Or for international applicants successful completion of the Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) (with a minimum overall average of 60 in the discipline units)
  • Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course
  • All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement


The CA program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ); Associate Membership for the CPA program of the Certified Practising Accountants Australia; the IPA program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Study pathways

Successful completion of this course allows articulation into the Master of Professional Accounting or Master of Commerce with credit for units completed. This course can be used to study extra units to qualify for Associate Membership CPA Australia or eligibility to the CA Program of the CA ANZ.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $29,000
International: $39,400
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $29,000
International: $39,400
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online), Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

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