Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting

Deakin University

This course provides pathways to professional accounting qualifications for graduates of any discipline. Students will get the skills, technical knowledge and understanding required in accounting and finance, and their application within the broader world of business.

Course Fee:

Australian: $28,200
International: $37,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree, major or other qualification at a higher AQF level in a related discipline, with a minimum WAM of 60%; or Bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum WAM of 60% PLUS three years relevant work experience; or, for international applicants, successful completion of Masters Qualifying Program (MQP), (with a minimum overall average of 60 in the discipline units) PLUS three years relevant work experience


Complete 8 credit points of units comprising 4 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units.

Subjects you can Study:


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.


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).

Who for:

Non-accounting graduates

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood No info Yes Online 1 year
Burwood No info Yes Full time 1 year
Burwood No info Yes Part time 2 years

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