Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting and Law

Deakin University

This course is designed for graduates who need specialist legal knowledge in their roles (regulatory, compliance or risk management positions) and who wish to combine this knowledge with an accounting qualification.

Course Fee:

Australian: $28,600
International: $38,400

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor Degree, major or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline; or for international applicants successful completion of the Masters Qualifying Program (MQP)


Students must complete an online induction on foundations of law within the first trimester and attain a total of 8 credit points, plus completion of a zero credit point academic integrity unit. The 8 credit points consists of 2 credit points of core units, 3 credit points of Accounting elective units and 3 credit points of Law elective units chosen from a specified list.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Law


The CA program of the 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)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

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

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

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Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

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As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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