RMIT Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

The Graduate Certificate in Accounting is a stand-alone award that offers a pathway for further learning leading to the Master of Professional Accounting, or can be an early exit point for those enrolled in the Master of Professional Accounting. The course aims to broaden knowledge and skills for students entering with a qualification in an unrelated discipline, while students from a related discipline will deepen their existing knowledge and skills. The course provides you with practical and theoretical knowledge, skills and expertise to become a literate and analytical practitioner in accounting. This course is designed for graduates of non-accounting disciplines who wish to broaden their career prospects. The Graduate Certificate in Accounting aims to develop essential knowledge and skills in core areas of accounting and business with an appreciation of the social, environmental, cultural and ethical issues impacting on contemporary business environments. You will experience a variety of learning experiences which may include: lectures and tutorials, assignments, presentations and collaborative projects. Assessment includes formal examinations, written assignments, both on an individual, and group basis, in-class tests evaluations of case studies and completion of projects. Graduates may gain employment in various sectors including public accounting practice, commercial and government organisations and in a wide range of roles.

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Academic Entrance requirements Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline except Accounting Alternate entry No prior academic qualifications but a minimum of 5 years work experience is required. English Language Requirements: For information on English Language Requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see:


To qualify for the RMIT Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting students must complete 4 compulsory units

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Successful completion of the Master of Professional Accounting entitles graduates to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants. Business practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers and industry-relevant projects underpin the work integrated learning components of this program. An industry advisory board ensures current standards and practice are reflected in this program.

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