Graduate Diploma of Business

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This program offers a major in Professional accounting or Financial Planning. It provides students with a solid core in accounting or financial planning studies to prepare them for entry into the accounting or financial planning profession. It also provides students in the Professional accounting major the opportunity to progress on to the Master of Business (Professional Accounting).

Course Fee:

Australian: $28,300
International: $34,300

Entry Requirements:

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 on QUT's 7 point scale. For students entering Professional Accounting major the undergraduate degree must be in an area other than Accounting. Financial Planning major alternative entry: applicants who do not have a bachelor degree but have at least 7 years' of appropriate professional employment experience may be considered for special entry upon discipline coordinator approval.


Core units: 96 credit points of core units in the chosen major.

Subjects you can Study:

Financial planning; Professional accounting

Study Pathways:

Master of Business

Further information:

The Financial Planning major is available for online study.


Graduates meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia, and with additional two units completed outside of the Graduate Diploma in Business, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA); and be recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Who for:

Graduates who are wishing to change direction and pursue a career in accounting or further enhance their career options

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Related Careers:

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

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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