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Graduate Diploma of Accounting

A single one year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

  • Length 1 years full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Length 1 years full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

The Graduate Diploma of Accounting is designed for students who wish to gain or extend their knowledge of accounting and related disciplines. Available courses address issues and topics of importance in accounting and business areas.

The Diploma program is designed to articulate into a Master program for students who wish to continue their advanced studies. Students may be able to transfer to Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Accounting, or the Master of Commerce programs.

The program is taught by research active academic staff. Students are exposed to professional and scholarly academic research in commerce, enhancing their academic and professional competence.

Career Options

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Exercise independent judgement to evaluate business problems in complex contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives;
  2. Integrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in business which includes a selection of issues in accounting, auditing and assurance, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, commercial law, corporation law, taxation law and research methods in business related disciplines;
  3. Critically apply theoretical, technical knowledge and research-based skills to evaluate and solve emerging and advanced business problems, and to conduct a research-based project;
  4. Justify and communicate ideas in collaborative contexts, including interpretation and communication of theoretical issues to both specialist and non-specialists audience in business related disciplines;
  5. Seek and reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements and initiate this process for others.

Further Information

For Domestic Students applying through UAC: If you have completed an overseas qualification, please send a scanned copy of your original testamur (graduation certificate) and academic transcript through to The scanned documents should be in colour and unaltered in size. Please include your name and UAC number in the email.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
Annual indicative fee for domestic students


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Accounting requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 30 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting

BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

BUSN7006 Public Sector Accounting and Reporting

BUSN7017 Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Accountability & Reporting

BUSN7021 Taxation Law

BUSN7031 Management Accounting & Cost Analysis

BUSN7036 Analysis of Financial Statements

BUSN7045 Corporate Governance

BUSN7049 Corporate Financial Reporting

BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting

BUSN7052 Commercial Law

BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services

BUSN7057 Business Associations Law

BUSN8003 Advanced Managerial Decision Making

BUSN8007 Analysis of Financial Reporting

BUSN8012 Auditing Concepts & Issues

BUSN8013 Seminar in Research Methods

BUSN8016 Taxation Concepts & Issues

BUSN8018 Qualitative Research Methods

BUSN8145 Corporate Governance: Research Preparation

BUSN8056 Advanced Auditing & Assurance Services

FINM7006 Foundations of Finance

INFS7040 Electronic Commerce for Managers

A maximum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BUSI7019 The Global Business Environment

BUSN7024 Project Management Principles

ECON8069 Business Economics

INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems

INFS7007 Information Systems Analysis and Modelling

FINM7007 Applied Corporate Finance

FINM7008 Applied Investments

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives

FINM7044 Applied Valuation

MGMT7030 Management and Organisations

MKTG7001 Marketing

MKTG7050 Consumer Behaviour and Analysis

STAT6006 Marketing Research Methods

STAT6046 Financial Mathematics

STAT6038 Regression Modelling

STAT7001 Applied Statistics

STAT7026 Graphical Data Analysis

STAT7029 Design of Experiments and Surveys

STAT7055 Financial Statistics

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