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Graduate Certificate of Accounting

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

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  • Minimum 24 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Minimum 24 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

The Graduate Certificate of Accounting suits students with various aspirations, including:

1. Graduates with no background in accounting who can study concepts and techniques in accounting without the need to enrol in a full degree.

2. Graduates with prior accounting studies who wish to develop advanced knowledge in accounting without enrolling in a full Masters program.

3. Graduates with prior accounting studies who need up to four more courses to fully satisfy the admission requirements of the Australian professional accounting bodies.

The Certificate program is designed to articulate into the Master programs in accounting. Students who wish to continue their advanced studies and complete the Certificate program with an average of 60% will be able to transfer to the Master of Professional Accounting or Master of Accounting program.

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

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.     Demonstrate accounting knowledge in a business context and understanding of recent developments in accounting. 
2.    Exercise judgement under minimal supervision to analyse and provide possible solutions to varied accounting problems.
3.    Critically apply accounting knowledge and skills to evaluate a range of accounting problems in a professional context.
4.    Communicate accounting ideas to both specialists and non-specialists.

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 info.cbe@anu.edu.au. 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 a GPA of at least 4.5/7.0

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

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$16,944.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$22,584.00

Scholarships

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 Certificate of Accounting requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting
BUSN7006 Public Sector Accounting and Reporting
BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting
BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting
BUSN7021 Taxation Law
BUSN7031 Management Accounting and Cost Analysis
BUSN7036 Financial Statement Analysis
BUSN7045 Corporate Governance
BUSN7049 Corporate Financial Reporting
BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting
BUSN7051 Accounting Analytics
BUSN7052 Commercial Law
BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services
BUSN7057 Business Association Law
ECON8069 Business Economics
FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance
STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

 

Study Options

Year 1 BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units BUSN7052 Commercial Law 6 units OR ECON8069;

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The Graduate Certificate in Accounting is a two semester part time or one semester full-time program. The program is very flexible and is suited to students with various aspirations, including:

  • Graduates with no background in accounting. Courses avaliable in the Certificate allow students to study concepts and techniques in accounting and how these are applied, without the need to enrol in a full degree.

  • Graduates with prior accounting studies who wish to develop more advanced skills and knowledge in accounting without enrolling in a full Masters program.

  • Graduates with prior accounting studies who need up to four more courses to fully satisfy the admission requirements of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, or the Institute of Public Accountants.


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About this degree

In a Graduate Certificate in Accounting you must complete four courses (24 units).  

Enrolment Status

Students who intend to pursue CPA or CA associate membership without any accounting background are recommended to apply for the Master of Accounting degree.

You are able to change your enrolment until the end of week 2 of each semester.  

Study Options

Graduate Certificate in Accounting

This is a typical study plan for students with an accounting background studying full-time

Study Options

Year 1 BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units BUSN7052 Commercial Law 6 units FINM7006 Foundations of Finance or ECON8069 Business Economics or INFS7040 E-Commerce for Managers

Graduate Certificate in Accounting

This is a typical study plan for students with no accounting background studying part-time

Study Options

Year 1 BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance 6 units
BUSN7031 Management Accounting and Cost Analysis 6 units BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting 6 units

Academic Advice

Please refer to the CBE Fast Track website for further information here: 
 https://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/fasttrack/programs/grad-cert-of-accounting/

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