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Graduate Certificate of Accounting

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

GCACC
  • Minimum 24 Units
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  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Accounting
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  • Minimum 24 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Accounting
  • Academic contact

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;

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.


Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.5/7.0


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7.0.

If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of applicants demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.


Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au


ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications


Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$18,000.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$23,940.00

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.

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 a GPA of 4.5 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

  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.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program

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.

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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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