Graduate Certificate in Accounting - MGC001
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline(s):||Canberra Business School|
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
This program is designed for students who may have an overseas accounting qualification and are required to undertake 4 units (12cp) to meet the requirements of the award. Students entering this award must have their qualifications assessed by either CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand to identify the unit set required to meet accreditation requirements. As an individual award, the Graduate Certificate in Accounting does not meet accreditation requirements for the accounting professional bodies.
- Current and Commencing Students
- In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email email@example.com
- Prospective International Students
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
- Prospective Domestic Students
- Email email@example.com or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University.
Additional Admission Requirements
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in accounting with an Australian institution are ineligible for entry to the course. As an exit award, students must be enrolled in the Master of Professional Accounting and must have completed a minimum of 12 credit points to be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Accounting.
Periods Course is Open to New Admissions
|2020||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
- Graduate Certificate in Accounting (12 credit points)
Restricted Choice - Must pass 12 credit points from the following
- 6222 - Accounting Systems & Practices G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6223 - Auditing PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6224 - Business Finance PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6225 - Business Law G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6228 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6234 - Economics for Managers G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6253 - Management Accounting PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6260 - Managing Government Finance G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8506 - Business and Government Internship PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9504 - BGL Research Project PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9505 - Research Methods PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9691 - Entrepreneurship PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 11396 - Business Decision Making G - 3 cp, Level G
- 11397 - BGL Industry Project PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 11403 - Corporate Accounting PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 11404 - Law of Business Associations PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 11405 - Quantitative Methods in Commerce G - 3 cp, Level G
- 11406 - Revenue Law PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 11407 - Accounting and Decision Support Systems PG - 3 cp, Level P
|Graduate Certificate in Accounting||GradCert Acc|
Unit Delivery Modes
The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:
|Evenings:||The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face on weekday evenings.|
|On Campus:||The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.|
|Sponsor:||The unit is delivered in conjunction with a sponsor organisation.|
To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit
Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
As a standalone course this degree does not meet accreditation requirements for the accounting professional bodies.
|Course Objectives||Graduate Qualities|
|Integrate select theoretical and technical knowledge and skills in accounting and related disciplines;||UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;|
|Exercise initiative and professional judgement to solve accounting and/or related business problems in diverse contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives;||UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
UC graduate are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession;adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
|Analyse, interpret and synthesise theoretical and technical financial and/or related information to solve accounting problems;||UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;|
|Argue, justify, collaborate and communicate ethical, socially responsible and sustainable accounting advice and ideas to a select range of stakeholders demonstrating high levels of personal autonomy and accountability;||UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively;
UC graduate are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
|Seek and engage in a select range of authentic, work-integrated learning opportunities to reflect on performance and improve professional practice for themselves and others.||UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware;
Standard 0.5 year full time or equivalent. Maximum 3 years.
Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)
297JA Master of Professional Accounting MGG001 Graduate Diploma in Accounting
|Year||CSP Places Available||Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
- 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
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