Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

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Details

Program Code 12187
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Sydney
CRICOS Code 065470K
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Description

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting program is designed for students with a degree in a field other than accounting who wish to obtain an introduction to accounting concepts and procedures.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Graduate Certificate may lead to the following career opportunities:
Account Executive, Administrator, Banking and Finance Professional, Business Analyst, Contract Administrator, Corporate Secretary, Facilities Manager, Financial Project Manager, Investment Manager, Property Management.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or
  • At least 5 years business experience.

Students will be required to successfully complete a “Business Academic Skills Program” (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. They will, however, receive 40 units credit by virtue of the studies they will have already completed. Therefore they will be required to do an additional 80 units to complete their Masters Degree.

Professional Accreditation

The Graduate Certificate does not attract Professional Recognition.

International Students

International students will be supported by the University and Newcastle Business School’s current support mechanisms. There will be a requirement for a minimum of 6.5 IELTS result or equivalent.

Special Needs

Students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS in liaison with the Student Support Unit. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umuliko.

Requirements and Structure

One semester full-time or equivalent part-time study. The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting program runs on a semester basis. Students will commence studies in Semester 1 or Semester 2. The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting requires 40 units gained through the completion of four courses worth 10 units each. Students are required to complete the four prescribed core courses.

Students should check the assumed knowledge requirements before enrolling in any course in the Program.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
PACC6000 Financial Accounting 1 Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6001 Management Accounting Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6003 Business Finance Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6007 Economics Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units