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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.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Communicate accounting information, and effectively engage with, both accountants and non-accountants.
- Work effectively autonomously to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgment to accounting tasks
- Work effectively in teams to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgment to accounting tasks
- Display professional proficiency in the utilization of information and technology in accounting contexts
- Engage in the critical application of accounting knowledge and skills to solve an accounting problem or case.
- Apply business skills that incorporate understanding of social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives
- Demonstrate specialised theoretical and practical knowledge and skills relevant to accounting and be proficient in their application
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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.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting requires 40 units gained through the completion of four courses worth 10 units each. The program may be completed in one trimester full-time or part-time equivalent.
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
- Grad Cert Prof Acct 2020 148.0 KB
- Grad Cert Prof Acct 2021 147.5 KB
- Grad Cert Prof Acct Semester 1 2019 617.2 KB
- Grad Cert Prof Acct Semester 2 2019 617.2 KB
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
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|PACC6000||Financial Accounting 1||10 units|
|PACC6001||Management Accounting||10 units|
|PACC6003||Business Finance||10 units|
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
International students will be supported by the University and Newcastle Business School's current support mechanisms.
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.
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