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Monash University

Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Course code: 1743 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipAcc ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

Off-campus (Gippsland)

    Course description

This course is designed primarily for those with non-accounting degree qualifications occupying management positions in industry or government bodies. The aim of the course is to enable students to broaden their business knowledge and increase understanding of accounting-related matters. It allows students to take a substantial number, but not all of the units needed to meet the academic requirements for admission as an associate member of both CPAA and ICAA and entry to either the CPA program or the CA program. As such, it suits potential students who already meet some of the requirements of these professional bodies, but not all.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: progress towards satisfying the educational requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia; develop the ability to identify problems, to synthesise, analyse, summarise and classify data and qualitative information, to evaluate and weigh evidence, arguments and ethics, to apply specialist skills and knowledge to global business issues; and to work out solutions to real world business cases and problems; develop the ability to locate, evaluate and reference needed data and qualitative information stored electronically and physically and to use state-of-the-art technology to produce high quality, persuasive and appropriate spoken and written presentations; develop the ability to work independently and to lead and participate in teams from diverse cultural and social backgrounds; develop knowledge of the accounting profession and the need to pursue life-long learning to be an effective leader and provide service to local, national and international communities.

    Course structure

Course requirements

Students must complete eight units (48 points) from the following list:

    Professional Recognition

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found under the Professional Recognition entry in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of the Postgraduate Handbook.

    Contact details

Department of Accounting and Finance: telephone +61 3 9903 2083; email:

Course coordinator

To be advised