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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleGradDipAcc
CRICOS code064799D
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Dr Michaela Rankin


This course is designed for students with a degree in a field other than accounting who wish to meet the academic requirements for admission as an associate member of both CPA Australia and the National Institute of Accountants or entry to the Chartered Accountants Program of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.


The Graduate Diploma in Accounting aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have knowledge to Graduate Diploma level in accounting.

Credit for prior studies

Students may be eligible for credit to a maximum of 50 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate level studies. Credits or exemptions will not be granted for undergraduate qualifications.

Maximum credit allowed

24 credit points

Professional recognition

This diploma is recognised by the following professional bodies for admission to:

  • Associate membership of CPA Australia
  • Chartered Financial Analysts Institute
  • the Chartered Accountants Program of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Professional recognition may be dependent upon the correct choice of units.

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found at


This course comprises eight units.


Students must complete eight units from the following list:

  • AFX9500 Introductory accounting
  • AFX9530 Financial accounting
  • AFX9540 Business finance
  • AFX9550 Management accounting
  • AFX9560 Advanced financial accounting
  • AFX9570 Auditing and assurance**
  • AFX9580 Accounting information and systems modelling*
  • BTX9500 Business and corporations law
  • BTX9651 Taxation law**
  • ECF9530 Economics*
  • GSB9001 Personal development - critical thinking and communication

* Students seeking associate membership of CPA Australia must include these units.

** Students seeking admission to the Chartered Accountants Program of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia must include these units.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Accounting may be eligible for admission to course 0790 Master of Professional Accounting or 0826 Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced).

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Graduate Diploma in Accounting early may apply to graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study.


Graduate Diploma in Accounting