Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting
Recent developments in reporting practices have presented increasing accounting-related career opportunities in public and private-sector entities—and the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting is designed to enable candidates from non-accounting backgrounds to take advantage of them.
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SATAC Code 3GD076 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3GD076
CRICOS 072989J Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
- Graduate entry only
- Bachelor degree or equivalent
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $31,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $44,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.Completion of the program also enables candidates to be eligible to apply for associate membership with CPA Australia.
* Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Accountant, Financial Planner, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Taxation Officer, Investment Consultant
To qualify for the degree, a candidate shall satisfactorily complete a program of study comprising two semesters of full-time study or equivalent part-time. The maximum time permitted for completion of the program is four years.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative Study Plan
Core Courses ACCTING 7019: Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)
CORPFIN 7033: Quantitative Methods (M)
CORPFIN 7005: Principles of Finance (M)
ECON 7200: Economic Principles (M)
Elective Courses Four Accounting courses from the following:
ACCTING 7020: Intermediate Financial Reporting (M)
COMMLAW 7012: Business and Corporations Law
ACCTING 7026: Accounting Systems and Processes (M)
ACCTING 7023: Advanced Financial Accounting (M)
ACCTING 7014: Management Accounting (M)
COMMGMT 7001: Business Communication*
*Unless exempt - all international students are required to take 'Business Communications' (in lieu of one general elective).
Course assessments can involve a variety of tasks including group assignment and exams.
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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019