Accounting, Postgraduate Certificate

Accounting, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration

About

Career opportunities

The accounting and finance profession including business accounting, auditing and financial services industry.

Professional recognition

For those who want an accredited postgraduate accounting degree, they should study the Master of Professional Accounting, which is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA).

Major areas of study

Students study four of the eight core units of the Master of Professional Accounting.

Assessment methods

The course incorporates progressive assessment and examinations. Students are assessed in each unit on the basis of written and oral assignments. These may be business reports, case studies, presentations, research studies and/or business plans.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including face-to-face lectures and tutorials. Some units offer online activities, classes, pre-recorded and/or live lectures. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

The distance education study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive online pre-recorded and/or live lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Accreditation

For those who want an accredited postgraduate accounting degree, they should study the Master of Professional Accounting, which is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Business Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems and Processes
  • Economics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Legal Studies
  • Company and Financial Reporting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Finance
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting Theory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: More start dates available on website.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    4 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Qualification equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree. Refer to the Course Structure tab for specific admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11840 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Funding

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate and Indigenous Australian students, including some scholarships specifically for disadvantaged students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student.

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