Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

University of Technology Sydney

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is a four-subject introductory course designed to provide a general understanding of accounting and related areas of business study. It provides foundation knowledge in the areas of accounting, finance, economics and law. This course is designed for students who: do not have an undergraduate background in accounting and who wish to further their business knowledge, or have extensive business experience but lack the formal qualifications for direct entry to the master's programs in professional accounting, or want to complete an introductory course in accounting and related fields and want to prove their ability to undertake postgraduate study and attain postgraduate qualifications. As this course articulates into the master's programs in professional accounting, this enables students who do not possess formal undergraduate qualifications, including TAFE diplomats, to acquire the relevant academic qualification for membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). The course comprises a mix of accounting, finance and related subjects which collectively provide a range of essential business skills and knowledge that are necessary for managerial-level employment in today's dynamic business environment. Career options include management-level positions in industry or government, as well as not-for-profit organisations.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Postgraduate
Campus/Location: City
Institution CRICOS: 00099F

Subjects

  • Accounting

About us

We’re a young university, but we’re already making a name for ourselves. We’re the top young university in Australia, according to the QS Top 50 Under 50 2019 and the Times Higher Education Young University rankings 2018 – and we’re ranked #10 (QS) and #16 (THE) globally as well. Not bad for an institution that’s just 30 years old.

Ready for the world of work

We’re committed to hands-on practical learning – theory is great, but applying what you know is crucial to your success. Major projects, group work and real-life case studies are key to our practice-based approach, and they’ll give you skills you need to impress future employers.

How do we know what employers want? We ask them. We’ve put a lot of work into building extensive industry connections – 150 at last count – with organisations across a range of professional sectors. Our industry partners help us shape our course content. They also provide guest lectures, internships, scholarships and prizes. So, everything you study reflects the real world of work.  

Ready to step into the world of work? The UTS Careers Service can help. Attend free careers consultations, resume reviews and employment workshops, and take advantage of our services especially for international students. You can also access the student jobs board, industry career fairs and international alumni networks – everything you need to find the job of your dreams.

Life in a new city can be challenging – but we provide support services to help you along the way, many of which are free. Our student services include:

  • English language support
  • Study support
  • Career development
  • Confidential medical and counselling services
  • Sports organisations and facilities
  • Peer networking and peer support opportunities

Accommodation

One of the best ways to feel at home is to find somewhere to live. The UTS Housing Service can help you find housing on campus and private accommodation options in Sydney. Living in campus housing? Our Residential Networkers will support your safety and wellbeing, and get you involved in a huge range of social events as well.

 

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