Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting

Course summary

With continuous improvements in technology, comes an increase in financial crime. Any criminal or civil matter that has a financial element or purpose, such as fraud or money laundering can be part of a forensic investigation. Forensic accounting involves decrypting financial records and evidence and piecing together or reconstructing past events to explain a financial crime, or to find out if there’s a financial motive behind another type of crime like homicide.

The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting provides an introduction to the nature and purpose of forensic accounting in a wide array of contexts and applications ranging from investigation of financial crimes and other dysfunctional behaviour on the part of individuals and corporate management to asset valuations and calculation of economic loss.

You will learn the concepts of criminology used to identify indicators of inappropriate behaviour as well as processes of initiating and planning investigations to prove or refute such suspicions. In addition, you will be introduced to the legislative and regulatory framework applicable to the investigation and resolution of disputes or suspicions of inappropriate behaviour.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting, if you meet the additional work experience requirements for the MBA, you will be eligible for credit for 3 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. Progression into other master’s programs offered by Sydney Business School may also be possible with some credit.

Fee subsidised places available

In 2021 the Commonwealth government will subsidise tuition fees by up to 75% for a large number of eligible domestic students studying this Graduate Certificate. UOW will allocate the fee-discounted places using a 'first in' system until all places have been allocated.

To be eligible for consideration for this fee subsidy, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a domestic student, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder
  • Meet the required admission criteria of this Graduate Certificate
  • Be enrolling in this Graduate Certificate in 2021 Trimester 1 (Feb), Trimester 2 (May), or Trimester 3 (Aug)

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Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

3139

Duration

6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Flexible

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised bachelor's or master’s degree or a tertiary academic qualification with duration of at least 3 years full-time equivalent.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting, if you meet the additional work experience requirements for the MBA, you will be eligible for credit for 3 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. Progression into other master’s programs offered by Sydney Business School may also be possible with some credit.

FEES

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 12 credit points.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

This program is not available to international applicants.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting, if you meet the additional work experience requirements for the MBA, you will be eligible for credit for 3 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. Progression into other master’s programs offered by Sydney Business School may also be possible with some credit.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2020.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

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-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

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-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

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-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

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-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Trimester 2

Wollongong, Sydney

Orientation: 11 - 12 May 2021 (Sydney), 13 – 14 May 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 17 May – 13 August 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 18 April 2021*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Trimester 3

Wollongong, Sydney

Orientation: 24 – 25 August 2021 (Sydney), 26 – 27 August 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 30 August – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 1 August 2021*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Accreditation & professional recognition

The University of Wollongong has been awarded with the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accreditation. Being accredited by AACSB is public recognition that we are among the world’s top 5% of business schools – that our curriculum meets the highest standards, our students learn from the best business minds, and that our graduates have the highly sought-after skills, knowledge, and experience that today’s global employers are looking for.

Why choose this course

We offer three intakes per year, which are aligned with our trimesters, and many subjects are scheduled to fit in with your professional and lifestyle commitments. Some classes are offered on a weekly basis, some in the evening, while others run in intensive mode over the weekend to minimise time away from other responsibilities.

Our courses are continually developed, informed by research, recognised by industry and delivered using contemporary learning approaches, so you can gain the qualification you need to become a leader in your chosen field.

Our dedicated student support services are built around your individual needs. Our student advisors, academic staff and careers consultant are available each week for consultation. Study skills workshops are also run weekly to ensure your success. We provide a number of social and semi-formal events that give you the opportunity to network with your peers, members of the local business community and alumni.

As a Sydney Business School, UOW graduate you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to make a positive impact in the world; no matter what path you take. The Faculty of Business at UOW is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. We champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership in the classroom using real world examples, so in the workplace you’re prepared to make business decisions that this world requires.