Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is an introductory course that provides a general understanding of accounting and related areas in business, including finance, statistics and economics.


Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting provides a pathway to the Master of Professional Accounting or Master of Professional Accounting Advanced, with credit of four subjects towards the Master's degree. Progression to other Masters programs, including the MBA, may also be possible with some credit.

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

2122

Duration

2 trimesters full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

095778G

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 degree or a tertiary academic qualification with duration of at least 3 years full-time equivalent.
Applicants with 3 years’ full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in Accounting will also be considered.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, those who enrol in the Master in Professional Accounting will be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting. Progression to other Masters programs may also be possible with some credit including 12 credit points towards the MBA.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$7,524 (2019)

$15,048 (2019)

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$7,524 (2020)

$15,048 (2020)

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree or a tertiary academic qualification with duration of at least 3 years full-time equivalent.
Applicants with 3 years’ full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in Accounting will also be considered.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

12

12

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, those who enrol in the Master in Professional Accounting will be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting. Progression to other Masters programs may also be possible with some credit including 12 credit points towards the MBA.

FEES

The fee per trimester is based on a study load of 12 credit points, i.e. two subjects.

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

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$7,692 (2019)

$15,384 (2019)

Sydney

On Campus

$7,692 (2019)

$15,384 (2019)

Wollongong

On Campus

$7,692 (2020)

$15,384 (2020)

Sydney

On Campus

$7,692 (2020)

$15,384 (2020)

* 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.

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 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

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

-

-

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.

-

-

Recent secondary education

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

-

-

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).

-

-

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 2018

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

2019 Trimester 3

Wollongong, Sydney

Enrolment and Orientation: 20 – 21 August 2019 (Sydney), 22 – 23 August (Wollongong)
Session: 28 August – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 4 August 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 9 August 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Trimester 1

Wollongong, Sydney

Enrolment and Orientation: 4 – 5 February 2020 (Sydney), 6 - 7 February 2020 (Wollongong)
Session: 10 February - 1 May 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 24 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Identify and interpret relevant principles and concepts in a business context.
2 Analyse and evaluate financial and economic information using appropriate techniques.
3 Generate solutions to organisational problems by applying appropriate statistical and financial models.
4 Communicate complex business ideas to a variety of audiences

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting Curriculum map illustrates where course learning outcomes are taught, practiced and assessed within subjects in the program.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting course code 2122, a student must complete a total of at least 24 credit points, as per the outline below.

The 24 credit points shall include: 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
BUS 800 Transitioning to Business Study 0
ACCY901 Accounting Foundations for Professionals 6
ECON910 Economics for Professionals 6
ECON940 Statistics for Decision Making 6
FIN 921 Managerial Finance 6

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Domestic and International students may apply for an exemption from BUS 800 by making an application to the Head of Students.
  • Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

We offer three intakes per year, and many subjects are scheduled to fit in with your professional and lifestyle commitments. Some classes are offered on a weekly basis, mostly 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, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.

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.

International students can choose to take up the option of selecting the elective subject, Global Workplace Practice, which includes practical job seeking activities and access to the Australian workforce either through an internship, industry-based project or part-time employment.