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Graduate Diploma of Accounting

CRICOS 074226C
Program Overview The Graduate Diploma of Accounting is an entry point for the Master of Professional Accounting. It is designed to build upon previous non-accounting undergraduate studies and work experience, concentrating on studies in accounting and related disciplines.
Graduates are equipped to understand, evaluate and apply where necessary the conceptual basis of accounting; key principles and analytical techniques from economics; regulatory requirements controlling the accounting process; and commercial law, business communications and quantitative methods in an accounting context.
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Delivery Site On campus (Eveleigh NSW 2015 or Hobart TAS 7000)
Application date Refer to key dates
Entry Requirements
  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification)
  • Completion of a Graduate Certificate in Accounting, or
  • Completion of TOP's Postgraduate Preparation Program
  • Eight years' relevant work experience.
English Language Requirements Please refer to English Language Requirements
Credit arrangement Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details. 
Course Structure

This course contains 8 core subjects in accounting and related fields.

Semester 1 Core Units

 Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Semester 2 Core Units

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Accounting, a student must complete an aggregate of 8 core subjects (48 units of credit).

*Prerequisite/Co-requisite Requirements

Please refer to the table for the changes to unit codes and names which will be effective from Term 1, 2020.

Please note: The availability of units may be slightly different across campuses.

Pathway to employment / further study

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Accounting, students may apply to enrol in the Master of Professional Accounting degree and Master of Professional Accounting and Business degree. Students progressing into the Masters program will be given credit for studies completed within the Graduate Diploma.

Career options include management-level positions in industry or government, as well as not-for-profit organisations.