Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (C5B)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1
Distance Hobart
Semester 1

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1
Distance Hobart
Semester 1
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is a 6 month full-time or part-time equivalent course offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. The course is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit.

This course provides training in accounting for those who do not have an accounting background. Successful completion of this course will give students a solid foundation in accounting fundamentals, and can be built on through further studies to achieve the level of competency required to become an accredited accountant.

Key contacts

Current student enrolment questions and advice UConnect
Course Coordinator Dr Bernadette Smith

The Professional Accounting suite of courses are primarily designed for graduates with an undergraduate degree, from disciplines other than an accounting major, to develop skills to meet the entry requirements necessary for Associate Membership of the professional accounting bodies.

Students are treated as adult learners with a wealth of experience and with no accounting knowledge. The course utilises a ‘flipped” classroom to deliver content, with workshops used to develop student learning, communication and application skills. The accounting profession now places a strong emphasis on the importance of “soft skills”, and these as well as critical problem solving skills are best practised in a workshop environment.

Through this context, students develop skills to question and find solutions by applying their technical knowledge and ability to research authentic situations in the accounting context. Students also learn to interact within diverse groups and communicate their findings to both accountants and non-accountants through the most appropriate method.

CLO1Critically evaluate accounting and financial management strategies and apply them to real world business problems.
CLO2Draft reports that clarify the merits of alternate accounting solutions to justify business advice in multiple contexts.
CLO3Analyse business data to resolve a firm's financial constraints through appropriate match with the theoretical solutions.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

The units in this course form part of the C7S Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) and, once the MPA is completed, and depending on the qualifications of the applicant on entry, it is the first part of a pathway for students to qualify for membership of Professional Accounting bodies, including CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. Students are then able to pursue professional year studies with these bodies.

Course structure

You will complete 4 core units.

This unit provides managers with an introduction to a comprehensive range of key data analysis, statistics, microeconomic and macroeconomic topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of basic statistical techniques, economic concepts and models to real world business-oriented problems…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the major concepts and analytical tools used in the theory and practice of financial management within an Australian context. It is designed to provide you with an understanding of: - the scope and nature of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the key accounting systems and processes which support an organisation's business and enhance decision-making capabilities. The strategic implications of information systems will be analysed, and students will be introduced to the development, implementation, and maintenance of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Accounting Framework is an introductory accounting unit concerned with the fundamentals of financial accounting. The unit includes an introduction to the basic principles of accrual accounting and the five elements of financial reports (i.e. assets, liabilities, owners equity, revenue…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • A completed undergraduate or postgraduate course in a non-accounting discipline at Bachelor level or higher (or equivalent#).

Applicants with work experience

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Qualifications, relevant work experience or other special circumstances, as approved by the College Executive Dean or delegated authority.

You must provide evidence to support your application on the basis of work experience, in particular a copy of your CV demonstrating your work experience, and letters of reference from line managers or similar to confirm your work experience. In the case of applicants who have worked as a sole trader or consultant, additional evidence to support the level of experience must be provided.

Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

English Language Requirements

For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

Course Specific Requirements

  • A completed undergraduate or postgraduate course in a non-accounting discipline at Bachelor level or higher (or equivalent#).

# An approved equivalent from an overseas institution is as assessed by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR).

Students who successfully complete the C5B Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting may articulate with full credit into the C6B Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting or C7S Master of Professional Accounting.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $17,975 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $35,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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International
+61 3 6226 6200
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