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Accounting, Graduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Sydney, Australia | Melbourne, Australia
The course is designed for students who already have an associate degree or a three-year diploma from a section 1 institution in China. You don't need to have an undergraduate degree in accounting to enrol. The Accounting program is offered at the CSU Study Centres.
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What's involved?

You'll study a total of eight subjects across two sessions, including two elective subjects chosen from a set list. Study topics are designed to give you a solid grounding in professional accounting.

Why should you apply?

The Graduate Diploma of Accounting can be taken as a route into to the 16-subject Master of Professional Accounting, leading to a wide range of career options throughout the commerce, industry, government and semi-government sectors.

Career Options

The Master of Professional Accounting opens up a wide range of career opportunities within a range of organisations - across the commerce, industry, government and semi-government sectors.Learning Outcomes
  • Undertake and evaluate the conceptual basis of accounting.
  • Understand, evaluate and apply the principles of current accounting practice.
  • Recognise and analyse the impact of the business environment on accounting theory and its application.
  • Understand and apply principles and analytical techniques from economics, commercial law, business communications and the accounting context.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    64 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Decision Support Tools
  • Accounting Systems and Processes
  • Economics for Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business and Corporations Law
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Business Accounting and Finance
  • Communication in Business
  • Human Resource Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 070184G
  • An associate degree or a three-year diploma from a section 1 Institution in China
Acceptable test scores for English proficiency
  • Satisfactory completion (D grade or higher in Level 3) of the Embassy 'English for Academic Purposes Programme' (EAPP)
  • A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) paper-based score of 550 and TWE of 5.0
  • A TOEFL Internet-based score of 80 and writing score of 25
  • An Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall score of at least 6.0, with no score below 5.5

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28580 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28580 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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