The Graduate Diploma of Accounting presents selected elements of the Master of Professional Accounting program including specialized foundation accounting units together with studies in related business disciplines. The course emphasises the development of “well-rounded” graduates who are work ready and able to immediately add value to employers in any location world-wide.
- CRICOS Code
- 07365B (VIC)
- 072671J (NSW)
Duration: 1 years [2 Trimesters]
Intake: March, July, November
The Graduate Diploma of Accounting aims to provide graduates who will:
- Demonstrate coherent knowledge of the accounting discipline
- Possess an up-to-date body of specialist knowledge in their specialisation of Accounting
- Possess the technical knowledge, competency and skills required to continue studies and become members of the relevant professional body
- Exhibit the MIT Graduate Attributes
- Be capable of independent learning
- Exercise critical thinking and problem solving
- Be able to analyse and adapt knowledge to different contexts
- be ethically aware and possess appropriate professional skills
- Be culturally aware and able to adapt to diverse environments: organisational, national, global and cultural
- Be able to communicate accounting and other financial information orally and in writing to a variety of information recipients.
The Graduate Diploma of Accounting comprises 8 Units as follows:
GA501 Foundations of Accounting or MA601 Theory and Current Issues in Accounting
GA504 Quantitative Methods
GA511 Financial Accounting & Reporting (pre-requisite GA501)
GA512 Management Accounting (pre-requisite GA501)
GA513 IT & Accounting Systems
GA514 Business Finance
GA506 Business & Company Law
Program structures and units are subject to change through the process of regular course revision. There is no guarantee that every unit will be offered in any particular trimester.
The Graduate Diploma of Accounting full-time student work load is 4 units (60 credit points) per academic trimester (60 credit points). The student workload per unit is 10 hours consisting of both teacher-directed learning in lectures, tutorials, workshops or laboratory sessions, and, student-directed learning as private study, reading and assignment work.
Upon completion students can be admitted into the degree, Master of Professional Accounting OR gain employment in accounting and accounting related fields. Small classes provide an interactive learning environment where students are able to interact with Lecturers in lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and laboratories.
Upon completion students can be admitted into the degree, Master of Professional Accounting with advanced standing of 120 Points OR gain entry level employment in accounting and accounting related fields.
Conditions of entry
Applicants must have successfully completed the equivalent of a 3 year Australian bachelor degree and have demonstrated language competence with an IELTS of 6.5 overall with no individual band below 6.0
Graduates will be able to be employed in the following fields:
Payroll/Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
The Graduate Diploma of Accounting is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) - www.teqsa.gov.au.
Professional accreditation and memberships
The Graduate Diploma of Accounting contains units equivalent to the first year of the Master of Professional Accounting. On completion of the full Master of ProfessionalAccounting, students will meet the requirements of the professional bodies such as CPA, ICAA and IPA. Please refer to the Master of Professional Accounting for further information on professional accreditation and memberships.
Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor degree of at least three years’ duration, or completed a three year tertiary Diploma.
For further information, please contact the MIT Admissions Department.
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