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Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

GradDipProfAcc(Curtin) - GD-PRFACC Business and Law
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 12 months full-time or part-time equivalent

CPA Australia accredited, this course is designed for graduates from areas other than accounting or who have an accounting degree that is not recognised by CPA Australia, as well as professionals who wish to further their career in a field requiring a general understanding of accounting practices.

The Graduate Diploma builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate to incorporate studies in corporate accounting and statement analysis.

The graduate diploma offers you the opportunity to sample the accounting discipline before you choose to commence a comprehensive Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) - Foundation Stream or CPA Australia Extension Major.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a field of study other than accounting, or a Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting from a recognised tertiary institution. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $27,800*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by CPA Australia. With successful completion of the course, you will be eligible for associate membership of CPA Australia.

Credit for previous study

If you have a Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting from Curtin, you will receive 100 credit points towards this course.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Graduates generally find employment with private and public organisations nationally and internationally.

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