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The Graduate Certificate in Accounting is an introductory course designed to provide a general understanding of accounting and related areas of business study. It covers foundation knowledge in the areas of accounting, statistics, law and economics, and can provide postgraduate level learning in accounting as a stand-alone award.

Students will develop an understanding of the framework and principles underpinning the preparation of accounting information as well as the ability to apply such principles to the preparation of basic financial statements. There will also be an exploration and analysis of the tools required of the accounting professional, with an emphasis upon the managerial skills and professionalism necessary in contemporary business.


0.5 year full-time or 1 year part-time.

International students are required to maintain a full-time study load on campus basis


On campus (Eveleigh NSW 2015;Hobart TAS 7000)


Refer to key dates


  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification); or
  • Completion of IMC Postgraduate Preparation Program; or
  • Five years' relevant work experience.

Find out if your overseas qualification is recognised and meets the Entry Requirements.


This course contains 4 core subjects in accounting and related fields.

Core Subjects

  • TACC601 Principles of Accounting
  • TECO602 Economic Environment of Business
  • TLAW607 Business and Corporations Law
  • TSTA602 Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Accounting, a student must complete an aggregate of 4 core subjects (24 units of credit).


Assessment methods are designed to encourage learning, provide feedback and measure achievement of unit learning outcomes. Forms of assessment vary among units and include research reports, projects, essays, group work, presentations, problem solving and case studies as well as tests, quizzes and examinations. Students may be required to complete assessment tasks alone or in groups to encourage development of generic skills. Assessments generally require a written submission but may include an oral presentation. In capstone units, assessments may include industry engagement and an extensive report.


Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Accounting, students may apply to enrolin the Graduate Diploma of Accounting, Master of Professional Accounting degree or Master of Professional Accounting and Business degree. Students progressing into a higher award will be given credit for studies completed within the Graduate Certificate. 

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