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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Graduate Diploma of Accounting is an entry point for the Master of Professional Accounting. It is designed to build upon previous non-accounting undergraduate studies and work experience, concentrating on studies in accounting and related disciplines.

Graduates are equipped to understand, evaluate and apply where necessary the conceptual basis of accounting; key principles and analytical techniques from economics; regulatory requirements controlling the accounting process; and commercial law, business communications and quantitative methods in an accounting context.

DURATION

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

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

DELIVERY SITE

On campus (Eveleigh NSW 2015 or Hobart TAS 7000)

APPLICATION DATE

Refer to key dates

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

CREDIT ARRANGEMENT

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with IMC's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details.

COURSE STRUCTURE

This course contains 8 core subjects in accounting and related fields.

Term 1 Core Units

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

Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Term 2 Core Units

  • TACC606* Accounting Theory and Applications
  • TACC607* Managerial Accounting
  • TFIN603 Corporate Finance
  • TTEC602 Big Data for Business

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Accounting, a student must complete an aggregate of 8 core subjects (48 units of credit).

*Prerequisite/Co-requisite Requirements

Please note: The availability of units may be slightly different across campuses.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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.

PATHWAY TO EMPLOYMENT / FURTHER STUDY

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Accounting, students may apply to enrol in the Master of Professional Accounting degree and Master of Professional Accounting and Business degree. Students progressing into the Masters program will be given credit for studies completed within the Graduate Diploma.

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