Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Course Description

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is a course that will service the needs of students requiring up to eight units for accreditation with the professional accounting bodies. It can serve as an entry and exit point for the Master of Professional Accounting. The course comprises eight units (that is 48 credit points) and is usually used to supplement existing studies in accounting to satisfy the entry requirements of the professional accounting organisations. Subjects are drawn from the Master of Professional Accounting and may cover introductory as well as advanced units in accounting, finance, systems, law, auditing, economics and business statistics. The course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants.

Who is it for?

This course can be used to complete a smaller number of units in the Master of Professional Accounting Program where prior accounting studies have been assessed and recognised by the professional accounting organisation you wish to join.

Why study with us?

Better earning power, better career prospects

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    “The University of New England (UNE) is Australia's best online university. It is the 3rd largest, has the equal highest course satisfaction rate, and produces high graduate salaries.”

Develop valuable skills for immediate real-world application

  • Apply what you learned last night at work today!

High quality online learning tools and resources

  • Be connected anytime, anywhere.

Benefit from UNE's 50 years of excellence in distance education

  • With personal assistance from unit coordinators and the administrative staff, you will always feel supported.

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When can I start?

We offer a Trimester year with intakes in Trimesters One and Two for this course.

How our teaching works

With more than 12,500 of its 17,000 students studying via the Internet, UNE is at the forefront of online learning. Our students access their materials via our Student Portal myUNE. Teaching material including topic notes, readings, podcasts, discussion spaces and links to online resources are located on our Learning Management System, Moodle. Your lecturer will interact with you via Moodle and is also available by email or phone. Textbooks are supplied through our bookshop.


Fee information

How do I apply?

Click here to apply online

Full description of course rules

Degree rules

Note: Degree rules for yearly entry points can be found by going to the Courses and Units Catalogue and selecting the appropriate year (top right of screen). Course details for next year may not be fully available until October of this year.