Graduate Diploma of Advanced Accounting

Graduate Diploma of Advanced Accounting

Course code

115706

Course type

Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)

Division

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an undergraduate (AQF Level 7) Accounting course accredited by CPA Australia at this or another University.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional selection
requirements

Applicants must be enrolled in the CPA Australia Program as an Associate Member.

Post admission
requirements

Students are required to undertake externally invigilated and assessed CPA examinations at their own cost as part of their assessment for List 1 subjects.  Student results will be made available to JCU by CPA Australia and be incorporated into the grades for those subjects.

For flexible delivery option, computer and internet access is required

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Advanced Accounting, graduates will be able to:

  • understand the role of the accountant in the development and implementation of strategy
  • use analytical tools and models to analyse the industry and the market in which an organisation operates
  • use analytical tools and models to understand and measure the performance of the organisation
  • use business information for decision-making from an organisational perspective
  • identify and explain the key challenges faced in the implementation of strategy and the role of the accountant in the implementation and leadership functions
  • consolidate the understanding of strategy and leadership concepts through the use of real-world examples integrated throughout the material, and apply these concepts to business case scenarios through the use of case studies
  • apply skills in thinking strategically and formulating broad strategies for consideration and application in their organisational environment

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Select 9 credit points from List 1

List 1

CO5128:03 Financial Reporting

CO5129:03 Ethics and Governance

CO5130:03 Global Strategy and Leadership

CO5131:03 Strategic Management Accounting

CO5132:03 Contemporary Business Issues

CO5133:03 Financial Risk Management

PLUS

Select 6 credit points from List 2

List 2

LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment

LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World

LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations

LB5232:03 Marketing, Customer Engagement, Social Media and Marketing

LB5233:03 Strategic and Responsible Innovation Management

LB5234:03 Leading and Managing Organisational Change

LB5235:03 Practical or Research Project

PLUS

Select 9 credit points from List 3 or any Level 5 subjects with the prefix CP, EC, LB or TO

List 3

CO5128:03 Financial Reporting

CO5129:03 Ethics and Governance

CO5130:03 Global Strategy and Leadership

CO5131:03 Strategic Management Accounting

CO5132:03 Contemporary Business Issues

CO5133:03 Financial Risk Management

LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment

LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World

LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations

LB5232:03 Marketing, Customer Engagement, Social Media and Marketing

LB5233:03 Strategic and Responsible Innovation Management

LB5234:03 Leading and Managing Organisational Change

LB5235:03 Practical or Research Project

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Singapore

Exit Only

Townsville

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full time or equivalent part time.  It is expected that the majority of students will complete the course in 2 years part time.

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Students are required to undertake externally invigilated and assessed CPA examinations at their own cost as part of their assessment for List 1 subjects.  Student results will be made available to JCU by CPA Australia and be incorporated into the grades for those subjects.

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures

Maximum allowed

12 credit points except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then advanced standing may be granted for more than two-thirds of the new award, where there is subject equivalence between the awards

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for subjects completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ADVANCED ACCOUNTING

Approved abbreviation

GDipAdvAcc

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed at least twelve credit points of subjects, including six credit points of List 1 subjects and subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Advanced Accounting.

Course articulation

Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Business Administration, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course