Graduate Diploma of Advanced Accounting

Courses and Study Australian courses Graduate Diploma of Advanced Accounting

Why study Advanced Accounting at JCU?

This one year JCU course for graduates gives you the perfect opportunity to add to your qualifications and enhance your career prospects. The course is designed to not only support you as you undertake subjects in your CPA program, but also to extend what you have learnt by undertaking small research projects. Combined with two subjects linked to the Master of Business Administration, you will have a graduate degree to add to your CV and you'll be studying with JCU's internationally-recognised teaching staff, many of whom are leaders in their fields.

The course is offered in a way that makes it easy for you to participate, with online, on demand videos, practise tests and real-time tutorials, combined with an optional intensive weekend workshop that is offered on both the Cairns and Townsville campuses.

Campus
Townsville, External, Cairns
Start dates
February, July
Duration
1 year full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus, Off campus

Career opportunities

Fully qualified accountants are in great demand in the business world. Accountants work in many areas including accounting firms, banking and finance, and in industry, providing vital information that is used to make decisions. This course, combined with the other requirements of CPA Australia, will enable you to move towards your qualifications as a fully qualified accountant.

Course highlights

You'll work with lecturers who understand today's business world, and you'll have great opportunities to network with fellow graduate students to explore issues you're experiencing and to get the very best from your graduate studies. This course will consolidate your understanding of strategy and leadership concepts, using real-world examples, and you'll have many opportunities to apply the concepts you're studying in practical business case studies.

If you're planning to continue your studies, you can receive advanced standing of up to 12 credit points towards a Master of Business Administration.

Course overview

Course overview

Your highly business-focused JCU Graduate Diploma of Advanced Accounting gives you the opportunity to study in depth strategies to acquire key financial information that enables organisations in the private and public sector to take economic decisions and plan their activities effectively. As a result of your studies you'll be equipped to play a pivotal role in ensuring your organisation's success. Core subjects include:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Ethics and Governance
  • Global Strategy and Leadership
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Contemporary Business Issues.

Admission requirements

To qualify for admission to this course, you will already have completed an undergraduate Accounting course accredited by the CPA (Australia) and be enrolled as an Associate Member of CPA Australia undertaking the CPA Program .

Mandatory requirements for full membership in CPA Australia

Note to Students: By completing any subject identified as a “CPA subject” in this list of subjects offered by JCU you will not qualify as a CPA. To qualify as a CPA, you must meet ALL the requirements of the CPA Program as set by CPA Australia. Visit cpaaustralia.com.au/cpaprogram.

How to apply

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.


Subjects

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 9 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 6 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

Pathway into course

Please consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

Handbook

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 9 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 6 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

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

What is Advanced Accounting?

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.