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.

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 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 Applied 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 Applied Research Project

Pathway into course

For prerequisites and pathways into this course visit the admission requirements section in the Handbook

Handbook

Graduate Diploma of Biomedical Sciences

Course code

105106

Course type

Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in a biomedical science or cognate science discipline; or equivalent.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

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

Post admission
requirements

Hepatitis B immunisation:

Students must provide evidence of being immune to hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points

Course learning outcomes

Biomedical science examines how the body works and investigates ways to treat diseases using advanced tools and strategies. It covers the fields of biochemistry, microbiology, physiology and anatomy with the aim of improving health outcomes for humans and animals tropical, rural and remote and indigenous communities.

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Biomedical Sciences will be able to:

  • Apply and adapt advanced and integrated knowledge, including an understanding of recent developments, in the area of biomedicine and related professional competencies, behaviours and ethical frameworks

  • Apply an integrated understanding of biomedical science and its application to improve human and animal health in rural, remote and indigenous community settings

  • Analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in new situations or contexts with creativity and independence

  • Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability for their own future professional development through reflection on current skills, knowledge and attitudes in the biomedical science arena

  • Interpret and justify scientific propositions, methodologies and conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences through high level written and oral communication and numeracy skills.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

BC5101:03 Advanced Genes, Genomes & Development

BC5201:03 Advanced Bioengineering

MI5021:03 Advanced Clinical Microbiology

MI5051:03 Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases

PP5101:03 Advanced and Integrated Physiology

PP5151:03 General Pathobiology

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points (two subjects) from the list below. Variations may be approved after discussions with the Director of Research Training.

BC5102:03 Advanced Molecular Basis of Disease

BC5202:03 Advanced Laboratory Practice in Molecular and Cell Biology

MI5000:03 Biomedical Epidemiology

MI5003:03 Advanced Marine Microbiology

MI5031:03 Advanced Aquatic Pathobiology

MI5061:03 Advanced Immunology

MI5071:03 Tropical Microbial Molecular Analysis and Epidemiology

PP5002:03 Literature Review

PP5005:03 Special Topics in Physiology

PP5055:03 Special Topics in Pharmacology

PP5201:03 Contemporary Research in Physiology

PP5251:03 Systemic Pathophysiology and Therapeutics

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 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

Nil

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

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for subjects completed in the 6 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 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 BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Approved abbreviation

GDipBiomedSc

This is a joint degree

No

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 completed 12 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Sciences

Course articulation

Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Biomedical Sciences, and may be granted advanced standing for relevant subjects completed under this course

What is Advanced Accounting?

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