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Accounting is an increasingly critical function across industry and the professions. This program is designed to equip you with a solid understanding of basic accounting principles.
It is your first step towards obtaining professional recognition in this field, and gives you the required entry criteria to pursue a Master of Accountancy or Master of Professional Accounting.
Accounting at Western
If your ambition is to pursue a successful career in accounting, this postgraduate degree is your first step towards obtaining professional recognition in this field. It is designed to give you the required entry criteria to pursue a Master of Accountancy or Master of Professional Accounting.
To apply, you require either an undergraduate degree (or higher) in any discipline, an Associate Degree in a business discipline, an Advanced Diploma in Business plus five years’ work experience in a related field, or three years full-time managerial or professional experience in a related field.
If you have an overseas accounting degree, you will need to have your degree assessed by a professional accounting body before applying.
Core subjects include Introductory Accounting, Commercial Law and Management Accounting. Other subjects from which you can choose include Corporate Finance, Economics, and Information Systems for Accountants, Company Law, Company Accounting, Auditing, and Accounting Theory and Applications.
Take your career to the next level
This postgraduate certificate is your first step on the path towards a Master of Accountancy or Master of Professional Accounting.
The School of Business has been awarded AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation for its excellence in business education.
Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
This program is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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As an accounting graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Tax agent
- Tax accountant
- Accounting Clerk
Accountants provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals.
Accounting Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, undertake related routine documentation, and calculate and investigate the cost of wages, materials, overheads and other operating costs.
Apply now and start your unlimited journey.
Further study options
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.
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