Graduate Certificate in Accounting

SGSM Postgraduate Information Session

Our Postgraduate Information Sessions are an opportunity to find out about courses from professional and academic staff and have all your questions answered. These online sessions will give you a better understanding of course content and delivery, what to expect from postgraduate study as well as career outcomes.  

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 qualification, you will need to have your qualifications assessed by a professional accounting body before applying.

Core units include Introductory Accounting, Commercial Law and Management Accounting. Other units 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.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $14,960*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $15,860*

Delivery: On campus

Postgraduate Study Information

Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field. 

To gain a better understanding of course content, study options, admission requirements or to simply find out more register your interest below and we will be in touch. 



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"“I found the Western Sydney University lecturers to be experienced and well regarded in the field."

— Lloyd D’Silva, Master of Accountancy

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.