This offers advanced accounting knowledge for students wishing to achieve chartered accounting status. Students will study at an advanced level areas of financial reporting, management accounting, taxation, audit and assurance. The course concludes with a capstone unit which requires students to apply technical skills and current knowledge, the focus is on the development of competencies that students will need to function effectively in the professional accounting environment.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- Postgraduate diploma
- Current / 2023
- Administered by
- UWA Business School
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year (mid-year intake for part-time study only)
- Attendance type
- Full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Professional accreditation
- Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) is accredited by: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).
- Standard course duration
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Phil Hancock
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
take all units from this group (48 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1, S2||ACCT5501||Contemporary Issues in Accounting||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S2||ACCT5532||Accounting Information Systems||Seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks|
|NS||ACCT5701||Audit and Risk||
|NS||ACCT5704||Financial Accounting and Reporting||
|NS||ACCT5705||Chartered Accountants Capstone||
||workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|NS||ACCT5706||Ethics, Risk and Technology||
See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;
(c) successfully completed prior tertiary study in an accounting major; and
(d) hold or be eligible for a Chartered Accountants ANZ Provisional Membership
Admission ranking and selection
5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
Articulations and exit awards
6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:
- 41680 Master of Commerce (96 points)
- 42340 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) (48 points)
7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.
(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances
(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';
(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';
(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
12. This rule is not applicable to this course.
13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).