Course overview

Description
Course title
Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting)
Award abbreviation
GradDipComm
Course code
42340
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
current / 2022
Administered by
UWA Business School
CRICOS code
103903D

Course details

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
48
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
1
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
internal
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
Fees
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.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (42 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSACCT5701Audit and Risk
Prerequisites:
Unit(s) ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (ID 2664) and Unit(s) MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making (ID 3513) and Unit(s) ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy (ID 5315) and Unit(s) LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law (ID 3360) and Unit(s) FINA5533 Finance Essentials (ID 6240) and Unit(s) ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting (ID 2666) and Unit(s) ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice (ID 2669) and Unit(s) ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control (ID 2672) and Unit(s) ACCT5522 Principles of Auditing (ID 2668) and Unit(s) ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946) and Unit(s) ACCT5704 Financial Accounting and Reporting (ID 7386) and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65% or 42340 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) (ID 1511) and ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946) and ACCT5704 Financial Accounting and Reporting (ID 7386)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
NSACCT5702Taxation Australia
Prerequisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (ID 2664) and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making (ID 3513) and ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy (ID 5315) and LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law (ID 3360) and FINA5533 Finance Essentials (ID 6240) and ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting (ID 2666) and ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice (ID 2669) and ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control (ID 2672) and ACCT5637 Principles of Taxation (ID 2673) ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946) and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65% or 42340 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) (ID 1511) ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
LAWS5236 Advanced Australian Corporate Taxation
NSACCT5703Business Performance
Prerequisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (ID 2664) and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making (ID 3513) and ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy (ID 5315) and LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law (ID 3360) and FINA5533 Finance Essentials (ID 6240) and ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting (ID 2666) and ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice (ID 2669) and ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control (ID 2672) and ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946) and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65% or 42340 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) (ID 1511) and ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ACCT4440 Management Accounting: Issues and Perspectives (ID 901)
NSACCT5704Financial Accounting and Reporting
Prerequisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (ID 2664) and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making (ID 3513) and ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy (ID 5315) and LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law (ID 3360) and FINA5533 Finance Essentials (ID 6240) and ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting (ID 2666) and ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice (ID 2669) and ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control (ID 2672) and ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946) and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65% or 42340 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) (ID 1511) and ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
NSACCT5705Chartered Accountants Capstone
Prerequisites:
ACCT5701 Audit and Assurance (ID 7383) and ACCT5702 Taxation Australia (ID 7384) and ACCT5703 Management Accounting and Applied Finance (ID 7385) and ACCT5704 Financial Accounting and Reporting (ID 7386) and ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946) and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a WAM of 65%
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ACCT5501 Contemporary Issues in Accounting
workshops: up to 3 hours per week
NSACCT5706Ethics, Risk and Technology
Prerequisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (ID 2664) and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making (ID 3513) and ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy (ID 5315) and FINA5533 Finance Essentials (ID 6240) and ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting (ID 2666) and ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control (ID 2672) and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65% or 42340 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) (ID 1511)
Co-requisites:
Unit(s) LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law (ID 3360) and Unit(s) ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice (ID 2669) and Unit(s) ACCT5522 Principles of Auditing (ID 2668) and Unit(s) ACCT5637 Principles of Taxation (ID 2673)
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2MGMT5511Introduction to Global Business
Prerequisites:
BUSN5100 Applied Professional Business Communications; or WACE/TEE English or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week

Take 1 unit from this group (6 points)

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ACCT5501Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Prerequisites:
for the honours Accounting specialisation: ACCT3321 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice; for the Master of Professional Accounting: ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2FINA5524Trading and Markets
Prerequisites:
FINA5533 Finance Essentials (or equivalent) and FINA5632 Investments
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
3 hours per week for 12 weeks. Sessions include a combination of seminars and workshops.
S1FINA5531Fixed Income Securities
Prerequisites:
FINA5533 Finance Essentials (or equivalent) and FINA5632 Investments
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 3 hours per week (maximum students per class: 45)
S1, S2FINA5631International Financial Analysis
Prerequisites:
ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making and ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (or equivalent) and BUSN5100 Applied Professional Business Communications Graduate Certificate in Finance students: none
Co-requisites:
Master of Applied Finance Students: FINA5533 Finance Essentials (or equivalent)
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

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.

Admission requirements

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;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;

and

(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)
Course structure

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.

Satisfactory progress

8.

(a) To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a value of more than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty, in a teaching period.

(b) a student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE 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.

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.

Progress status

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.

Deferrals

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).