Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting)

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 overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting)
Award abbreviation
GradDipComm CA
Course code
42340
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
current / 2021
Administered by
UWA Business School

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
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
2 years
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 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Phil Hancock
Fees
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

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 (36 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSACCT5701Audit and Assurance
Prerequisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting ACCT5522 Principles of Auditing FINA5533 Finance Essentials LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65%
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
workshops: up to 3 hours per week
NSACCT5702Taxation Australia
Prerequisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting ACCT5637 Principles of Taxation FINA5533 Finance Essentials LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65%
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
LAWS5236 Advanced Australian Corporate Taxation
workshops: up to 3 hours per week
NSACCT5703Management Accounting and Applied Finance
Prerequisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control FINA5533 Finance Essentials LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65%
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ACCT4440 Management Accounting: Issues and Perspectives
workshops: up to 3 hours per week
NSACCT5704Financial Accounting and Reporting
Prerequisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice FINA5533 Finance Essentials LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65%
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
workshops: up to 3 hours per week
NSACCT5705Chartered Accountants Capstone
Prerequisites:
ACCT5701 Audit and Assurance, ACCT5702 Taxation Australia, ACCT5703 Management Accounting and Applied Finance and ACCT5704 Financial Accounting and Reporting 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
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 any level 5 units to the value of 12 points, offered by the UWA Business School approved by the course coordinator

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. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least 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.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who make satisfactory progress are assigned a progress status of 'Good Standing' by the Faculty and are permitted to re-enrol.

(2) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

(3) Students seeking to re-enrol in the course after being assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' must submit, after a period of at least 12 months, sufficient reason to the Faculty, in writing, demonstrating why an improvement in performance

could reasonably be expected.

(4) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' and are subsequently permitted by the Faculty to re-enrol are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and must meet any conditions determined by the Faculty.

(5) Students who meet the conditions determined by the Faculty under (4), are assigned a progress status of 'Good Standing' by the Faculty.

(6) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and who fail to meet conditions determined by the Faculty are 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).