Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Kaplan Business School
Kaplan Business School
  • Awarded by

    Kaplan Business School

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Upfront payment

  • Duration

    4 months full time

  • Start Date

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Location

    NSW | VIC | QLD | SA

  • Career Outcomes

    Bookkeeper | Accounts Clerk | Bookkeeper Assistant

Last modified: 03 May 2018

In a Nutshell

Know your numbers, but you don't have an accounting degree? No problem! The Graduate Certificate in Accounting at Kaplan Business School is your first step towards a career as a qualified accountant. It's also ideal if you have a non-accounting qualification and are looking to enhance your skillset.

Over just four units, this course equips you with the framework and fundamental principles of accounting and financial management. You'll study accounting, business and economics, and develop a strong contextual understanding of the complex ecosystem in which global business operates. You'll also have the option of taking elective units, allowing you to tailor your studies to your specific areas of interest.

After graduation, you'll have a solid economic literacy and the basic statistical skills required to analyse data in economics, finance and business management.

Graduates of this course may be eligible for credit towards a master's degree in accounting or business.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

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    To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Qualify for mature age entry (ages 21 and above); OR
    • Have achieved a minimum ATAR score of 55, or equivalent; OR
    • Have completed the VCE, OP or SACE; OR
    • Provide an academic letter of recommendation

    Kaplan Business School also offers a range of alternative entry pathways if you don't meet these criteria. Enquire now to chat with a course advisor!

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  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this accounting course, the subjects you may study include:

    • Accounting principles
    • Quantitative methods
    • Economics
    • Business and corporations law
    • Professional communication practice

    You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

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  • Why Kaplan Business School?

    Kaplan Business School provides holistic business education that equips students with the knowledge, skills and tools required to manage, lead, and succeed in a real work environment.

    Kaplan Business School’s qualifications are delivered through a unique blend of practical and theoretical components. Here, students are required to complete assessments that reflect global industry practices.

    Kaplan Business School offers academic internships and work placements through an extensive network of partner companies. Each campus has an on-site Careers Officer who helps to place students based on their industry needs.

    Kaplan Business School supports its students at every stage of the educational journey, and offers personalised, student-driven programs. This includes the unique Career Mentorship Program, which pairs Kaplan students with industry leaders. This gives students the opportunity to build their professional networks and gain valuable industry insights.

    Kaplan Business School help their students achieve career success with Careers Central, their on-campus careers services team. Careers Central services include an industry placement service, which enables students to put theory into practice. Search for the perfect job using Career Hub, Kaplan’s online job board. Kaplan students get support in achieving their career goals with 1-on-1 careers coaching.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • New South Wales: Sydney
  • Victoria: Melbourne
  • Queensland: Brisbane
  • South Australia: Adelaide

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Accounting from Kaplan Business School.

This qualification can enhance your skillset in your current role, or allow you to seek employment in accounting and/or finance within a range of public- or private-sector companies. You'll also be eligible to pursue accreditation through Australia's professional accounting bodies.

This course may also act as a pathway for further studies. Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Accounting are eligible for four credits towards the Master of Accounting and the Master of Professional Accounting.

Wondering where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Accountant, Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Assistant Accountant

Let's Talk Price

Payment plans are available for continuing students from their 2nd trimester onwards.

As part of their commitment to helping individuals reach their educational and career goals, Kaplan Business School also offers a number of scholarships to students in Australia and across the globe, including High Achievers Scholarships, Alumni Scholarships and Regional Scholarships. Enquire now for more information.

Other payment options are also available for eligible students. Enquire now to find out more!

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To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Qualify for mature age entry (ages 21 and above); OR
  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR score of 55, or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed the VCE, OP or SACE; OR
  • Provide an academic letter of recommendation

Kaplan Business School also offers a range of alternative entry pathways if you don't meet these criteria. Enquire now to chat with a course advisor!

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