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 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!
In this accounting course, the subjects you may study include:
- Accounting principles
- Quantitative methods
- 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.
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.
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: