In a nutshell
The business world is dynamic and ruthless, and Swinburne Online aims to help you gain a competitive ledge with this online course. The Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting course teaches you the skills required in a financial or accounting role. You will benefit from the experience of practising accountants, each with their own real-world experience and professional expertise. Throughout the course you will also have contact with industry experts who will be able to answer industry-specific questions and concerns.
Key study areas of this course include accounting principles and their application in accounting reports, information systems and how to evaluate them, business analysis based on statistics, and contract law and its application. The online program is designed to be flexible to meet your industry’s needs as well as your own. Whether you want to work in an accountancy, finance or tax position, this course is a key foundation step, teaching you the basic principles and best practices in the key accounting areas. Completion of the course also satisfies one of the requirements for entry into the Master of Professional Accounting.
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What you’ll need
To gain entry into this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have completed an undergraduate qualification (non-accounting major); OR
- Complete a statement of purpose
In this accounting course, the subjects you will study include:
- Accounting principles
- Accounting information systems
- Business modelling and analysis
- Corporations and contract law
Why Swinburne Online?
With strong links to industry and a focus on practical skills, Swinburne gives students an edge in the competitive job market. Placing in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings, Swinburne shapes graduates who are confident and competent in meeting the challenges of a fast-changing world. Over 100 years, Swinburne has educated more than 150,000 graduates in areas ranging from science, technology and engineering through health, education and business to media, design and innovation. Swinburne Online has drawn on more than 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space to help over 9,600 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification.
As a Swinburne Online student you’ll have access to a range of support options to help you get the most out of your learning. A dedicated team of Student Advisors are available seven days a week to answer your questions – academic, technical or administrative. You’ll also be assigned an eLearning advisor who will be your academic point of contact for the duration of your course.