Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting

Swinburne University of Technology

The Course

Take the next step towards a career in accountancy with a Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting.

Taught by practising accountants, a graduate certificate in accounting gives you the skills you need to work in a broad range of financial roles. You'll learn to evaluate, analyse and communicate the financial position of an organisation, as well as guide investment decisions and identify opportunities.

Once you graduate, you will be eligible to apply for the Master of Professional Accounting, which is recognised by CPA Australia and will qualify you to work as an accountant.

At a Glance




Swinburne University of Technology

Study Mode


Delivery Mode

Supportive, interactive learning

Course Duration

1 year full time or equivalent part time




Enrolment from Aug – November, lessons start in November


Contact us for current course price

Career Outcomes

  • Accounts Officer
  • Finance Administrator
Further study in accounting can lead to a range of careers, including:
  • Tax Accountant
  • Company Accountan

Key Topics

  • Accounting Principles
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Modelling and Analysis
  • Corporations and Contract Law


For non-accounting major:

  • Completed an undergraduate qualification

English language requirements:

  • Students are required to meet the English language requirements of the course.
  • If a student has completed either two years of a degree or diploma that was delivered in English in the last two years, they are not required to take an IELTS exam.

Our Partner for this Course

Swinburne Online is an online branch of the Swinburne University of Technology, an internationally recognised university that is ranked top 2% globally. It was founded in 2011 after a joint venture between Swinburne University of Technology and SEEK Learning. Swinburne Online provides an innovative approach to learning by offering students an engaging and productive learning experience. It also offers the flexibility of online study and 7 days a week support, giving students features of an on-campus degree, but in a digital environment.


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