Southern Cross University

Graduate Diploma of Accounting

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is not just for newcomers to the profession; it can also benefit business owners and managers in other industries. Graduates can anticipate a variety of career opportunities in the accounting and finance industry, including business accounting, auditing and financial services. This course is also a pathway to the industry-accredited Master of Professional Accounting for which graduates receive eight units of credit.

Designed for

Non-accounting graduates


Credit points 96


  • Accounting

Standard entry requirements

Applicants for admission to candidature in the Graduate Diploma of Accounting may be selected where they can demonstrate professional standing approved by the School Board to be equivalent to the requirements


This course is a pathway to the Master of Professional Accounting, which is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA).

Study pathways

Early exit point (intermediate award): Graduate Certificate (4 units). Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Accounting gain 8 units of advanced standing into the Master of Professional Accounting.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast International: $31,920 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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