The Graduate Certificate in Accounting provides an understanding of the framework and fundamental principles of the accounting profession. The course offers an opportunity to develop the basic statistical and numerical literacy skills required for data analysis in economics and business management.



Adelaide / Brisbane / Gold Coast / Melbourne / Sydney / Perth 

Course structure
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Course subjects

Students at the Gold Coast campus will choose from a limited selection of subjects for Trimester 1 2024. For more information, please commence your application through Kaplink to see the full list of available subjects.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Accounting at Kaplan Business School will learn how to:

  • Apply appropriate professional and analytical skills to address specific accounting and business issues and challenges
  • Incorporate key accounting principles and statistical skills in real-world business situations
  • Evaluate corporate governance practices in Australian organisations
  • Prepare a range of financial statements used in the accounting cycle

Entry requirements

All students applying to study at Kaplan Business School must satisfy the entry requirements for the desired course.

International entry requirements >

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Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Students may be eligible for credit for academic work previously completed and should apply to the School for this to be recognised as an exemption from individual subjects of study.

Recognition of prior learning form (PDF) >

Career Outcomes

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> Accounts clerk

> Payroll officer

> Bookkeeper

> Budget analyst

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The course is ideal if you have a qualification in a non-accounting discipline and wish to gain additional skills in accounting and finance. The skills developed will assist you to gain employment in accounting within private and public organisations, nationally and internationally.

Upon successful completion, you may be eligible for full credit towards our Master of Accounting and Master of Professional Accounting courses, or another course with an alternative higher education provider in Australia.

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Fees and scholarships

Find out more about tuition fees and other expenses for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

International fees >

Domestic fees >

There are also scholarships you may be eligible for to help support your study and living costs.

Scholarships >

How to apply

As an Australian citizen wanting to enrol in a Kaplan Business School course, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP. For further information visit www.studyassist.gov.au Apply Now