Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting has been developed as an exit point for the Master of Professional Accounting.

This course may be on offer at a partner institution.

1 year
(120 credit points = 1.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting has been developed as an exit point for the Master of Professional Accounting. Please see BX9 Master of Professional Accounting for further program outline information.

  • Banker
  • Professional accountant
  • Stockbroker
  • Business director
  • Business consultant
  • Business manager
  • Corporate finance

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting will enable you to pursue a pathway to qualification as a professional accountant.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

BUACC5930, 15 credit points
BUECO5903, 15 credit points
BULAW5914, 15 credit points

Semester 2

BUGEN5930, 15 credit points
Elective Courses (3)

Contact hours will be dependant on course load.

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

This program is intended for applicants with an undergraduate degree in a non-accounting discipline who are looking for a career in professional accounting. It can also meet the needs of people who have significant experience working in accounting and who now wish to increase their knowledge, skills, and recognition and employment options by having a high-level qualification in this area. In exceptional circumstances, applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience, and demonstrated capacity to undertake the program as determined by the school.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: BI4

CRICOS code: 085206E

Fees are subject to change annually.

Please contact for annual fee information
Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

This program is recognised by Certified Practising Accountants Australia.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department


Course coordinator

Jasvinder Sidhu