Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting)

This Graduate Diploma enables you to complete all the professional level units of the CA program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Explore the career opportunities available to you.

Career Pathways

Chartered accountants are employed in professional accounting firms, large and small for-profit entities as well as not-for-profit and government organisations. Major employers include firms such as Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, major corporates like Wesfarmers and Woodside, small businesses, public sector, local government.
Chartered accountants are employed in professional accounting firms, large and small for-profit entities as well as not-for-profit and government organisations. Major employers include firms such as Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, major corporates like Wesfarmers and Woodside, small businesses, public sector, local government.

Further Study

You may choose to pursue further expertise through a Master of Professional Accounting or a Master of Commerce.
You may choose to pursue further expertise through a Master of Professional Accounting or a Master of Commerce.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Full-Fee Paying Place $28,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

International Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$35,700.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;
and
(c) successfully completed prior tertiary study in an accounting major; and
(d) hold or be eligible for a Chartered Accountants ANZ Provisional Membership

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

The Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) is a unique qualification delivered in partnership between UWA and Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ). The course enables you to complete a Graduate Diploma from UWA and the prestigious Chartered Accountants (CA) program at the same time. This unique qualification will provide you with advanced professional accounting knowledge and a competitive edge in the employment market. 

About the course

This unique course is delivered in partnership between UWA and Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ). 
Graduate Diploma in Commerce Chartered Accounting

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Trimesters 1, 2 and 3
Weekly contact time
  • 3-4 contact hours a week, plus additional personal study.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42340
CRICOS code
  • 103903D
Graduate Diploma in Commerce Chartered Accounting
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Trimesters 1, 2 and 3
Weekly contact time
  • 3-4 contact hours a week, plus additional personal study.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42340
CRICOS code
  • 103903D
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 - 2 years
Max time to complete
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Commerce
Business Facilities

The Trading Room

The Trading Room at UWA

Course Structure

The course comprises eight units. All units (except the ICAP unit) are delivered face-to-face in the UWA Business School by experienced UWA academic staff in partnership with CA ANZ. The ICAP is delivered exclusively by the CA ANZ.

UWA Units
Accounting Information Systems
Contemporary Issues in Accounting

CA Program
Ethics, Risk and Technology
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Business Performance
Taxation
Auditing
Integrated Chartered Accounting Practice (ICAP).

 View the course structure for the Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting). 

Why study this course?

The Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) will provide you with:

1. a postgraduate accounting qualification from one of Australia’s leading business schools,

2. completion of the prestigious and globally recognised Chartered Accountants program,

3. a unique qualification that will differentiate you in the employment market.

Delivery

The course comprises eight units. All units (except the ICAP unit) are delivered face-to-face in the UWA Business School by experienced UWA academics in partnership with CA ANZ. The ICAP is delivered exclusively by the CA ANZ. Online delivery is also an option for those located outside of Perth. 

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Chartered Accounting at UWA

You'll learn to

  • Account for advanced corporate accounting transactions.
  • Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge to provide possible solutions to emerging and/or advanced business issues.
  • Use clear and concise written and oral communication in complex accounting contexts to influence accountants and non-accountants
  • Contribute accounting expertise in diverse teams seeking solutions to emerging and/or advanced business problems in complex contexts.
  • Use accounting and business-related software to enhance decision-making and business efficiency.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia, and the Institute of Public Accountants.

What is the CA Program?

The Chartered Accountants (CA) program is one of the most highly regarded professional accounting qualifications in the world. The program addresses the practical application of advanced accounting knowledge and is the pathway to international recognition as a Chartered Accountant. The chartered accounting units you will complete as part of this course are:

i. Ethics, Risk and Technology
ii. Financial Accounting and Reporting
iii. Business Performance
iv. Taxation
v. Auditing
vi. Integrated Chartered Accounting Practice (ICAP)  

Meet the staff

Course Coordinator

Dr Glen Hutchings CA

Email: [email protected] 

Meet the staff