Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting)
Careers and further study
Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.
Master of Commerce
Fees and scholarships
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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.
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If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.
(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;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(c) successfully completed prior tertiary study in an accounting major
Ranking and Selection Process
How to apply
Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
About the course
- Available 2021
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 3-4 contact hours a week, plus additional personal study.
- This course is not available to international student visa holders
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.
Why study this course
- Complete all the academic requirements (including CA exams) before starting work.
- You'll benefit from more job opportunities as your future employers don’t need to pay for you to complete the units when you begin working.
- No other WA university offers this program.
- Gain mentored practical experience with the Capstone unit.
- The CA qualification is internationally recognised.
You'll learn to
- Develop strong technical skills in financial reporting, tax, auditing and management accounting.
- Complete a capstone case where you will integrate technical knowledge and professional skills.
- Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical knowledge and skills to solve emerging and/or advanced problems in Accounting.
Course coordinator Professor Phil Hancock
Phil Hancock is Professor of Accounting and the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching at the UWA Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.
He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. He is an active member of the profession and makes presentations to members of both bodies. He was President of the Western Australian Divison of CPA in 2017.
In 2013, Phil received an award for outstanding contribution to accounting and finance education in Australia by the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. He's received more than one million dollars in research grants and is the co-author of one of the biggest selling MBA accounting text books in Australia.