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.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

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.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

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. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

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Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2021
$27,000.00

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.

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.

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.

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.

Course details

The Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) provides training in the technical aspects of the preparation of accounting data, develops your skills in the application of accounting information to solve problems and make decisions, and develops the important professional skills such as communication, working in teams and critical thinking.

About the course

Complete all the professional level units of the CA program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
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
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
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
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 - 2 years
Max time to complete
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Core
Take all units (36 points):
Elective
Take any level 5 units to the value of 12 points, offered by the UWA Business School approved by the course coordinator

Why study this course

  1. Complete all the academic requirements (including CA exams) before starting work.
  2. 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.
  3. No other WA university offers this program.
  4. Gain mentored practical experience with the Capstone unit.
  5. 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.

Practical learning

As part of this course, you'll have the opportunity to do an internship as one of your units, where you'll acquire valuable practical experience.
Business Facilities

The Trading Room

The Trading Room at UWA

Professional accreditation

You'll gain a professional level of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Explainer: Chartered Accounting accredited courses

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If you’re working in or planning to work in the accounting sector and are looking to gain professional accreditation from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), here's how you choose between the chartered accounting courses on offer.

Meet the faculty

Course coordinator Professor Phil Hancock

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. 

Meet the faculty