[[Introduction]] The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is the first part of a suite of accounting courses that culminate in eligibility for professional accounting body membership. The course is a a 6 month full-time (1 year part-time) course of study offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. This course is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit. The course involves the completion of 4 units of study. Completion of this course alone does not lead to professional accounting body membership (see Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) and Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation) (MPAS)). International students can find additional information at http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply.
[[Career Outcomes]] The units in this course form part of the MPA and/or MPAS and, once the MPA or MPAS is completed and, depending on the qualifications of the applicant on entry, it is the first part of a pathway for students to qualify for membership of the professional accounting bodies.The students are then able to pursue professional year studies with these bodies.
[[Course Abbreviation]] GCPA
If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/equivalent-undergraduate-entry-requirements-by-country .
[[English Language Requirements]] International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability. For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. Alternatively, applicants can provide evidence that English has been the sole medium of instruction and examination in their most recent studies, for a minimum of 2 years, and within the last 24 months. Academic transcripts and a letter from your institution will be required.
International students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .
The equivalent of an undergraduate or masters degree in a non-accounting degree. International applications are subject to assessment for equivalency; OR approved relevant work experience or other special circumstances (eg post secondary qualifications) as approved by the Dean or delegated authority.
Recipient: University of Tasmania
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