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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy

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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Accountancy, or equivalent, and have achieved at least a B grade average in the highest level courses.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses at 700 level totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses from the Schedule for the Diploma; and including:

(b) attending Contact Courses, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.


3. The Postgraduate Diploma in in Accountancy is awarded without an endorsement.

Student Progression

4. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

5. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

6. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Business should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy

120 credits from

110.710 Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting 30 credits
P 110309

110.711 Advanced Accounting Theory 30 credits
P 110309

110.717 Research Methods in Accounting 30 credits

110.792 Special Topic 30 credits
P Appraisal Required

110.799 Research Report 30 credits