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Do you want to become an accountant or take your accounting career further? A postgraduate Accounting course with CDU can help you build your future. Your way. 

Study your Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or Master's degree in Accounting online or on campus, part-time or full-time.  Depending on your degree, you may graduate with 300 hours of practical accounting experience, so you'll have a head start in the industry.

Choose CDU for postgraduate accounting courses

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes

    The Good Universities Guide 2024 ranks CDU as a leader for postgraduate employment outcomes

  • 30 years' experience in distance and online education

    We have what it takes to support flexible study

  • 100% flexible study that suits you

    Choose to study online or on campus, part-time or full-time

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Why study a postgraduate degree in accounting?

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Whether you’re after a career change or you want accounting skills to complement your other qualifications, there’s a postgraduate accounting course at CDU for you.

If you don’t have an accounting background and want to test the waters, the Graduate Certificate of Accounting Studies will give you a good understanding of accounting processes and principles that you can build on. Should you wish to continue your learning, the Master of Professional Accounting develops the skills you need to become a skilled accountant in today’s ever-changing financial landscape. 

Choose CDU’s Master of Professional Accounting (Professional Practice) to gain invaluable work experience. This postgraduate accounting course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component, meaning graduates start their career ahead of the game with around 300 hours of professional experience as well as their MPA qualification.

You can also take part in professional development opportunities like the CDU Free Tax Clinic initiative. In partnership with the ATO and registered tax practitioners, undergraduate and postgraduate accounting students can help eligible clients with their tax affairs while gaining real work experience. 

Online postgraduate courses in accounting

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Study accounting your way with Charles Darwin Univesity. Your accounting postgraduate couse can be studied online or on campus, part-time or full-time as it suits you. 

Our postgraduate accounting students are able to:

  • Access round-the-clock academic and technical support​​​​
  • Enjoy the same 1:1 support from lecturers as their on-campus peers
  • Study via a world-class online learning platform.

As an online accounting student, you’ll be able to access this learning platform, called Learnline, to get on-demand access to your study materials. Watch live-streamed lectures or catch up on recordings in your own time, and engage with your teachers and other students in online discussions and tutorials. 

Learn more about CDU’s online study experience.

Elevate your career with postgraduate courses in accounting

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Your accounting career is what you make it! Not only is accounting a highly diverse field, but the profession is seen as highly stable. Accountants are well remunerated, enjoy job security and career advancement opportunities, and are required by every industry. In fact, the Australian Government’s Labour Market Insights predicts even stronger industry growth over the coming years.

You’ll also gain transferable skills that are highly sought after in most professional environments. Think analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving and communication, as well as time management and the ability to adapt to new technologies and methodologies. 

Graduates of our postgrad accounting programs go on to become Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) and Chartered Accountants (CA), as well as finding accounting roles across every industry including the ‘Big Four’.

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