Diploma of Accounting and Finance
This course prepares you with the skills to carry-out tasks like reporting on business performance, financial reporting and statements, maintaining internal control systems, preparing tax returns and providing management accounting information.
On completion, you can enter the workforce, go on to our bachelor degree or sit for the external Association of Chartered Certified Accountants exams and obtain further qualifications.
Because of the broad accounting concepts you will learn in this course, you will be qualified to apply for jobs in financial services and other industries which need accounting support.
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Sarawak (April, August) - View application and start dates
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Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
Units of study
DBA132 Fundamentals of Financial Transactions
DBA231 Managing Costs and Finance
DBA232 Maintaining Financial Records
DBA331 Advanced Management Accounting
DBA332 Financial Accounting
DBA333 Business for Accountants
DBB111 Acquiring Business Awareness
DBC111 English Proficiency
DBC121 Academic and Communication Skills A
DBC212 Innovation and Change
DBC311 Communicating in the Workplace
DBE221 Principles of Economics
DBF111 Introductory Mathematics
DBF211 Business Data for Finance
DBI121 Information Technology
DBI311 Introduction to Business Information Systems
Malaysian MoE Compliance Units:
MPU2133 Malay Language Communication 1 OR
MPU2163 Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Studies 2)
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
- 1 of the DIAB papers,
- 2 of the 3 CAT Specialist papers,
- the Foundations in Professionalism (FiP) online test, and
- the Foundations Practical Experience Requirement (FPER) – one year experience.
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
Successful completion of an Australian Year 11 or international equivalent OR
Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees).
Minimum entry requirements stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency:
A student must meet one of the 5 options below to meet the minimum entry requirements which are in accordance with the Malaysian education system and are stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) for Diploma level courses in the Accounting discipline:
a. A pass in SPM (or equivalent) with a minimum of 3 credits including Mathematics, and a pass in English; OR
b. A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or its equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject, and credits in Mathematics and a pass in English at SPM level; OR
c. A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Maqbul (pass) and credits in Mathematics and a pass in English at SPM level; OR
d. A pass in SKM Level 3 in a related field and a pass in SPM with a minimum of 1 credit in any subject with credits in Mathematics and a pass in English; OR
e. Successful completion of an approved tertiary qualified Certificate award at Level 3 of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework.
English language requirements
English language requirements (Sarawak):
a. IELTS 5.5 (no individual band below 5.0) OR
TOEFL iBT: minimum score 60 (with no band less than 15) OR equivalent measures (https://www.swinburne.edu.my/find-course/entry-requirements.php#english-language) as recognised by the MQA