Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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The Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting provides a sound introduction to procedures in accounting and finance. It can also provide a pathway towards a Master of Professional Accounting.

Designed to develop the technical, analytical and creative skills you’ll need to support a successful career in accounting and finance. It also builds on the Graduate Certificate with a deeper dive into company reporting, managerial and financial accounting, and financial management.

Our strong industry links mean your experiential learning is relevant and practised with real-world cases and robust discussions with practising professionals.

Graduates may choose to continue into a Swinburne Master of Professional Accounting with full credit for completed units.

Graduates who hold an accounting qualification from a recognised overseas university or equivalent, upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting, may be eligible to apply for Associate membership of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).


1 year full-time or equivalent part-time


Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time (day)

2023 Start Dates

Semester 2 - 31 July 2023

2024 Start Dates

Semester 1 - 26 February 2024
Semester 2 - 29 July 2024