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This program deepens your knowledge of taxation, corporate law, and financial reporting and allows you to demonstrate your understanding of accounting practices through industry-based projects.
You will also have opportunities to use the RMIT Practice Firm and work with students across the globe.
The program is suited to students who enjoy problem solving, working on analytical projects and working within teams.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Most of your classes will be held in RMIT's Swanston Academic Building which features innovative learning spaces interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for students. You will also use the RMIT Practice Firm.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and group discussions. This program is offered in a blended format, combining face-to-face workshops and online learning, Workshops are interactive and allow you to exchange ideas and practise new skills. Self-directed online learning will be based on the readings and knowledge base you develop throughout the program.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. Educational software, the Learning Hub, resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
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Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral presentations, group projects and practical assignments.
You will benefit from guest speakers from industry who are invited to speak about current issues and will provide you with an experienced perspective on study topics and work-simulated scenarios. These representatives attend classroom assessments and provide feedback to prepare you for the workplace.
A number of projects will be offered in a simulated work environment, the Practice Firm, which has been set up as a publicly listed company in the Financial Services (Banking) Industry. This learning environment exposes you to real-world work scenarios and provides opportunities to work with students across the globe to solve realistic financial business challenges.
In the Practice Firm you will use advice tools which mirror those used in the retail banking industry to provide a customer service experience. Tools include industry specific calculators and documents used in every day financial services practices including authority to access information, best interest duty file notes, client checklists, client acknowledgement forms and a style guide.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Graduates can expect to be employed in accounting, accounting-support or accounting technician roles in the financial services and other industries.
Typical responsibilities may include preparing tax returns, maintaining accounting and control systems, and recording and compiling summaries of financial transactions for reporting and management and business performance purposes.
This program contains coursework that contributes to, but does not fulfil, educational requirements for providing tax agent services.
With further study, Advanced Diploma graduates can become a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). Accountants are either employed by commercial and industrial enterprises or in public accounting firms. Public accountants are often self-employed or work in partnership with other accountants.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has accredited vocational education programs in accounting and awarded credit for modules in the CIMA qualification program.
Students enrolled in the Advanced Diploma of Accounting are eligible to apply for student membership and graduates are eligible to apply for affiliate/associate membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
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