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Improve your career prospects in your current accounting role or prepare for further studies by completing specialist courses in tax, budgeting and financial performance and reporting.
In this program you will be able to undertake structured learning activities and assessments within a Practice Firm environment that simulates actual job roles.
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.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and project work.
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.
Industry guest speakers are invited to speak about current issues and will provide you with an experienced perspective on study topics and work-simulated scenarios.
The Program Advisory Committee includes major accounting bodies (AAT, ICB and IPA) and high profile industry practitioners from organisations such as Victoria Police, City of Greater Geelong, FTI Consulting, Sage Handisoft, MV Anderson, Worrells and similar organisations. We also have a strong relationship and engagement with CPA Australia.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
RMIT’s Diploma of Accounting prepares students to work at a para-professional level.
- BAS Agents
- Accounts Assistants
- Payroll Assistants
- Accounting Clerks
- Payroll Officers.
Graduates will also have skills in preparing, implementing and controlling financial budgets, forecasting, financial reporting, computerised accounting systems, and providing management accounting information.
They're employed in accounting, accounting-support or accounting technician roles where typical responsibilities may include managing small teams, preparing tax returns, maintaining accounting and control systems, and recording and compiling summaries of financial transactions for reporting, as well as management and business performance purposes.
Graduates are encouraged to progress to Advanced Diploma studies. Advanced Diploma graduates can become a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with further study.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Diploma of Accounting is recognised by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
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 Diploma of Accounting are eligible for student membership and graduates are eligible for affiliate membership of AAT.
On successful completion of the diploma, graduates meet the minimum educational requirements for registered tax agent and BAS services set by the national Tax Practitioners Board under the Tax Agent Services Act (2009). Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience.
Graduates seeking Tax agent and BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is regularly reviewed.
Program and course information
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