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Course overview

A Diploma of Accounting from Macleay will help you develop the knowledge and skills to land an entry-level job in the field or go on to earn your degree. Either way, it’s the first step toward a successful career in accounting.

From accounting information systems, to digital currency, business law and global economics, you’ll get a comprehensive introduction to the core theories and functions of accounting.

How you’ll learn

Our Diploma of Accounting course is designed to be industry-focused and innovative, with an emphasis on active experiential learning. With the guidance and instruction of our experienced industry lecturers, you’ll have the opportunity to work both individually and in teams to practice business communication skills, prepare reports, analyse financial statements and more.

In addition to our industry-based teachers, you’ll also meet and hear from a range of guest speakers and visit relevant businesses as they build their industry networks.

Campuses
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
Delivery
  • On-campus
Potential job opportunities
  • Accounts Officer
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bookkeeping Assistant
Accreditation

This qualification is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework and is accredited to 08/09/2024 CRICOS Code 094057E.

 

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Start dates

February, May and September 2020

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Number of units

8

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Duration

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

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Internship

N/A

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Class options

Daytime, evening

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Entry requirements

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Fees

$2,250 per unit

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FEE-HELP

Yes

Unit outlines

Course structure

Accounting Diploma Course Structure
Year 1 electives
Event Management
  • Introduction to Event Management
  • Design, Innovation & Technology for Events
  • Commercial & Stakeholder Management
Public Relations
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Public Relations Strategy
Travel & Tourism
  • Introduction to Travel & Tourism
  • Tourism Services, Distribution & Technology
  • Destination Management
Sports Business
  • Introduction to the Sports Industry
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Marketing
Marketing
  • Sales & Negotiations
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Enterprise Innovation 1
  • Enterprise Innovation 2
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Start dates

February, May and September 2020

abacus

Number of units

8

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Duration

1 year full-time

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Internship

N/A

day-night

Class options

Daytime, evening

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Entry requirements

fees

Fees and scholarships

Unit outlines

Course structure

Accounting Diploma Course Structure International
Year 1 electives
Event Management
  • Introduction to Event Management
  • Design, Innovation & Technology for Events
  • Commercial & Stakeholder Management
Public Relations
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Public Relations Strategy
Travel & Tourism
  • Introduction to Travel & Tourism
  • Tourism Services, Distribution & Technology
  • Destination Management
Sports Business
  • Introduction to the Sports Industry
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Marketing
Marketing
  • Sales & Negotiations
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Enterprise Innovation 1
  • Enterprise Innovation 2
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Our successful graduates

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"What differentiated Macleay from other institutions was that all of the lecturers have professional experience within industry, so we were learning real world content."

Zafira Shahishta | Bachelor of Business, specialising in Event Management

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Industry connections and internships

If you choose to progress to the Bachelor program, integrated internships also help you connect to your industry. Macleay supports you in finding internships in accounting firms and other businesses, providing valuable work experience that often lead to amazing job opportunities.

Macleay students have interned at companies like:

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