Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA)

CRICOS Course Code: 097841A

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) has been designed as a stand-alone accounting qualification or a PATHWAY to the MPA and accreditation with all the major professional bodies. The subjects have been aligned with the first trimester of the MPA. Students have the option of either continuing through to the MPA or graduating with the GCPA after completing one trimester.


The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) is a concise, one-trimester program within the MPA, offering four specialized units. It is an entry or exit qualification, providing graduates with focused expertise for specific business contexts. The program addresses essential topics, such as Accounting Principles, Business and Company Law, Economics for Business, and Business Finance. GCPA is a pathway program for those requiring entry-level qualification adjustments within the MPA framework.


  • Accounting Assistant

  • Junior Financial Analyst

  • Bookkeeping Clerk

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk

  • Tax Preparation Assistant

Learning Outcomes


Deep understanding of financial accounting principles and practices.

Proficiency in Australian legal and taxation frameworks.

Advanced knowledge of business finance, corporate accounting, and auditing principles.

In-depth grasp of management accounting, business statistics, and contemporary accounting theory.


Critical evaluation of theoretical, legal, and ethical frameworks shaping professional accounting and business practices.

Application of knowledge to synthesize data for effective problem-solving.

Systematic investigation of data, challenging biases for robust decision-making.

Effective interpretation and communication of accounting information using diverse methodologies.

Examination of contemporary issues, contributing judgment and insight to decision-making in professional practice.

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The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) is a four unit, one-trimester award, nested within the MPA. The GCPA can be used as an entry and/or exit qualification. Conceptually, the GCPA has been developed to provide graduates with the capacity to operate in a narrower range of business environments. The degree of independence will be more limited and the scope of activity constrained. GCPA graduates will manage business problems and provide advice in more restricted professional contexts. Typically they work under the supervision of a CPA.

The Four Units Comprising The GCPA are Outlined Below:


Trimester 1






Gather Documentation

Begin your journey by gathering all the necessary documents as per TIIS entry requirements.


Application Submission

Complete our application forms and send them to TIIS via email.


Approval Process

If you meet our requirements, TIIS will issue a Letter of Offer.


Fee Payment

Secure your place by paying your tuition fees. Upon payment, you’ll receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE).