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20 June 2022

Swinburne Sarawak offers new Diploma of Accountancy

KUCHING – Graduates of Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus’ newly introduced Diploma of Accountancy can enjoy thriving career prospects in the fields of accounting, auditing, taxation, finance and general consulting.

Cynthia Aling, Diploma (Business, Design and Arts) Course Director and lecturer at Swinburne Sarawak, said that this 2.5-year course, which has intakes in April and September, will prepare prospective students for entry into the workforce or act as a pathway into higher education.

“For example, graduates can enrol in the Bachelor of Business suite of courses offered here at Swinburne Sarawak. These undergraduate business courses are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Furthermore, for graduates who plan to enrol in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance), these two courses are professionally accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA),” she said.

Graduates of the Diploma of Accountancy course are eligible for credit exemption that could shorten their studies up to 1.5 years during their Bachelor’s degree.

Cynthia said students undertaking the Diploma of Accountancy will not only learn the essential theoretical knowledge through the common and discipline units but also develop a plethora of practical skills needed to succeed in the accountancy field by working on authentic assessments and collaborating with team members in group projects.

“Upon completion, graduates will have sound overall accounting knowledge and will have applied theory to practical situations. Analytical and creative skills will have been enhanced along with being an effective communicator. Students graduating with the Diploma of Accountancy will be equipped with the appropriate skills and knowledge to obtain anticipated employment in various government and private organisations. Particularly, this is in line with the government’s initiatives to sustainably supply the ever-present market for accountants,” she said.

To alleviate the financial burden of students and their families, Swinburne Sarawak offers a range of scholarships, bursaries, payment plans and financial assistance. Students who have excelled in their previous studies may be awarded one of the many scholarships. For instance, the Diploma Entrance Bursary provides a 15% deduction off the total fee for students entering a Swinburne Sarawak diploma.

Swinburne Sarawak, in collaboration with Yayasan Sarawak, also offers the Yayasan Sarawak BP40 Bursary Scheme – a special bursary scheme for eligible Sarawakian Bumiputera students which allows them enrol into their preferred programmes at foundation, diploma or degree levels with subsidised tuition fees. For students under the BP40 scheme, the total tuition fees at Swinburne Sarawak throughout the duration of their studies are as low as tuition fees at any public universities (IPTA) in Malaysia.

Students can find out more about the various scholarships available by visiting the university’s website, calling +6082-415 353, chatting with Swinburne’s Education Counsellor via WhatsApp at +6019-819 6353 or sending an email to study@swinburne.edu.my. Students can make an appointment for on-campus face-to-face education counselling from Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.  On top of this, from 19 June to 10 July, Swinburne Sarawak will be holding extended counselling hours over the weekends from 10am to 4pm on campus. Online counselling on demand is also available from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 10pm.

Swinburne is an Australian university based in Melbourne, Australia. The Sarawak campus in Kuching is the only international, full-fledged branch campus of the university. Swinburne is ranked among the top 1% of universities globally in both the QS World University Rankings 2023 and the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

For more information about Swinburne, visit its website (www.swinburne.edu.my), Facebook page (@swinburnesarawak), Instagram (@swinburnesarawak), Twitter page (@Swinburne_Swk) or YouTube channel (Swinburne Sarawak).

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