Master of Professional Accounting

Program code

5683

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Credit points

160

Indicative fee

$28,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree

    (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Next start date

Trimester 3, 2022 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 24 October 2022

About this program

If you are from a non-accounting background or do not have a CPA Australia accredited undergraduate degree with a major in accounting, the Master of Professional Accounting conversion program will give you the training in accounting and related areas needed to meet the academic requirements for Associate membership with CPA Australia and admission to CPA Australia's CPA Program, and the CA Program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

This program will enable you to develop the technical and conceptual skills needed to become an accountant and will develop your ability to analyse, critique and synthesise various accounting and related principles, methods and techniques. This program will also provide academic support to help you prepare for CPA Australia's CPA Program and ACCA's professional level examinations.

The program has a foundation component (Graduate Certificate) which allows those without a prior degree in Professional Accounting (or equivalent) and those looking for a career change to participate. Those with qualifications and experience in the field can also enter the program and progress to the advanced level study.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
5683 Master of Professional Accounting (this program) Nathan, Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
3396 Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting Nathan, Online Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
4164 Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting Nathan, Online Exit point only

Attendance information

The Master of Professional Accounting is offered full-time and part-time at the Nathan campus and online in Trimesters 1 and 2, and part-time online only in Trimester 3.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

My career opportunities

You will be well prepared for potential career opportunities in government administration, business planning, cost and management accounting, auditing, information systems, taxation, finance and banking, stockbroking, treasury, foreign exchange, superannuation, consulting, insurance, and manufacturing.

Program accreditation

Accreditation will depend on the courses you complete.

The Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia

Professional recognition

Completion of the listed courses in the Master of Professional Accounting provides exemptions from the ACCA Foundation Level Exams F1-F9.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Professional Accounting (5683)


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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information

Additional fee information

Program fees do not include CPA fees which are paid directly to CPA Australia for enrolment in the CPA Program professional level exams. See the CPA Australia website for current fees.

This program has been approved by the Australian Government for student income support (for example, Youth Allowance and Austudy). Students should contact Centrelink for more information about their eligibility for student income support payments.