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Master of Professional Accounting - 297JA

Course Code: 297JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Business School
UAC Code: 880161
CRICOS Code: 083324D
Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

 

Become an Australian Trained Accountant

The UC Master of Professional Accounting course is the perfect study pathway for those looking for any one of the following outcomes:

  1. Those students who already hold an undergraduate degree in another field but considering exploring switching careers and becoming an accountant.
  2. Internationally educated accountants, looking to meet the minimum entry requirements for working in Australia as established by the CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant) Australia, and CAANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand).

This full-time 2-year course has been carefully designed in close consultation with industry experts to help you maximise the quality of your time here at UC. Offering friendly, supportive and more engaging classes, this course is uniquely developed to help equip you with the necessary professional and technical skills to enter the Australian accounting industry with confidence.

Covering a diverse range of subjects such as Government Finance Management, Micro-finance, entrepreneurship and more, this course will bring you up to speed with the latest accounting practices, and help you meet the legal and professional requirements as determined by the professional accounting bodies of Australia.

So, whether you’re looking at becoming a practicing accountant, or going into business as an entrepreneur, or business consultant, this course is the perfect course to help put you on the fast track to personal and professional success.

Study the Master of Professional Accounting at UC and you will:

  • gain extensive technical, analytical and practical accounting skills
  • learn the accepted industry ethics and integrity standards
  • gain unprecedented access to industry contacts
  • work on real world problems in practical environments
  • explore professional accounting practices in industry, government and private practice.
  • forge strong professional industry networks
  • graduate with an internationally recognised qualification
  • gain admission as an associate member of CPA Australia, or CAANZ

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL is a vital component of the UC Master of Professional Accounting journey as it allows students to gain extensive practical experience working on real-world research projects, case studies, industry briefs, all while working alongside highly skilled and experienced industry mentors.  

In this highly focused, engaging and nurtured learning environment, UC students will be encouraged to develop work-ready technical accountancy skills and build their professional networks – thus building their confidence using a range of industry accounting packages, and ensuring graduates enter the workforce with a robust industry-based professional set connections already established.

Career opportunities

The UC Master of Professional Accounting Course is a globally recognise and respected qualification that will expose graduates to a wide range of industries and numerous job opportunities all over the world including, but not limited to:

  • chief financial officer
  • tax manager
  • finance director
  • cost account manager
  • senior financial analyst
  • compliance manager
  • cccounting manager
  • forensic accountant
  • personal finance advisor
  • entertainment production accountant
  • auditor
  • budget analyst

 

 

 

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor degree or equivalent as approved by the University. There are no work experience requirements. Students who have undertaken an undergraduate degree with a major in accounting with an Australian institution are ineligible for entry to the degree.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Professional Accounting M ProfAcc

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Diploma in Accounting Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020

$24,900

$35,000

2021

$25,400

$35,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

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

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Develop an advanced and integrated understanding of accounting and related disciplines required to practice as an accountant; UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
Critically analyse, interpret and synthesise complex financial and related information, problems, concepts or theories; UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Exercise initiative and professional judgement to produce well developed advice and arguments in solving financial problems; UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
UC graduate are global citizens: adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
Argue and justify ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high levels of personal autonomy and accountability; UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
UC graduate are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Evaluate and explain accounting and financial transactions to a broad range of stakeholders, including managers, clients, regulators, etc, and navigate in an increasingly complex financial, legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields; UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively;
UC graduate are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
Display professional communication skills and the ability to transmit knowledge, skills and ideas using a variety of communication styles, as would be expected by audiences from technical or non-technical backgrounds. UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively; take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
UC graduate are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;

Course Duration

Standard 2 years full time or equivalent. Maximum 6 years.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Alternative Exits: MGG001 Graduate Diploma in Accounting - On completion of 24 credit points. MGC001 Graduate Certificate in Accounting - On completion of 12 credit points.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO YES

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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