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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
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) has been carefully designed in close consultation with industry to equip you with the professional and technical skills required by the professional accounting bodies.

You will undertake an academically challenging program with a strong emphasis on practical skills. In addition, you can undertake a suite of optional activities, such as networking with practitioners, to enhance your professional skills and get a head start in reaching your career objectives.

The course presents students with a range of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, including real-world research projects, case studies, actual industry briefs and more. You'll develop work-ready technical accountancy skills and will be confident using a range of industry-standard accounting packages.

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
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

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Evenings: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face on weekday evenings.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

    UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne

      Evenings: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face on weekday evenings.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
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.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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