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:
- Those students who already hold a postgraduate degree in another field but considering exploring switching careers and becoming an accountant.
- 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.
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
- budget analyst
The Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia.
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.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.
English Language Requirements
Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0
Information for Fee Paying Students
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.
|Year||CSP Places Available||Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
Typical Study Pattern
UC - Canberra, Bruce
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- Master of Professional Accounting (48 credit points)
Required - Must pass 42 credit points as follows
- 6222 - Accounting Systems & Practices G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6223 - Auditing PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6224 - Business Finance PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6225 - Business Law G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6228 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6234 - Economics for Managers G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6253 - Management Accounting PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9505 - Research Methods PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 11396 - Business Decision Making G - 3 cp, Level G
- 11403 - Corporate Accounting PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 11404 - Law of Business Associations PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 11405 - Quantitative Methods in Commerce G - 3 cp, Level G
- 11406 - Revenue Law PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 11407 - Accounting and Decision Support Systems PG - 3 cp, Level P
Restricted Choice - 6 credit points as follows
- Part A - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- Part B - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
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.
Standard 2 years full time or equivalent. Maximum 6 years.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through various delivery modes like on campus, online, flexible and intensive modes. Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
|2019||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2019||UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne||Semester 2
|2020||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2020||UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne||Semester 1
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2021||UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne||Semester 1
|Master of Professional Accounting||M ProfAcc|
Alternate Exit Awards
- Graduate Diploma in Accounting
- Graduate Certificate in Accounting
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.