postgraduate courses

MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is for those from an accounting background. It equips students with knowledge and skills in accounting and related fields to gain employment in a variety of organisations in public practice and industry.

As part of the Kaplan Master in Professional Accounting course, you’ll learn the accounting and management knowledge and skills required to gain employment in a variety of organisations in public practice and industry, with admission eligibility into selected professional certification bodies.

SKILLS YOU’LL LEARN

01. Demonstrate
Demonstrate professional skills and knowledge in relation to contemporary accounting issues and related practices

02. Evaluation
Evaluate professional accounting and business issues emerging from strategic developments in practice and accounting regulation

03. Accountant
Be classified as an ‘accountant’ in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO Code: 2211-11)

04. Professionalism
Be eligible for admission into the professional courses offered by the ACCA, CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)

OUTCOMES & FUTURE STUDIES

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POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

Graduates seek placements around the area of accounting and are typically employed as business risk managers, external auditors and assurance specialists, financial analysts, insolvency and reconstruction specialists, internal auditors, management consultants, taxation specialists and treasurers.

PATHWAY TO FURTHER STUDIES

Graduates are eligible for admission into professional programs offered by the ACCA, ICAA and CPA Australia.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION
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BUSINESS RISK MANAGERS
EXTERNAL AUDITORS
ASSURANCE SPECIALISTS
TAXATION SPECIALISTS
TREASURES
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

WHAT ARE OUR CURRENT AND PAST STUDENTS SAYING ABOUT US?

KEY FACTS

INTAKES
March, July, November

DURATION
1.5-years full time (4 trimesters) or part time equivalent

MODE
On campus, full-time or part-time

STRUCTURE
12 compulsory subjects

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Please click for international or domestic entry requirements

FEES
Please click whether you are an international or domestic student to view the relevant schedule.

COURSE SUBJECTS

LEVEL ONE

CODESUBJECTPRE-REQUISITECO-REQUISITE
ACCM4000Accounting PrinciplesNilNil
CLWM4000Business and Corporations LawNilNil
ECOM4000EconomicsNilNil
STAM4000Quantitative MethodsNilNil

LEVEL TWO

CODESUBJECTPRE-REQUISITECO-REQUISITE
CISM4000Accounting Information SystemsACCM4000Nil
ACCM4100Management Accounting ACCM4000Nil
ACCM4200Financial Accounting & Reporting 1ACCM4000Nil

LEVEL THREE

CODESUBJECTPRE-REQUISITECO-REQUISITE
ACCM4300Financial Accounting & Reporting 2 ACCM4200Nil
ACCM4400Auditing & AssuranceACCM4200CISM4000 & ACCM4300
CLWM4100Taxation Law ACCM4000 & CLWM4000ACCM4200

LEVEL FOUR

CODESUBJECTPRE-REQUISITECO-REQUISITE
FINM4000FinanceSTAM4000ACCM4000
ACCM4600Accounting Theory & Contemporary IssuesACCM4200ACCM4300

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

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Students may be eligible for credit for academic work previously completed and should apply to the School for this to be recognised as an exemption from individual units of study. Students are able to receive exemptions of up to 50% of the course from a relevant postgraduate qualification, and up to 30% of the program from a relevant undergraduate qualification.

FEES & PREREQUISITES

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

Follow the link below if you are an Australian citizen or resident and would like to know more about the fees and prerequisites for this course.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Follow the link below if you are a citizen or resident of a country other than Australia and would like to know more about the fees and prerequisites for this course.