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What will I learn?

About the course

This course develops an understanding of accounting and the broader business environment through opportunities to study economics, commercial law and business communications. Across this one-year course you will study eight subjects, including two electives.

Who is this course for?

You should choose this course if you do not have an undergraduate accounting degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) or are considering progression from this course to the 16-subject Master of Professional Accounting.

Applicants will normally be required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution or an equivalent qualification, however other academic and/or professional qualifications will also be considered.

What will you study?

You will study eight subjects across one year, worth 64 credit points.

You must complete:

at least four core accounting subjects

no more than four elective subjects.


Upon successful completion of the program you will be awarded your Diploma and be eligible for admission to the Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects), which is accredited by two professional accounting bodies. Progression is based on professional attainment and/ work experience. You will also receive credit for applicable subjects.

Career opportunities

The Charles Sturt University Master of Professional Accounting program is an ideal platform for a dynamic and exciting business career. As a graduate of this program, you can go on to study a Masters, which could lead to a range of vocations in areas such as:

  • financial management
  • public practice
  • commerce and industry
  • government and semi-government organisation
  • accounting education



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,936.00 (17,56,656) per year
AUD $3,992 per subject
Start date

Expected July, November 2022


Charles Sturt University Study Centres Melbourne

30 Church Lane,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,936.00 (17,56,656) per year
AUD $3,992 per subject
Start date

Expected July, November 2022


Charles Sturt University Study Centres

Sydney Campus,

Level 1, 63 Oxford Street,


New South Wales,

2010, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You may receive up to 50% credit for previous studies completed at a postgraduate or equivalent level.

For international students

You'll need an Australian bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent bachelor’s degree from another country, to enrol on one of our postgraduate courses.

English language requirement:

If you’re applying for a postgraduate degree, you will need to have an Academic minimum overall score of 6.0. More specifically, you will need to have achieved a score of no less than 6.0 in the writing band and no less than 5.5 in all other bands.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.