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What will I learn?

About the course

This is a two-year course that will build your technical and theoretical accounting knowledge, enabling you to:

understand and evaluate businesses in the context of accounting and financial reporting

analyse and evaluate key accounting concepts

understand, evaluate and apply the principles of current accounting practice

develop the technical skills essential for a professional accountant in a global environment

recognise and analyse how accounting theory impacts the business environment

understand and apply principles and analytical techniques from economics, commercial law, business communications and quantitative methods.

Who is this course for?

This is your route to a master's qualification if you have already studied the Graduate Diploma of Accounting or Graduate Diploma of Commerce. This course is also available if you want to build on existing experience in industry or gain specialised knowledge beyond your vocational qualifications in another field.

Alternatively, choose the 12-subject option if you have already studied at an Australian university and hold an undergraduate degree in a subject other than accounting, or if you studied at an overseas university and your undergraduate degree in accounting is not recognised by CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

What will you study?

Throughout our two-year program you will study 16 subjects, comprising:

12 core subjects

4 electives.

If you have already studied the Graduate Diploma of Accounting or Graduate Diploma of Commerce then you will only need to study for one year rather than two, as you will already have credits in some subjects.

Industry recognition

Our Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. If you pass a set list of subjects, you may qualify for membership of each professional body.

Career opportunities

Our Master of Professional Accounting program is an ideal platform for a dynamic and exciting business career. You'll gain the practical and relevant skills you need to work in a range of areas, such as:

financial management

public practice

commerce and industry

government and semi-government organisations

accounting education

CRICOS

070183G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,936.00 (17,37,541) per year
AUD $3,992 per subject
Start date

Expected July, November 2022

Venue

Charles Sturt University Study Centres

Sydney Campus,

Level 1, 63 Oxford Street,

DARLINGHURST,

New South Wales,

2010, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,936.00 (17,37,541) per year
AUD $3,992 per subject
Start date

Expected July, November 2022

Venue

Charles Sturt University Study Centres Melbourne

30 Church Lane,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, 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.

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