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What will I learn?

The Master of Professional Accounting will equip you with professional skills in accounting, finance, computer software applications, economics, statistics, and business law. It is suited to those students who meet the entry requirements and seek a career in accounting in Australia. The course will also introduce you to applied research and analysis skills that are highly sought in business. You will have the opportunity to study advance areas in forensic accounting and financial data analytics, or take a business internship.

Online option is also available.


You are required to complete a total of 14 core units and two electives.


If you are seeking a career change and are interested in a career in accounting, this course is for you. It is ideal if you are interested in employment opportunities in accounting and financial management sectors. Potential fields of employment include financial accounting, management accounting, taxation auditing, and teaching finance, banking management, administration, consulting or business advisory services.

Which department am I in?

School of Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,360.00 (18,15,016) per year
Term fee: AUD $16,680
Start date

11 July 2022, 7 November 2022, 6 March 2023


Brisbane Campus

160 Ann Street,



4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,360.00 (18,15,016) per year
Term fee: AUD $16,680
Start date

11 July 2022, 7 November 2022, 6 March 2023


Melbourne Campus

120 Spencer Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of a bachelor degree with the equivalent to an Australian pass grade average in the final two terms, from a recognised higher education institution. English requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: C1 Advanced , Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 162).

For international students

To gain entry to this course, students must have:

  • A non-accounting undergraduate degree in any discipline from an Australian university, or AQF equivalent from an overseas institution; or
  • An AQF equivalent accounting bachelor degree received from an overseas institution or organization, that does not meet accreditation with an Australian Accounting registration body for associate membership purposes; or
  • A graduate diploma in any discipline from an Australian university.

English requirements

IELTS Academic - Overall 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5); TOEFL (internet-based) - Overall 75 (with no score less than 17), PTE Academic - Overall 54 (with no score less than 46), CAE and CPE - Overall 169 (with no band less than 162).

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