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What will I learn?

This unique highly certified master double degree puts you in poll position to take advantage of the shortage of professionally recognised accountants and financial planners.

In keeping with Swinburne’s strength in entrepreneurship and innovation, you will focus on cutting-edge technology and building an entrepreneurial mindset. Our strong links with industry and alumni will support your experiential learning with student-centred projects, sharing of insights, and providing real, topical challenges and mentoring.

With your advanced conceptual and practical knowledge, this double degree will prepare you for a career in accounting, taxation, financial planning, investment, banking, risk management or insurance.

As a combined program, you can to attain two sought-after master qualifications in the time it normally takes to complete one. Recognition of prior study and experience is available and may provide up to six units of credit, further shortening study duration.

This qualification is professionally accredited through CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) on behalf of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

It has the approval of the Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) mandated for all financial planners or advisors who practice in Australia.

Career opportunities

This suite of accounting courses provides an avenue for graduates to achieve professional recognition and help fill the shortage of professionally recognised accountants. As many graduates may already be established in a business career, the key vocational outcomes may arise from better current job performance together with new opportunities opening in the accounting and finance areas.

Aims and objectives

At completion of the Master of Professional Accounting, graduates will be able to: Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of accounting and business concepts in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking; Apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence; Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a team; Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and a deep awareness of professional practices in a global and sustainable context; Apply accounting and business fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a business model using appropriate accounting methods and tools, applied in a variety of contexts; Reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning; Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence.

Which department am I in?




Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,300.00 (21,06,711) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 August 2022


Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,



3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a three-year degree with a minimum average of 65% in the final year units of study. Other relevant experience will also be taken into account in assessing your application.

For international students

A recognized bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or

A recognized bachelor’s degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience or

A Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting or

Masters Qualifying Program is available to International applicants

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic Module): Overall 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0

Swinburne English Language Centre: EAP 5 advanced level with overall 70% & all skills 65% or above

TOEFL iBT: 79 (Reading no less than 18, writing no less than 20)

PTE Academic: 58 (no communicative skill less than 50) or equivalent.

  • C1 Advanced - 176, no band less than 169
  • *There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


    About Swinburne University of Technology

    Swinburne is one of the world’s top young universities, offering industry-aligned courses taught by teachers who are experts in their field.

    • 45th in the Top 50 Under 50 universities in the world
    • Ranked 81st in the world by THE Young University Rankings
    • Rated 82.2% for overall teaching quality
    • 5-stars for teacher- student ratio & overall experience