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What will I learn?

If you already have an undergraduate degree in another discipline, the Master of Professional Accounting is the best way to gain entry to the professional accounting bodies. The course is open to graduates but non graduates may enter following successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Accounting. The course covers introductory as well as advanced units in financial and management accounting, finance, tax and company law and auditing. On successful completion, graduates can apply for Associate Membership of the Professional Accounting Bodies. The course is accredited by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia. It meets the entry requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Career Opportunities

Students who complete this award will be eligible for Associate membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). They can then pursue full professional status with the organisation of their choice.

Course Aims

The Master of Professional Accounting aims to prepare students from non-accounting backgrounds to gain professional qualifications in accounting and to apply for Associate Membership with the Professional Accounting Organisations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate mastery of knowledge within the accounting discipline, that includes understanding of recent developments and ability to reflect critically on theory and to undertake professional work in accounting;
  • identify complex problems in accounting and finance, collect relevant data, evaluate and synthesise a range of solutions and recommend the best course of action;
  • demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of research principles and methods as they apply to accounting;
  • communicate effectively with both accounting and non-accounting professionals on accounting and finance issues in a coherent and sustained manner;
  • demonstrate a proficiency with the researching, presentation and dissemination of information within and outside accounting;
  • demonstrate application of knowledge and skills acquired within the accounting discipline with high level of creativity, initiative and personal autonohandbook; and
  • plan and execute a substantial research-based project or capstone experience and/or piece of research.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

084073K

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,096.00 (16,11,135) per year

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

Start date

25 October 2021, 28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,096.00 (16,11,135) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Start date

25 October 2021, 28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A candidate shall: hold a relevant AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree of a recognised Australian University or tertiary institution (or overseas equivalent as assessed by Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR)), with a minimum GPA of 3.50.

For international students

A candidate shall:

(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification; or

(b) hold the UNE AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate in Accounting or equivalent; or

(c) for international students, hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

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

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About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale