What will I learn?

Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into further learning or professional practice, with our CPA Australia and CCANZ accredited Master of Professional and Practicing Accounting (MPPA).

Count the credentials

Designed for progressive, hardworking, business-minded graduates and for those wanting to excel in the professional accounting field, the MPPA offers a plethora of employment opportunities, in any corner of the globe! The MPPA is ideal for those from a non-academic background who require a pathway into the professional bodies, CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). It also provides higher level studies for those with an accounting degree.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s MPPA is accredited by CPA Australia and by CAANZ.

Exit Points

You’re able to exit the course after one year with a Graduate Diploma of Professional and Practicing Accounting, and then choose to complete the Master later.

Assessment Methods

Assessment consists of a mixture of case study reports, research reports, presentations, tests and examinations. The assessment recognizes the advanced level of the studies in this course.

Pathways to further study

You can apply for entry into the professional programs of CPA Australia and CAANZ. You will be across research principles and methods appropriate to professional and practicing accounting and professional scholarship

Career Pathways

You will have a sought after body of knowledge that includes understanding and working in the latest developments in accounting and related professional practice. You may go on to choose professional work in areas, such as:

  • Financial management
  • Accountant in commerce, industry or public practice
  • Corporate planning

Which department am I in?

Department of Business, Management and Finance

CRICOS

083132A

Study options

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$19,600.00 (10,49,251) per year
Tuition fees per semester: AUD $9,800; AUD $39,200 for the entire course

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

Start date

31 January 2022, 11 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a Creative Arts discipline or other appropriate area, such as Arts Management or Arts Education with a credit average awarded by a recognized university or TAFE. English: Academic IELTS 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0, Pearson PTE Academic 58 overall with no individual communicative skill below 50, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognized equivalency. TOEFL iBT: 83 overall (Writing: 24, Speaking: 20, Reading: 19, Listening: 20); Cambridge English Scale (Cambridge: First (FCE), Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 176 overall (individual bands: 169); Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS - 3+ ISLPR overall individual bands: min ISLPR 3.

For international students

Academic: AQF (Australian) Bachelor degree or overseas equivalent. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in any field. Those with an undergraduate degree in accounting will be eligible to apply for some credit transfer.

English: Academic IELTS 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0, Pearson PTE Academic 58 overall with no individual communicative skill below 50, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognized equivalency. TOEFL iBT: 83 overall (Writing: 24, Speaking: 20, Reading: 19, Listening: 20); Cambridge English Scale (Cambridge: First (FCE), Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 176 overall (individual bands: 169); Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS - 3+ ISLPR overall individual bands: min ISLPR 3.

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

ADD TO MY FAVOURITES

About Melbourne Polytechnic

Spread across seven campuses, Melbourne Polytechnic offers industry-related degrees and pathways to top universities.

  • One of Australia's largest higher education providers
  • Home to international students from over 70 countries
  • Awarded for Excellence in International Education
  • Partnerships with top universities and organisations