What will I learn?

This postgraduate accounting course is suitable if you have previously completed an undergraduate accounting degree recognised by CPA Australia.

This course enables you to obtain advanced skills and knowledge to provide advice to management. The main areas of study include corporate governance, financial accounting and management accounting.

In this course, you may concurrently enrol in the professional level of the CPA Program with CPA Australia.

Career information

You may gain positions in public practice accounting and business.

What you'll learn

Critically analyse issues in collection, recording and reporting of economic activity; develop innovative solutions to user needs for accounting information systems giving cost effective decision useful information
Develop innovative processes to locate, extract and critically appraise decision useful information related to economic activity from sources within an organisation and from external sources
Relate the significance of commercial events and issues to the business and investing community using effectively structured financial communication and appropriate language
Use electronic resources to effectively interrogate databases, analyse data, collect information and communicate
Utilise the investigation skills developed in the course to undertake self-directed learning and the development of a career long attitude of continuing professional development
Recognise the global nature of accounting by applying international financial reporting standards and appreciate the information requirements of a global financial system
Demonstrate an understanding that cultural practices and differences impact commercial practices and interpersonal relations
Apply an ethical approach to analysing and reporting commercial activities, advising clients, demonstrating leadership and the ability to delegate tasks to ensure timely outcomes; work independently or in teams as appropriate to achieve agreed outcomes
Apply principles of accounting, economics, information systems, statistics, law, ethics and behavioural science as they relate to reporting business activity

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,600.00 (US$ 20,493) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $61,200

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

Start date

3 August 2020, 1 March 2021, 26 July 2021


Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,


Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must Completed a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognized tertiary institution. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

For international students

A CPA accredited bachelor degree, majoring in accounting.

English language requirements:

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; Overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Curtin College

About this uni

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.

  • Top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2019)
  • Partnerships with 130+ education institutions worldwide
  • A truly global university, with international campuses
  • Offers a range of internationally recognised courses