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What will I learn?

The Master of Professional Accounting provides graduates with the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise for a career in professional accounting practice, and meets the requirements for professional recognition, including CPA Australia (CPAA) and Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

The subjects in this course are highly practical and focused on developing work-ready skills and competencies required in contemporary practice. The professional recognition of the course provides students with qualifications that enhance both their employment and promotion opportunities.

Course aims

The course aims to provide local and international graduates with the requisite knowledge in accounting and the role accounting plays in providing information to support business activities and managerial decision-making. In addition to providing a professionally recognised qualification, the course comprises a mix of accounting, finance, legal and economics subjects which collectively deliver a range of business skills and knowledge that are essential for employment in today's dynamic business environment.

Course structure

The course totals 72 credit points, made up of 12 core subjects.


Career options include management-level positions in industry or government, as well as not-for-profit organisations. With the CPA Australia and ICAA qualification being recognised internationally, the prospect for overseas employment is also enhanced.

Which department am I in?

UTS Business School



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$66,744.00 (US$ 49,581) per year
The cost per credit point for 2022 is AUD $927.

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 1 August 2022


University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,


New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For admission into most postgraduate courses, you are required to hold a recognized bachelor's degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree. Your academic performance at the bachelor's level will be considered as part of your application assessment. In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, writing 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) - 79-93 overall, writing 21; PTE (Academic) - 58-64; CAE - 176-184; AE5/AE6 (PASS) - AE5.

For international students

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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


About University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS has invested AUD 1.3 billion in creating a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Sydney’s entrepreneurial district.

  • Based in the heart of Sydney
  • No.1 young university in Australia
  • Offering AUD 30 million in scholarships
  • 24/7 security patrols on campus