The Professional Accounting (Professional Practice) program from Charles Darwin University will equip you with contemporary knowledge and skills required for professional practice as a certified practicing accountant (CPA) or chartered accountant (CA). The course will provide you the technical and conceptual skills required in a competent accountant, and will develop your ability to explore, analyse and synthesise various accounting and related principles, methods and techniques. You will undertake a piece of research in your capstone unit of study that incorporates accounting theory and contemporary issues.
You can choose to undertake a professional placement, applied research specialisation or to choose electives that support your career objectives. For your professional practice component CDU provides training specific to working effectively in an organisation. You are then provided with a placement opportunity to work in an organisation of approximately 300 hours over a period of eight to ten weeks. If you wish you may also organise your own placement with a suitable organisation. The placement occurs in the last semester of study and provides you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge you have gained during your MPA studies.
This conversion course enables graduates with non-accounting, partial accounting, or accounting but not equivalent to Australian accounting backgrounds to meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia and The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
- Management Accounting
- Corporate Accounting
- Accounting Information Systems
- Business Economics
- Aspects of Corporate Finance
- Australian Tax Law
- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
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DisciplinesEconomics Finance Accounting View 133 other Masters in Economics in Australia
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS Code: 068547C
- This course is being re-accredited for this year and applications are not yet open. It will be made available as soon as accreditation is finalised.
- Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Accounting Studies OR
- Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification in any discipline.
- Applicants who have fully satisfied the entry requirements of the accounting professional bodies in their first degree are not eligible for entry.
Living costs for Darwin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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