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Professional Accounting (Professional Practice)

24 months
32760 AUD/year
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The Professional Accounting (Professional Practice) program from Charles Darwin University provides you with a unique opportunity to work in an organisation and gain valuable professional experience while also gaining an MPA qualification.


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.

Professional recognition

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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting 
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting 
  • Auditing 
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Economics
  • Aspects of Corporate Finance 
  • Australian Tax Law 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


160 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 107553M
  • Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Accounting StudiesORSuccessful 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32760 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32760 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Darwin

1493 - 2530 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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