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Accounting with a Specialisation in CPA Program

Macquarie University

18 months
39200 AUD/year
29200 AUD/year
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This Master of Accounting with a Specialisation in CPA Program at Macquarie University enables you to obtain a university qualification and receive extensive academic support while you prepare for the CPA external examinations. 


Such support is a major factor in our graduates consistently receiving higher grades in the CPA program than non-Macquarie graduates, as is the fact we are registered with CPA Australia as a CPA Program tuition provider.

As well as developing robust technical skills, you will have opportunities to enhance your communicative competence and presentation skills, and to participate in career-related workshops.

Key features 

  • Subject matter included in this specialisation is equivalent to the content offered in the CPA program.
  • Many of your teachers have first-hand experience with the CPA Program: a number of the teaching staff also act as consultants to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia.
  • You'll have opportunities to engage with the business community many of whom contribute to the course's learning materials.
  • You'll have opportunities to develop your research skills while undertaking a research project as well as a capstone unit.
  • This Master of Accounting with a Specialisation in CPA Program at Macquarie University is available at both our Macquarie Park and city campuses during the day or evening, online, or through a combination of both, which means you can continue to work full-time while studying.
  • If you hold a bachelor degree in any field (other than a bachelor with an accounting major), you'll find this course ideal if you wish to earn a widely recognised and reputable postgraduate qualification in accounting.

Career Opportunities

Potential employers include:
  • Accounting and Consulting Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Departments
  • Superannuation and Insurance Firms


The CPA Program specialisation provides a path for university graduates in any discipline to acquire accounting qualifications that are fully recognised by CPA Australia and Australia and New Zealand Chartered Accountants (CAANZ).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Company Law
  • Economic Analysis
  • Principles of Finance 
  • Contemporary Accounting Practice
  • Managerial Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International - We recommend applying early for your course to ensure you have adequate time to arrange your student visa.


120 alternative credits
  • 1.5 years - 120
  • 2 years - 160


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent

To apply for an undergraduate program, international students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications:

  • A recognised senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification
  • A recognised university Foundation course
  • A recognised 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39200 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    29200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29200 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 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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