• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


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.
  • 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). All units are accredited by CPA Australia and the Australia and New Zealand Chartered Accountants as meeting the educational entry requirements for their professional programs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • International students: It is a good idea to apply at least two to three months before Session begins.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      • 1 year, 1.5 years, 1.5 years or 2 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

  • GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International

    38000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    28310 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28310 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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