• 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.


  • 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

There are a diverse range of areas that fall under the accounting banner including:

  • Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Consulting
  • Banking & Finance
  • Government
  • Stockbroking


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 the 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
  • Accounting Standards and Practice
  • Taxation Law
  • Corporate Accounting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      1 year - 2 years depending on RPL granted
  • Credits
    64 alternative credits
  • 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

General Requirements

  • Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent
  • GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent
  • CRICOS: 091741J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29800 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.


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