Professional Accounting

RMIT University

Master On Campus Online
18 months
38400 AUD/year
29760 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Professional Accounting from RMIT University is designed primarily for students from non-accounting backgrounds who want to develop an understanding of the technical and social dimensions in accounting and business.


Improve your skills

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand have helped design RMIT’s postgraduate professional accounting programs to ensure we’re in-step with the future needs of professional bodies and employers.

Broaden your career choices

The Master of Professional Accounting from RMIT University provides a broad-based accounting and business qualification for a career in many industries and sectors. It is designed for graduates from any discipline who are considering a career in accounting for the first time, providing many opportunities for industry-based, practical learning.

Network with like-minded professionals

If you are currently in a role that demands accounting knowledge, we’ll get you up to speed with the latest industry practices and standards. If you’re thinking of stepping out on your own, the Business Skills for Start Ups elective will help you put your best foot forward.


Graduates may work in small, medium or large organisations in public accounting practice, commerce, government or the not-for-profit sector. You may even consider the exciting possibility of starting your own business.

Graduate roles may include:

  • Working with senior managers on planning and disclosing social and environmental activities of the organisation
  • Monitoring and reporting on the cash flow and financial resources of the organisation
  • Preparing information for organisational strategies
  • Preparing integrated reports for financial and sustainability reporting
  • Participating in the preparation and evaluation of business plans
  • Participating in the development and review of performance management systems
  • Providing financial and taxation advice
  • Running a small business.


The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)  and the Association of International Accountants (AIA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management 1 - Managing People
  • Business and Government in the Global Context
  • Global Business and Social Technology: A Case Study Approach
  • Accounting for Management Decisions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

2 year duration

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or higher level qualification in any discipline.
1.5 year duration

You must have successfully completed:

  • An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in a business-related discipline* from a recognised tertiary institution; OR
  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline and a minimum of three years full-time equivalent management experience; OR
  • The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting.
CRICOS provider number: 077509A

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38400 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    29760 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29760 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.



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