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Professional Accounting (12 subjects)

18 months
29280 AUD/year
27600 AUD/year
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The accredited Professional Accounting (12 subjects) program from Charles Sturt University provides a professional accounting qualification designed to meet the academic requirements of both CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.  


The Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects) from Charles Sturt University is designed to build on non-accounting undergraduate studies or an overseas undergraduate accounting degree that is not recognised by Australian professional accounting bodies.

You'll start your accounting course by studying the concepts and principles of accounting practice, as well as the impact of the business environment on accounting theory and its application, and the regulatory requirements that control the accounting process. You'll also learn to understand and apply principles and analytical techniques from economics, commercial law, business communications and quantitative methods in the accounting context.  

You can study this postgraduate accounting course online or, if you are an international student, at our Port Macquarie campus or our Study Centres in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney. If you're studying online, you'll learn through online study materials, video-captured lectures, online meetings and subject forums. You can also fast-track your degree by completing up to four subjects a session.

Our academic staff are industry experts who bridge the gap between the theories of your studies and their application in the workplace. They are committed to providing quality teaching in a supportive learning environment where your lecturers know your name.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects), you could provide auditing, advisory, taxation, insolvency and recovery services to clients, or put your budget planning, management accounting, internal auditing, strategic planning and policy formation skills to work in any sized organisation.

You could also make a difference by applying your financial accountability, budgeting and performance measurement, policy formulation and cost-benefit analysis skills for the public good. Whatever industry you'd like to work in and wherever you'd like to live, Charles Sturt University's accounting courses can take you there.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpreting and Communicating Accounting
  • Economics for Business
  • Data Analysis for Financial Decision-making
  • Business and Corporations Law 
  • Accounting Standards, Application and Disclosures 
  • Contemporary Cost Accounting for Management Decision-making
  • Taxation Principles and Application

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider: 00005F.

  • For entry to the Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects) applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent).
  • The undergraduate degree must be in a field other than Accounting, or not recognised by the Australian Accounting professional bodies for associate membership.
  • Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting or Graduate Diploma of Accounting on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience.
  • Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting/Graduate Diploma of Accounting, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects) and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29280 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    27600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27600 AUD per year during 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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