• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Program objectives

Successful completion of the Master of Professional Accounting should enable graduates to:

    - prepare and analyse financial and management accounting reports

    - audit financial records and statements and produce audit reports

    - prepare taxation returns and advise clients on taxation issues

    - comprehend and apply accounting theory to current accounting developments and problems

    - understand and apply the principles of business finance and investment evaluation

    - comprehend the legal framework within which businesses operate and apply this knowledge in addressing commercial legal problems.

    Career outcomes

    You will graduate as a qualified accountant, your career opportunities may include public accountant, chartered accountant, company accountant, company secretary, financial administrator, investment advisor, forensic accountant, in the government (in the tax department, audit office, treasury and local government), or in financial institutions including banks and building societies.


Graduates of this program will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

The Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Programme Structure

Courses include
    - Accounting
    - Management Accounting with a Strategic Perspective
    - Corporate Accounting
    - Accounting Theory
    - Auditing Practice
    - Research in Accounting Practice
    - Accounting Information Systems and Controls
    - Economics for Managers
    - Decision Support Tools
    - Corporate Finance
    - Taxation Law
    - Australian Commercial and Corporations Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Up to 6 years part-time.
  • Credits
    16 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

    - Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree, or equivalent.

    - English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2.

Candidates without an acceptable Bachelor degree or equivalent and who have completed a minimum of five years' professional work experience equivalent to an AQF level 7 qualification may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Business, and upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, may apply for entry into the Master of Professional Accounting.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3220 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3220 AUD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2940 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2940 AUD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Toowoomba

  • 1200 - 2000 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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