• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

Seeking a career change into accounting? The Master of Professional Accounting at CQUniversity Australia will equip you with professional skills in accounting, finance, computer software applications, economics, statistics, and business law.

It is suited to those students who meet the entry requirements and seek a career in accounting in Australia. The course will also introduce you to applied research and analysis skills that are highly sought in business. You will have the opportunity to study advanced areas in forensic accounting and financial data analytics or take a business internship.

Career Opportunities

If you are seeking a career change and are interested in a career in accounting, this course is for you. It is ideal if you are interested in employment opportunities in accounting and financial management sectors. Potential fields of employment include financial accounting, management accounting, taxation auditing, teaching finance, banking management, administration, consulting or business advisory services.

Accreditation

Accreditation for this course by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and meets the membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) - Associate Member IPA status. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics for Managers
  • Managerial Finance
  • Accounting in Australia
  • Foundations in Accounting
  • Foundations of Management Accounting
  • Accounting Systems and Information Assurance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    75

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 084507M

To gain entry to this course, students must have:

  • A non-accounting undergraduate degree in any discipline from an Australian university, or AQF equivalent from an overseas institution; or
  • An AQF equivalent accounting bachelor degree received from an overseas institution or organisation, that does not meet accreditation with an Australian Accounting registration body for associate membership purposes; or
  • A graduate diploma in any discipline from an Australian university.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30060 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30060 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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