24 months
34960 AUD/year
28160 AUD/year
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Turn your undergraduate degree into a career in accounting with the fully-accredited Professional Accounting program at James Cook University. Develop the skills and knowledge required to become a practising accountant with flexible study options. 


Focus on essential areas of accounting including management, corporate finance, auditing, business and taxation law, data analysis, and economics for sustainability. Explore introductory and advanced issues in accounting and demonstrate your understanding through an applied research project.

Understand both historical and contemporary perspectives and evaluate social and environmental practices. Make recommendations and give informed advice with confidence. Develop your professional judgement to work independently and with integrity.

Career Opportunities 

  • Graduates of the Professional Accounting program at James Cook University have an in-depth knowledge of accounting and highly-developed professional judgement and reasoning skills.
  • Graduates pursue job opportunities in the public and private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marketing 
  • Professional Employability 
  • People in Organisations
  • Corporate Responsibility and Governance
  • International Political Economy
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 081135C 

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in non-accounting discipline; or equivalent
  • US: Satisfactory completion of one year at a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 2.8, however, students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.7 will be considered for the study abroad program.
  • Germany: Successful completion of six months of study at a recognised German university with an overall grade of Pass or successful completion of Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or Reifezeugnis.
  • Sweden: Successful completion of Upper Secondary School or Kommunal vuxenutbildning with a minimum GPA of 12.
  • Norway: Successful completion of at least six months of study at a recognised higher education institution in Norway; or successful completion of Norwegian Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skolen with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Denmark: Successful completion of one semester of study at a recognised higher education institution in Denmark with an overall grade of Pass (average of D).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34960 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28160 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28160 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 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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