18 months
39000 AUD/year
30800 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Become a trusted authority in business information with this Master of Professional Accounting offered at La Trobe University.  

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Looking for your path to a career as a qualified professional accountant?

Become an expert with in-demand skills when you study this Master of Professional Accounting from La Trobe University .

In this accredited degree, you'll build expertise in existing and emerging accounting information systems and data analytics tools. Investigate the fields underpinning modern accounting, including business law, taxation, finance and economics. Connect with industry and professional accounting bodies during your studies and prepare for career success.

Learn how to solve accounting problems across a diverse variety of business contexts. With lectures delivered by leading academics and guest industry experts, you'll get a well-rounded perspective on contemporary accounting issues – ranging from industry-specific measurement issues to the impact of global harmonisation on financial reporting practices.

La Trobe's Master of Professional Accounting is a direct pathway to becoming a qualified professional accountant. If you have limited exposure to accounting or are forging a new path, this degree will develop your theoretical and technical knowledge and skills to build your dream career.

Career outcomes

Accountants and accountancy expertise are vital for organisations in every industry – so after graduation, you could find roles in private enterprise, government departments, the not-for-profit sector and beyond.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting Principles and Practices
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Principles of Business Analytics
  • Principles of Economics 
  • Principles of Finance 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 106758F


Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Selection criteria
  • Applicants with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/or substantial relevant professional of managerial experience will also be considered for entry.

    The duration of the course may be reduced to one-year equivalent full time (8 subjects) with appropriate credit exemptions.

    Admission is based on:

    • Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline, or
    • Bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or
    • Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or higher in a related discipline, or
    • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    30800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30800 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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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