• Application Deadline
  • 18 months


The Master of Professional Accounting from The University of Western Australia will provide you an opportunity for graduates to obtain a qualification that is recognised by professional accounting bodies and the wider business community. 

Graduates who hold an undergraduate degree in Accounting should seek advice from the Business School before applying for this course.

The Master of Professional Accounting provides training in the technical aspects of the preparation of accounting data; develops your skills in the application of accounting information to solve problems and make decisions; and develops the important professional skills such as communication and critical thinking.


This degree offers a variety of career paths in the private and public sectors, public accounting firms, small business and self-employment. Professional accountants are employed as company directors, board members, chief executive officers and partners in business.


This course satisfies the accreditation requirements of the following professional accounting associations: the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates are eligible to enter the membership programs of these organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Financial Accounting 
  • Applied Professional Business Communications
  • Economics for Business: Applications and Policy 
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making 
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting 
  • Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting 
  • Principles of Auditing 
  • Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice 
  • Accounting for Planning and Control 
  • Principles of Taxation 
  • Introduction to Finance 
  • Commercial and Company Law 
  • Ethics and Sustainability Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      1.5 - 2 years

  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 550

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; 
  •  the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or
  • a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) of no more than 5 years old with a score of at least 550; or
  • at least five years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course; 


  •  a UWA graduate certificate which articulates with this course; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent
CRICOS: 083274J

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55332 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 83000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    43596 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 65400 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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