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56400 AUD/year
44533 AUD/year
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Analyse complex accounting information and learn how to make sound economic decisions with this Master of Professional Accounting from The University of Western Australia.

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About The Course

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.

Career Pathways

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.

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 083274J

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 84600 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    44533 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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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