Professional Accounting

Swinburne University of Technology

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18 months
36480 AUD/year
29600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Professional Accounting at the Swinburne University of Technology is designed to provide students with the technical, practical, analytical and creative skills required to deal with accounting and finance issues in planning and decision-making.


This Master of Professional Accounting at Swinburne University of Technology offers participants the opportunity to specialise in accounting for professional recognition.

Accounting is the language of business, and skills are relevant to many areas of professional interest: marketing, economic forecasting, finance, engineering and many others. A knowledge of accounting and finance can help individuals and business organisations understand how to use money (resources) to the best advantage. Gaining and maintaining wealth are important elements in a market economy.

The course builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma.

Career opportunities

This suite of accounting courses provides an avenue for graduates to achieve professional recognition and help fill the shortage of professionally recognised accountants. As many graduates may already be established in a business career, the key vocational outcomes may arise from better current job performance together with new opportunities opening in the accounting and finance areas.

Aims and objectives

The Master of Professional Accounting course is designed for students who wish to obtain specialised knowledge and research skills in accounting and related areas of business. Students will learn to apply advanced conceptual and practical accounting knowledge to undertake rewarding careers in accounting and related areas of business. This course also provides a pathway for further specialised learning as successful completion of the Master of Professional Accounting may qualify students for associate membership to CPA Australia, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) or provide entry to the Chartered Accountants program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting Systems and Reporting 
  • Company Auditing
  • Managerial Accounting 
  • Taxation Principles and Planning 
  • Financial Accounting and Theory 
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Research 
  • Economics 
  • Business Modelling and Analysis 
  • Corporate Financial Management 
  • Corporations and Contract Law 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




150 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

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).
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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.
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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code 067406B

  • A recognised bachelor degree in a related discipline or
  • A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience or
  • A Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting or
  • Masters Qualifying Program is available to International applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36480 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36480 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    29600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29600 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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