Master of Professional Accounting

Deakin University

Program Overview

Expand your depth of knowledge and career opportunities by studying the Master of Professional Accounting. You'll graduate with the specialised skills and knowledge to practise as an accountant, specialising in your chosen field of business.

Are you ready to make your mark on the finance sector?



  Course Duration

18 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 41,600


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 70

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Core units

  • Accounting 1, 2
  • Principles of Finance 1, 2, 4
  • Economics for Managers 1,2
  • Business Law 1, 2, 4
  • Accounting for Management 1, 2, 4
  • Accounting Systems and Analytics 1,2
  • Principles of Income Tax Law 2,3,4
  • Corporate Auditing 2,3,4
  • Financial Accounting 1, 2
  • Professional Research and Analysis
  • Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice 1, 2


  1. Required by CPA Australia for Associate (foundation level) Membership.
  2. Required by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for entry to the CA Program.
  3. For candidates who have completed an accredited degree in Australia, this unit may be taken as part of the CPA program. Other students must complete the unit before becoming an Associate Member of CPA Australia
  4. For candidates who would like to obtain exemptions to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) program.

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline*, or
  • Bachelor degree in any discipline, or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

*A 'related discipline' award for this course is a Bachelor degree in Commerce or Management or Business with a major sequence in Accounting.

^Relevant work experience is experience gain in accounting/finance, management and business roles

IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
$41,600 for 1 yr full-time AUD

The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.

The Master of Professional Accounting is constantly reviewed, and where necessary revised, to ensure it meets the most up-to-date standards and expectations of professional accounting bodies.

With real-world skills and awareness of current trends, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in your chosen field.

As a graduate of this course, you can seek employment in areas of accounting such as:

  • financial accounting
  • auditing
  • taxation
  • management accounting
  • public sector accounting
  • forensic accounting.

As a qualified accountant, you can choose to work in a range of different settings depending on your skills and preferences, such as:

  • large firms
  • small public practices
  • all levels of government
  • law firms
  • banking and financial services
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • educational organisations
  • self-employment.

Given the fundamental shift of accountants moving towards wide-ranging advisory roles, career opportunities are also becoming available in other vocations, including roles as:

  •  investment advisers
  •  market analysts
  • tax consultants
  • advisers in mergers and acquisitions
  •  corporate recovery and insolvency
  • treasury banking
  • e-commerce or information technology.
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