Master of Professional Accounting

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program will allow students to meet the entry requirements of professional accounting bodies including CPA (Certified Practicing Accountants) Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. It will teach students how to analyse, research and make informed recommendations about a broad range of accounting problems and issues. They will learn essential accounting principles, practices and techniques and be able to apply them to a variety of situations including: auditing; financial reporting; internal controls; finance and management accounting. Graduates will also appreciate the ethical, legal and professional dynamics of accounting and the accounting profession.

Course Fee:

Australian: $56,000
International: $62,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in any discipline; or Graduate Certificate in a related discipline. International applicants need to meet English Language Proficiency requirements.


160 Credit Points.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting or Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting may exit from the course with the relevant award.

Further information:

Career paths: Accounting firms and Financial management


The Master of Professional Accounting has been designed to meet the entry requirements of the professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 2 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 4 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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