Master of Professional Accounting

Charles Sturt University

This program allows students to gain the knowledge and skills to embark on an accounting career, if their previous study was in another discipline.

Course Fee:

Australian: $39,000

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in field other than accounting; Other academic and/or professional qualifications and/or work experience, including completion of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, will be considered


96 points/128 points.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Students may receive up to 50% (six 8 point subjects) credit into the Master of Professional Accounting program for related prior postgraduate studies. Credit will not be awarded for work experience.

Further information:

Students who do not have a Bachelor qualification are required to undertake 16 subjects in total to gain recognition by the CPA.


CPA Australia, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia

Who for:

Non-accounting graduates and those needing to satisfy academic requirements of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and CPA Australia

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Distance Education No info No Online 3 years
Charles Sturt Study Centre – Sydney No info No Full time 2 years
Charles Sturt Study Centre – Melbourne No info No Full time 2 years
Charles Sturt Study Centre – Brisbane No info No Full time 2 years

We believe everyone offers something unique. At Charles Sturt University, you become part of something bigger: you join a connected community from across the globe that is committed to changing things for the better.

We want to help you find your purpose so you can make a difference. Jump into the real world with our professional accredited courses that will give you the skills you’ll need.

Whether you’re taking your first step after school, coming to uni for the first time after some time working, returning to enhance your qualifications or undertake research, we’ll have the course to help you push the boundaries and make an impact. 

Our academics and teaching staff are well-connected with industry so when you graduate, you’ll already have a wide network of industry contacts who can help you kickstart your career. We also make hands-on learning a central part of your study, so you learn by doing. Your lecturers will know your name and you can learn however suits you best — on campus, online or a combination of the two. There’s support whenever you need it and scholarships to help make it happen. 

It all adds up to Charles Sturt University being Australia's number one university for graduate employment.* That’s right; more of our grads get jobs — and well-paying ones at that — faster than grads from any other Australian uni. Because with a Charles Sturt University degree under your belt, you’re ready to make a difference in your industry and community from day one.

So, together, let’s create a world worth living in.

*QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019


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