Master of Professional Accounting

Federation University

The Master of Professional Accounting has been designed for students whose first degree is in a non-accounting field and provides them with a comprehensive program of study in accounting theory and practice that is recognised by both CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, enabling them to pursue a pathway to qualification as a professional accountant. Students will be introduced to related disciplines, including business law, taxation, information systems, economics and quantitative methods. The program is offered via flexible delivery, allowing students to study at the Mt Helen Campus, Gippsland Campus (Churchill), or via online delivery. This program also offers two exit points, the Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting (8 courses) and the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting (12 courses).

Course Fee:

Australian: $51,800
International: $56,000

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in a non-accounting discipline. In exceptional circumstances, applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience, and demonstrated capacity to undertake the program as determined by Federation Business School.


To graduate with this program students will need to complete the following courses, totalling 180 credit points. Knowledge suite (students must complete all courses) BULAW 5914 Commercial law, BUECO 5903 Business economics, BUACC 5930 Accounting concepts and practices, BUACC 5937 Information system design and development for accountants, BULAW 5915 Corporate law, BUACC 5931 Research and statistical methods for business, BUACC 5932 Corporate accounting, BUACC 5933 Cost and management accounting, BULAW 5916 Taxation law and practice, BUACC 5934 Financial accounting Capstone suite (you must complete all courses), BUACC 5935 Auditing and assurance services, BUACC 5936 Financial management Elective suite. Unless students have been granted RPL for four courses, they must complete four approved business electives to bring the total course-count to sixteen. If this is the case, one such elective must be BUGEN5930 Business, society and the planet.

Subjects you can Study:

Professional accounting

Further information:

In exceptional circumstances applicants who do not have a bachelors degree may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience, non-degree qualifications (including professional qualifications), and demonstrated capacity to undertake the program, as assessed by the Programs Coordinator. Applicants without a bachelors degree would normally be admitted initially to the Graduate Certificate of Commerce or Graduate Certificate in Business.


This program is recognised by Certified Practising Accountants Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Part time 4 years
Brisbane No info Yes Full time 2 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Online 4 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Full time 2 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Full time 2 years
Brisbane No info Yes Part time 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Part time 4 years

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

FedUni embraces the freedom and dynamism that come from being a progressive university with close links to industry, business, communities and technology.

It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

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