Master of Professional Accounting - Specialisation

University of Tasmania

The Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation) (MPAS) is designed to train those who do not have an accounting background or who need to up-skill to meet the professional accounting requirements. This is a 2 year full-time or 4 year part-time course of study offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. It has 16 units of study: 12 core units and 4 units which make up a specialisation. Students who successfully complete the first eight units of the course are eligible to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia. Students who intend to complete the CPA Program Units as part of their CPA professional program will be required to seek and gain Associate Membership of CPA Australia prior to commencing these units, and then to enrol with CPA Australia at the time each unit is completed. Students enrolled with CPA Australia will complete the CPA exam in each of these units. This is in addition to completion of the assessment requirements within the MPA/S program in which you are enrolled with UTAS. Students are encouraged to seek concurrent enrolment in CPA segment units and achieve both a Masters qualification and meet the academic requirements to achieve CPA status (and then to complete mentored work experience on entry to the profession).

Course Fee:

Australian: $40,320
International: $65,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree, Postgraduate degree or equivalent; Graduate Certificate entry avaialble

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Business management; Information systems; Marketing; International business

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Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hobart No info Yes Part time 5 years
Hobart No info Yes Online 2 years
Hobart No info Yes Full time 2 years
At the University of Tasmania students study at a quality institution in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Founded in 1890, we are the fourth oldest university in Australia, and our institution is classed within the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

The University offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 150 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Many of our programs are accredited and professionally recognised by industry and professional bodies in Australia and abroad.

We are highly regarded internationally for our teaching and academic excellence, and our lecturers and tutors have the opportunity to engage with students one-on-one and offer personalised advice and guidance. Our diverse range of courses, student exchanges and learning experiences offer students a uniquely engaging educational experience, while giving them excellent preparation for their future careers.

The University of Tasmania campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie offer students a focused and engaged learning environment with excellent facilities. Beyond our campuses, the University community is strengthened by a network of more than 100,000 alumni spanning more than 120 countries.

Tasmania is an affordable place to live, with a stunning natural environment and a friendly and welcoming community. For students looking for an exceptional, personalised university experience that will shape their future success, there is no better place to study.

Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

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