Postgraduate

Master of Professional Accounting

Analyse complex accounting information and learn how to make sound economic decisions.
1.5-2
Years Full Time

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Career Pathways

This degree offers a variety of career paths in the private and public sectors, public accounting firms, small business and self-employment. Professional accountants are employed as company directors, board members, chief executive officers and partners in business.
This degree offers a variety of career paths in the private and public sectors, public accounting firms, small business and self-employment. Professional accountants are employed as company directors, board members, chief executive officers and partners in business.

Further Study

Master of Business Administration (MBA) after a minimum 2 years' relevant work experience.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) after a minimum 2 years' relevant work experience.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Full-Fee Paying Place $34,900.00

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

Find out more information about tuition fees, or visit the fee calculator for a more accurate cost.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

International Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$47,300.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification*, as recognised by UWA; and either:
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
or
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) completed a Graduate Certificate in Commerce at UWA.
*Applicants who have a Bachelor's Degree with a major in accounting, or an equivalent qualification, are not eligible for admission.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

The Master of Professional Accounting provides training in the technical aspects of the preparation of accounting data; develops your skills in the application of accounting information to solve problems and make decisions; and develops the important professional skills such as communication and critical thinking. 

About the course

This course provides an opportunity for graduates to obtain a qualification that is recognised by professional accounting bodies and the wider business community. Graduates who hold an undergraduate degree in Accounting should seek advice from the Business School before applying for this course.
Master of Professional Accounting

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 40610
CRICOS code
  • 083274J
Master of Professional Accounting
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 40610
CRICOS code
  • 083274J
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 - 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Professional Accounting

Accreditation

     

The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.

MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING

Course accreditation

This course satisfies the accreditation requirements of the following professional accounting associations: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). 
MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING
MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING

Isabel Calder

Isabel Calder
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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Meet the staff

Course Coordinator

Dr Glen Hutchings CA

Email: [email protected] 

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