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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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

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.
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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. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
102
Total Course Fee - 2020
$66,800.00

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 Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$83,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$89,888.00

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.

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.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

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.

The CA Program

Get a head start on your pathway to becoming a CA

Students enrolled in the Master of Professional Accounting at UWA are able to complete the professional study requirements of the Chartered Accountants (CA) qualification as part of their degree, setting students apart in the job market.

While most graduates complete their CA qualifications while working in their first job, the embedded CA Program ensures students can complete all the academic requirements (including CA exams) before starting work, improving their career opportunities.

The inclusion of the CA Program modules will provide a degree that no other WA university offers.

Get a head start on your pathway to becoming a CA

Students enrolled in the Master of Professional Accounting at UWA are able to complete the professional study requirements of the Chartered Accountants (CA) qualification as part of their degree, setting students apart in the job market.

While most graduates complete their CA qualifications while working in their first job, the embedded CA Program ensures students can complete all the academic requirements (including CA exams) before starting work, improving their career opportunities.

The inclusion of the CA Program modules will provide a degree that no other WA university offers.

Master of Professional Accounting graduates would normally complete the Chartered Accountants Program, which is a registered Level 8 award with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) after graduating.

About CA ANZ

The CA Program will be delivered by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) in partnership with UWA. It is a globally recognised Program connecting UWA students to a 1,000,000 strong global knowledge network. CA ANZ is the only professional accounting body approved by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

About the CA Program

  • The CA Program is made up of five modules and mentored practical experience - it combines formal study and hands on learning to develop technical and professional skills.
  • Students have the option to take the formal study component of the CA Program by choosing this stream. This is an option only and is not essential for any students to complete.
  • Students will still need to accrue 3 years approved practical experience before completing all the requirements to become a CA.

Benefits

  • Hold an internationally recognised postgraduate accounting qualification
  • Be in demand for a highly valued skillset
  • Be mentored by industry professionals
  • Flexible study options including online learning for technical modules making it easier to balance work commitments 

 

Accounting

Chartered Accountant

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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
MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING

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Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

TESTIMONIAL

Songmei Liu

Songmei Liu at UWA
TESTIMONIAL
Songmei Liu at UWA
 
The most important reason I had for studying the Master of Professional Accounting course at UWA, was that I wanted to be an accountant in the future. During the first year units, I learnt a lot, not only about accounting but also about how to become a great learner.
All my teachers and lecturers had a good background in professional accounting and I know they want us to be successful in the future.

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.

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Course accreditation

This course satisfies the accreditation requirements of the following professional accounting associations: CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates are eligible to enter the membership programs of these organisations.
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Get practical

This course includes a Chartered Accountants Capstone unit (ACCT5705) that integrates knowledge from the technical units and skills from practical experience in developing the professional competence required to become a Chartered Accountant. While the unit requires candidates to apply theory and current knowledge, the focus is on the development of competencies that candidates will need to function effectively in the professional environment.

The unit is based on the analysis and evaluation of business problems. These may include accounting and finance issues, ethics, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting.

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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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