Postgraduate

Master of Professional Accounting (Chartered Accounting)

This course enables you to complete the all the professional level units of the CA program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

Chartered accountants are employed in professional accounting firms, large and small for-profit entities as well as not-for-profit and government organisations. Major employers include firms such as Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, major corporates like Wesfarmers and Woodside, small businesses, public sector, local government.
Chartered accountants are employed in professional accounting firms, large and small for-profit entities as well as not-for-profit and government organisations. Major employers include firms such as Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, major corporates like Wesfarmers and Woodside, small businesses, public sector, local government.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Fees and scholarships

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

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
102
Total Course Fee - 2021
$70,975.00

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
102
Total Course Fee - 2021
$93,500.00

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

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(1)(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.

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.
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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 (Chartered 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, working in teams and critical thinking.

About the course

Complete all the professional level units of the CA program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Master of Professional Accounting (Chartered 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
  • 3-4 contact hours a week, plus additional personal study.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 40611
CRICOS code
  • 103502K
Master of Professional Accounting (Chartered Accounting)
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 3-4 contact hours a week, plus additional personal study.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 40611
CRICOS code
  • 103502K
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 - 2 years
TISC Codes
Max time to complete
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Course structure

View the course structure for the Master of Professional Accounting (Chartered Accounting).

Why study this course

  1. Complete all the academic requirements (including CA exams) before starting work.
  2. You'll benefit from more job opportunities as your future employers don’t need to pay for you to complete the units when you begin working.
  3. No other WA university offers this program.
  4. Gain mentored practical experience with the Capstone unit.
  5. The CA qualification is internationally recognised.

Explainer: Chartered Accounting accredited courses

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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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Professional accreditation

You'll gain a professional level of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Practical learning

As part of this course, you'll have the opportunity to do an internship as one of your units, where you'll acquire valuable practical experience.

You'll learn to

  • Develop strong technical skills in financial reporting, tax, auditing and management accounting. 
  • Complete a capstone case where you will integrate technical knowledge and professional skills.   
  • Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical knowledge and skills to solve emerging and/or advanced problems in Accounting.
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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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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.

Meet the staff

Course coordinator Professor Phil Hancock

Professor Phil Hancock

Phil Hancock is Professor of Accounting and a Fellow of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. He is an active member of the profession and makes presentations to members of both bodies. He was President of the Western Australian Divison of CPA in 2017. 

In 2013, Phil received an award for outstanding contribution to accounting and finance education in Australia by the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. He's received more than one million dollars in research grants and is the co-author of one of the biggest selling MBA accounting text books in Australia. 

Meet the staff