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If you already have an undergraduate degree in another discipline, the Master of Professional Accounting is the best way to gain entry to the professional accounting bodies. The course is open to graduates but non graduates may enter following successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Accounting. The course covers introductory as well as advanced units in financial and management accounting, finance, tax and company law and auditing. On successful completion, graduates can apply for Associate Membership of the Professional Accounting Bodies. The course is accredited by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia. It meets the entry requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
This is an approved Student Income Support course. Eligible students may apply for Youth Allowance or Austudy.
Communicate effectively with both accounting and non-accounting professionals on accounting and finance issues in a coherent and sustained manner and justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions .
Demonstrate mastery of knowledge within the accounting discipline, that includes understanding of recent developments and ability to reflect critically on theory and to undertake professional work in accounting.
Identify complex problems in accounting and finance, collect relevant data, evaluate and synthesise a range of solutions and recommend the best course of action and collect, collate and analyse relevant information to assist problem solving.
Recognise the need for information and the nature and extent of information required, collect information effectively and efficiently, critically evaluate information; use appropriate technology, methods and techniques to collect and evaluate information.