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Advanced Accounting CPA Australia Extension Major (MCom)

MJXP-AACPA

TAUGHT BY: School of Accounting

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

400

About offering

This postgraduate accounting course is suitable if you have previously completed an accounting degree recognised by CPA Australia. The program enables you to build the advanced skills and knowledge to provide high-level advice to management and governing bodies, and to undertake leadership positions within the workplace. The main areas of study in this course include corporate governance, financial accounting, and management accounting.

In this course, you may concurrently enrol in the professional level of the CPA Program with CPA Australia. You can receive tuition from experienced academics for the CPA Program professional-level, to prepare you for the external CPA Program examinations.

Why choose Curtin for this course?

We are the only Western Australian university that offers students the opportunity to obtain a postgraduate qualification and tuition for the CPA Program.

Similar courses are offered by Universities in the Eastern states. The minimum duration of their courses is 2.5 years. Our course is only 2 years, which can be reduced to 1.5 years if 100 points of credit for recognised learning is granted.

What you'll learn

  • apply principles of accounting, economics, information systems, statistics, law, ethics and behavioural science as they relate to reporting business activity
  • critically analyse issues in collection, recording and reporting of economic activity; develop innovative solutions to user needs for accounting information systems giving cost effective decision useful information
  • develop innovative processes to locate, extract and critically appraise decision useful information related to economic activity from sources within an organisation and from external sources
  • relate the significance of commercial events and issues to the business and investing community using effectively structured financial communication and appropriate language
  • use electronic resources to effectively interrogate databases, analyse data, collect information and communicate
  • utilise the investigation skills developed in the course to undertake self-directed learning and the development of a career long attitude of continuing professional development
  • recognise the global nature of accounting by applying international financial reporting standards and appreciate the information requirements of a global financial system
  • demonstrate an understanding that cultural practices and differences impact commercial practices and interpersonal relations
  • apply an ethical approach to analysing and reporting commercial activities, advising clients, demonstrating leadership and the ability to delegate tasks to ensure timely outcomes; work independently or in teams as appropriate to achieve agreed outcomes

Why study Advanced Accounting CPA Australia Extension Major (MCom)

  • Upgrade your accounting skills and knowledge to enhance your career prospects.

How this course will make you industry ready

Successful completion of this course will provide you with an advanced level of knowledge in the three core areas of auditing, financial accounting and managerial accounting. With this advanced skill-set, you will be ready to move into an accounting career holding a postgraduate qualification and will be well on your way to becoming a certified practising accountant.

Note: If you wish to do the CPA Program, you must be enrolled in the CPA Program administered by CPA Australia. You must also register for and sit the CPA Australia exams. You are responsible for all CPA Program fees including CPA Program segment exam fees.

In order to enrol in the CPA Program, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are qualified and able to meet the requirements for associate membership for CPA Australia.

Career information

You may gain positions in public practice accounting and business. 

Admission criteria

A CPA accredited bachelor degree, majoring in accounting. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

Note: If you have a bachelor degree in a discipline other than accounting, you should consider the Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) instead.

A CPA accredited bachelor degree, majoring in accounting. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

Note: If you have a bachelor degree in a discipline other than accounting, you should consider the Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) instead.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Course prerequisites

A CPA accredited bachelor degree, majoring in accounting. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

Note: If you have a bachelor degree in a discipline other than accounting, you should consider the Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) instead.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Next steps

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Please visit the course for more information and how to apply.

Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

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  • Curtin course code: MJXP-AACPA
  • This offering was last updated on: July 25, 2018