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COURSE

Master of Accounting (CPA Australia Extension Studies)

MC-ADVACC

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.

1year, 6months

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.

300

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.

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

When you have completed this course, you will have an advanced level of knowledge in the three core areas of auditing, financial accounting and managerial accounting, and further your accounting career.

What you'll learn

  • Apply principles of financial accounting, managerial accounting, governance and auditing to grasp theoretical underpinnings of the discipline.Extend knowledge base with original research and application of business research methods.
  • Apply critical and analytical thinking to develop innovative solutions to complex problems in relevant business fields
  • Locate, extract and critically appraise decision useful information related to relevant topics from sources within an organisation and from external sources
  • Use of effectively structured financial or other appropriate language to communicate for a range of purposes to a professional audience.
  • Use and evaluate electronic resources to effectively interrogate databases, analyse data, collect information and present it in a professional manner.
  • Develop ongoing professional, self-directed and reflective education relating to developments and changes in the industry.
  • Recognise the global and multi perspective nature of accounting and related disciplines; applying international financial reporting standards and appreciate the information requirements of a global financial system.
  • Recognise that cultural practices and differences impact upon commercial endeavours and interpersonal relations.
  • Exhibit professional and ethical approach to analysing and reporting commercial activities; demonstrate leadership, collaborative and independent qualities when required.

Why study Master of Accounting (CPA Australia Extension Studies)

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

How this course will make you industry ready

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 1.5 years.

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.

Professional recognition

Our Master of Accounting (CPA Australia Extension Studies) was ranked the 5th best accounting master degree in Oceania in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Accounting and Auditing 2016.

Career information

Graduates may find employment with organisations in both the private and public sectors and with accounting firms.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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 bachelor degree in business majoring in accounting.

Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$28,200*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,500*
Indicative year 1 fee $31,200*
Total indicative course fee $46,600*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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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.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-ADVACC
  • CRICOS code: 049884K
  • This offering was last updated on: September 25, 2018