Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Master of Professional Accounting

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

Open the door to work in management roles and build a career in professional accounting. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and emerging technologies are creating a new era in accounting and finance, so now is the perfect time to change your focus and qualify as a professional accountant. With us you will graduate with a Microsoft certification in Excel and will learn the latest business issues and integrate theoretical and technical knowledge of financial and management accounting, auditing, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, business law and taxation law. You will also go beyond the numbers and understand how to think outside the box to develop skills in areas including literacy and writing, quantitative data and statistics, and critical thinking and complex information processing. All our units are embedded with the United Nations sustainable goals.


160 credit points.


  • Accounting

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites: Equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in any discipline (the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in a related discipline will be eligible for up to four units credit)
  • OR a Graduate Certificate in a related discipline.


The Master of Professional Accounting has been designed to meet the entry requirements of the professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Study pathways

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting or Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting may exit from the course with the relevant award.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $64,640 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $64,640 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Career paths: Accounting firms and Financial management

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