Master of Professional Accounting

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

If you are from a non-accounting background or do not have a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia accredited undergraduate degree with a major in accounting, the Master of Professional Accounting conversion program will give you the training in accounting and related areas needed to meet the academic requirements for Associate membership with Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia and admission to Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia's Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Program, and the Chartered Accountants (CA) Program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.This program will enable you to develop the technical and conceptual skills needed to become an accountant and will develop your ability to analyse, critique and synthesise various accounting and related principles, methods and techniques. This program will also provide academic support to help you prepare for Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia's Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Program and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)'s professional level examinations.The program has a foundation component (Graduate Certificate) which allows those without a prior degree in Professional Accounting (or equivalent) and those looking for a career change to participate. Those with qualifications and experience in the field can also enter the program and progress to the advanced level study.


  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting and Governance
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Business Statistics
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Corporate Auditing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics
  • Financial Accounting Theory and Practice
  • Financial Statements Analysis
  • Income Tax Law
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Management Accounting and Strategy
  • Principles of Business and Corporations Law
  • Quantitative Methods

Standard entry requirements

Any Bachelor degree


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Nathan Campus International: $59,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online International: $59,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

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