Southern Cross University

Master of Professional Accounting

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

Accountants are vital to the operation and success of businesses and organisations at all levels and, not surprisingly, there is high demand for skilled accountants worldwide. This CPA Australia and CA ANZ accredited course is designed for business professionals who are pursuing a career change as an accountant. It will also suit those already in the industry who need a recognised accounting qualification. You'll become adept in complex accounting and business issues, and grow your expertise in financial management, accounting information systems, financial reporting, auditing, corporate governance and contemporary accounting standards and research. Graduates are equipped to work in business, government and not-for-profit organisations in accounting, financial services and management positions. Advanced standing may apply to students who have completed relevant undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Designed for

Non-accounting graduates and people already working in the industry who are seeking to formalise their skills with a tertiary qualification


Credit points 192


  • Accounting

Standard entry requirements

Applicants for admission to candidature in the Master of Professional Accounting may be selected where they can demonstrate professional standing approved by the School Board to be equivalent to the requirements


The Master of Professional Accounting fulfils the academic pre-requisites for registration as a professional accountant in Australia and is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).

Study pathways

Exit points (intermediate awards): Graduate Certificate (4 units); and Graduate Diploma (8 units). Advanced standing may be granted to those who have successfully completed units that are equivalent in content, standard and duration to units in this course. Students with a relevant Bachelor degree will receive four units of advanced standing.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast International: $60,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Melbourne International: $70,880 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Perth International: $70,880 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Sydney International: $70,880 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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