Master of Professional Accounting

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

The UC Master of Professional Accounting course is the perfect study pathway for those looking for any one of the following outcomes: Those students who already hold an undergraduate degree in another field but considering exploring switching careers and becoming an accountant. Internationally educated accountants, looking to meet the minimum entry requirements for working in Australia as established by the CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant) Australia, and CAANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand). The MPA program is also accredited by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CMA ANZ). This full-time 2-year course has been carefully designed in close consultation with industry experts to help you maximise the quality of your time here at UC. Offering friendly, supportive and more engaging classes, this course is uniquely developed to help equip you with the necessary professional and technical skills to enter the Australian accounting industry with confidence.Covering a diverse range of subjects such as Government Finance Management, Micro-finance, entrepreneurship and more, this course will bring you up to speed with the latest accounting practices, and help you meet the legal and professional requirements as determined by the professional accounting bodies of Australia.So, whether you’re looking at becoming a practicing accountant, or going into business as an entrepreneur, or business consultant, this course is the perfect course to help put you on the fast track to personal and professional success.


48 credit points.


  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor degree or equivalent as approved by the University. There are no work experience requirements. Students who have undertaken an undergraduate degree with a major in accounting with an Australian institution are ineligible for entry to the degree.

Study pathways

Exit awards include Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting and Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra International: $77,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years

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