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Master of Professional Accounting

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects) students must satisfactorily complete 96 points (12 eight point subjects).
To graduate with the Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects) students must satisfactorily complete 128 points (16 eight subjects).
To graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Accounting students must satisfactorily complete 64 points (8 eight point subjects).
To graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting students must satisfactorily complete 64 points (8 eight point subjects).
To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting students must satisfactorily complete 32 points (4 eight point subjects).

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Professional Accounting program is designed to build upon previous non-accounting undergraduate studies and work experience, and to add conceptual depth by concentrating on studies in accounting and related disciplines.

The purpose of the Master of Professional Accounting is to provide a generalised professional accounting education to graduates of non-accounting disciplines and to satisfy the academic requirements of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and CPA Australia.

The Master of Professional Accounting is designed for students looking for a change in career, and opens the way to many vocational choices in areas of financial management, public practice, commerce and industry, government and semi-government organisations, and accounting education.

The Master of Professional Accounting will prepare students to:

  • undertake and evaluate the conceptual basis of accounting and financial decision making

    Course structure

    Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects)

    The course consists of 12 subjects as follows:

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC568 Auditing
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law 1
    LAW505 Taxation 1
    LAW518 Taxation 2

    Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects)

    The course consists of 16 subjects (128 points) as follows:

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC568 Auditing
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law 1
    LAW505 Taxation 1
    LAW518 Taxation 2

    Restricted electives

    Plus 4 restricted electives from the following list:

    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
    HRM531 Organisational Politics and Culture and Change Management
    HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
    MGT501 Management Theory & Practice
    MGT505 Foundations of Quality Management
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    MKT510 Customer Behaviour
    MKT540 Marketing Strategy
    MKT561 Services Marketing

    Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting

    This course consists of 8 subjects. Candidates should choose the appropriate option according to their aspirations regarding professional body membership.

    Option 1 (for membership of CPA Australia)

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC590 Financial Accounting and Reporting
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law 1

    Option 2 (for membership of ICAA)

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC567 Auditing
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC590 Financial Accounting and Reporting
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law 1
    LAW505 Taxation 1

    Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

    The course consists of 4 subjects and is designed to allow students to choose subjects from the list of core Master of Professional Accounting subjects to best meet their individual needs. Students may make up their course from the following subjects:

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC568 Auditing
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law 1
    LAW505 Taxation 1

    Graduate Diploma of Accounting

    The course consists of 8 subjects. At least 4 subjects must be accounting subjects and no more than 4 subjects can be drawn from the list of restricted electives.

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC568 Auditing
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law 1
    LAW505 Taxation 1
    LAW518 Taxation 2

    Restricted electives

    Maximum of 4 restricted electives from the following list:

    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
    HRM531 Organisational Politics and Culture and Change Management
    HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
    MGT501 Management Theory & Practice
    MGT505 Foundations of Quality Management
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    MKT510 Customer Behaviour
    MKT540 Marketing Strategy
    MKT561 Services Marketing

    Master of Accountancy

    The course consists of 12 subjects (128 points):

    ACC511 Accounting & Information Systems (16 points)
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC516 Advanced Financial Accounting (16 points)
    ACC517 Auditing & Control Systems (16 points)
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    LAW511 Commercial Law 1
    LAW512 Commercial Law 2
    LAW514 Australian Taxation (16points)

    Enrolment pattern

    Master of Accountancy

    Full-time Study Sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC511 Accounting & Information Systems (16 points)
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    LAW512 Commercial Law 2

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    LAW511 Commercial Law 1
    LAW514 Australian Taxation (16 points)

    3rd session of enrolment

    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC516 Advanced Financial Accounting (16 points)

    4th session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC517 Auditing & Control Systems (16 points)
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

    If commencing in the second session of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    LAW511 Commercial Law 1
    LAW514 Australian Taxation (16 points)

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC511 Accounting & Information Systems (16 points)
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    LAW512 Commercial Law 2

    3rd session of enrolment

    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC517 Auditing & Control Systems (16 points)
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

    4th session of enrolment

    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC516 Advanced Financial Accounting (16 points)

    Distance Education Study Sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC511 Accounting & Information Systems (16 points)
    ECO511 Economics for Business

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    LAW511 Commercial Law 1

    3rd session of enrolment

    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    LAW512 Commercial Law 2

    4th session of enrolment

    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    LAW514 Australian Taxation (16 points)

    5th session of enrolment

    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC516 Advanced Financial Accounting (16 points)

    6th session of enrolment

    ACC517 Auditing & Control Systems (16 points)
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

    Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects)

    Full-time Study Sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    [ ] Elective 1

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law 1
    [ ] Elective 2

    3rd session of enrolment

    ACC566 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    LAW505 Taxation 1
    [ ] Elective 3

    4th session of enrolment

    ACC567 Auditing
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    LAW518 Taxation 2
    [ ] Elective 4

    If commencing in the second session of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
    [ ] Elective 1

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    LAW505 Taxation 1
    [ ] Elective 2

    3rd session of enrolment

    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC567 Auditing
    LAW518 Taxation 2
    [ ] Elective 3

    4th session of enrolment

    ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    [ ] Elective 4

    Distance Education Study Sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ECO511 Economics for Business

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    [ ] Elective 1

    3rd session of enrolment

    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    [ ] Elective 2

    4th session of enrolment

    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law

    5th session of enrolment

    LAW505 Taxation 1
    [ ] Elective 3

    6th session of enrolment

    LAW518 Taxation 2
    [ ] Elective 4

    7th session of enrolment

    ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance

    8th session of enrolment

    ACC568 Auditing
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

    Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects)

    Full-time Study Sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ECO511 Economics for Business

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law 1

    3rd session of enrolment

    ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    LAW505 Taxation 1

    4th session of enrolment

    ACC568 Auditing
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    LAW518 Taxation 2

    If commencing in the second session of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    LAW505 Taxation 1

    3rd session of enrolment

    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC567 Auditing
    LAW518 Taxation 2

    4th session of enrolment

    ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance

    Distance Education Study Sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ECO511 Economics for Business

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law

    3rd session of enrolment

    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    LAW505 Taxation 1

    4th session of enrolment

    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    LAW518 Taxation 2

    5th session of enrolment

    ACC566 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance

    6th session of enrolment

    ACC568 Auditing
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

    Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting

    Option 1 (for membership of CPA Australia)

    Full-time Study Sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ECO511 Economics for Business

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC590 Financial Accounting and Reporting
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law 1

    Distance Education Study Sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ECO511 Economics for Business

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law

    3rd session of enrolment

    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance

    4th session of enrolment

    ACC590 Financial Accounting and Reporting
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

    Option 2 (for membership of ICAA)

    Full-time Study Sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law 1
    LAW505 Taxation 1

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC590 Financial Accounting and Reporting
    ACC567 Auditing
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

    Distance Education Study Sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC590 Financial Accounting and Reporting

    3rd session of enrolment

    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
    LAW505 Taxation 1

    4th session of enrolment

    ACC568 Auditing
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

    Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

    Full-time Study Sequence

    A pattern of subjects for students with no previous accounting experience could be as follows:

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance

    Distance Education Study Sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC514 Financial Accounting

    NB: Students with previous accounting experience may make up their course from the following subjects:

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC568 Auditing
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law 1
    LAW505 Taxation 1
    LAW518 Taxation 2

    Graduate Diploma of Accounting

    Full-time Study Sequence

    A pattern of subjects for students with no previous accounting experience could be as follows:

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
    [ ] Elective

    Distance Education Study Sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    1st session of enrolment

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance

    2nd session of enrolment

    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC514 Financial Accounting

    3rd session of enrolment

    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ECO511 Economics for Business

    4th session of enrolment

    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
    [ ] Elective

    NB: Students may make up their course from the following subjects (4 subjects must be accounting subjects and no more than 4 subjects can be chosen from the list of restricted electives):

    ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC568 Auditing
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    ECO511 Economics for Business
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
    LAW505 Taxation 1
    LAW518 Taxation 2

    Restriced electives

    Up to 4 restricted electives from the following list:

    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
    HRM531 Organisational Politics and Culture and Change Management
    HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
    MGT501 Management Theory & Practice
    MGT505 Foundations of Quality Management
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    MKT510 Customer Behaviour
    MKT540 Marketing Strategy
    MKT561 Services Marketing

    Articulation

    The Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects), the Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects), the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting and the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, each of which is an entry and exit point, make up an articulated set of courses.

    The Graduate Diploma of Accounting (8 subjects) provides a more flexible entry point for the Master of Professional Accounting. It is offered as an entry and exit point at the Study Centres and as an exit point only for stduents enrolled through the Wagga Wagga Campus.

    Professional recognition

    These courses have been developed to satisfy, where relevant, the academic requirements of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and CPA Australia.

    The Graduate Diploma of Accounting is not separately accredited by the professional accounting bodies.

    At a glance

    Study Mode

    On campus; Distance education

    Where

    Melbourne (Study Centre); Sydney (Study Centre); Wagga Wagga

    When

    Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

    Level

    Postgraduate

    Duration

    The minimum full-time duration for the Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects) is three sessions by distance education or on campus.
    The minimum full-time duration for the Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects) is four sessions by distance education or on campus.
    The minimum full-time duration for the Graduate Diploma of Accounting is two sessions by on campus.
    The minimum full-time duration for the Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting is two sessions by distance education.
    The minimum full-time duration for the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is two sessions by distance education.

    International?

    YES

    Indicative ATAR

    N/A

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