Master of Professional Accounting Extended MPAE
The Master of Professional Accounting Extended is offered in
order to cater for the strong demand of non degree (and non-accounting
degree) holders to acquire professional accounting qualifications.
Study Mode Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available
Duration 2 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time
Graduates of this program will meet the educational entrance
requirements of CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered
Accountants in Australia (ICAA). This provides Associate membership
of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA professional exams
and eligibility to study the ICAA professional exams.
We recommend that graduates in Accounting from an overseas university
obtain a qualifications assessment from CPA Australia before applying
for admission. In many cases, such graduates may be required to complete
only 3 - 4 courses to achieve Associate membership. These can be studied
through a Graduate Certificate in Business.
Local recognition (for overseas students):
For overseas candidates seeking membership of their home accounting
bodies, full members of CPA Australia and/or ICAA are usually offered
reciprocal membership. This is a fast track to become a qualified
accountant in one's home country.
The Master of Professional Accounting Extended will enable non-accounting
university graduates and other approved applicants the opportunity
to acquire an accounting qualification recognised by the Australian
accounting professional bodies. The program comprises 16 courses.
Successful completion of the Master of Professional Accounting
Extended should enable graduates to:
prepare and analyse financial and management accounting reports
audit financial records and statements and produce audit reports
prepare taxation returns and advise clients on taxation issues
comprehend and apply accounting theory to current accounting
developments and problems
understand and apply the principles of business finance and
comprehend the legal framework within which businesses operate
and apply this knowledge in addressing commercial legal problems.
|Course ||Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus ||Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus |
|ACC5202 Accounting || S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 ||S1|
| ACC5213 Cost and Management Accounting ||S1, S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB) ||S2|
|ACC5215 Corporate Accounting ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (EXT, WEB), S3 ||S1|
|ACC5216 Accounting Theory ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 ||S1|
|ACC5218 Auditing Practice ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (EXT, WEB), S3 ||S1|
|CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy ||S1, S2 ||S1|
|ECO5000 Economics for Managers ||S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) ||S2|
|FIN5000 Financial Management ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (ONC, EXT, WEB) ||S1|
|FIN5003 Decision Support Tools (Formerly|
|S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) ||S1|
|LAW5201 Commercial Law ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2, S3 ||S2|
|LAW5206 Corporations Law ||S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 ||S2, S3|
|LAW5230 Taxation Law ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) ||S1|
|Plus four electives * |
A student who chooses not to complete or who does not maintain
good standing in this program will be permitted to exit with a lesser
qualification as set out below, provided they have met the requirements
of that program.
A student who completes all the requirements for the Master of Professional Accounting may, upon application, exit with that
A student who successfully completes 8 Master of Professional
Accounting courses may, upon application, exit with a Graduate Diploma of Business.
A student who successfully completes any 4 courses for the Postgraduate Certificate in Business may, upon application, exit with that
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