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Master of Professional Accounting

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
CDU Melbourne
1CM056
1CM556
CDU Sydney
1CM055
1CM555
CDU Waterfront Darwin
1CM054
1CM554
External Studies
1CM054
1CM554
Course Duration
Full-time
1.5 year/s
Part-time
3 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
085265E
085264F
CDU Course Code

SPACC1

Award
Master of Professional Accounting
Faculty/College
College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Business, Accounting and Services Industries

The Master of Professional Accounting complements your non-accounting or partial accounting qualifications to meet the entry requirements for membership of CPA Australia and The Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The course focuses on the knowledge and skills required for practice as a public or chartered accountant, effective management, accountability and control, and effective decision-making for financial success.

You will develop your technical and conceptual skills required to become a competent accountant, and will develop abilities to analyse, criticise and synthesise various accounting and related principles, methods and techniques.

Key study areas include:

  • accounting principles
  • corporate accounting
  • accounting therapy
  • Australian taxation law
  • cost and management accounting
  • auditing corporate entities
  • computer-based accounting systems.

Professional recognition

A conversion course that enables graduates with non-accounting or partial accounting backgrounds to meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia and The Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree in any discipline (other than accounting) is required for admission into this course.

Applicants who have fully satisfied the entry requirements of the accounting professional bodies in their first degree are not eligible for entry.

Domestic applications

All applications for this course are submitted through SATAC.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

Career opportunities

By completing this course, you may have career opportunities as an accountant or financial analyst.


  • Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This is a conversion course that enables graduates with non-accounting or partial accounting backgrounds to meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia and The Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

This course is also available for students whose current qualifications only partially satisfy the application requirements of these accounting professional bodies.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 120 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Core Units
(12 units)
120cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below.

ACT501 Accounting Principles (previously PRBA001)
ACT502 Management Accounting (previously PRBA002)
ACT503 Corporate Accounting (previously PRBA003)
ACT504 Auditing (previously PRBA004)
ACT505 Accounting Theory (previously PRBA005)
ACT506 Accounting Information Systems (previously PRBA006)
ECO504 Business Economics
FIN510 Aspects of Corporate Finance (previously PRBF010)
LAW511 Australian Tax Law (previously PRBL003)
LAW513 Corporate Law
LAW514 Commercial Law
STA510 Business Statistics
 

Specialist Elective
(0 units)
0 cp
There are no Specialist Elective units for this course.

 

 
120
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information

COURSE TRANSFER Arrangements 2016

Students who have completed PRBA031, PRBE003, PRBL004 or PRBM022 should NOT transfer to this new course.

Unit Code and Course Requirements from 2016

Following is a summary of unit code changes. ALL students should enrol in the latest unit code from 2016.

Pre-2016 Unit Code (MPAE requirements)
2016 Unit Code (SPACC1 requirements)
PRBA001 Accounting Principles ACT501 Accounting Principles
PRBA002 Cost and Management Accounting ACT502 Management Accounting
PRBA003 Corporate Accounting ACT503 Corporate Accounting
PRBA004 Auditing Corporate Entities ACT504 Auditing
PRBA005 Accounting Theory ACT505 Accounting Theory
PRBA006 Computer-based Accounting Systems ACT506 Accounting Information Systems
PRBA031 Business Communications Does not count towards the SPACC1 #see note below
PRBE003 Economics Statistics Does not count towards the SPACC1 #see note below
  ECO504 Business Economics (new unit)
  STA510 Business Statistics (new unit)
PRBF010 Aspects of Corporate Finance FIN510 Aspects of Corporate Finance
PRBL004 Commercial and Corporate Law for Managers Does not count towards the SPACC1 #see note below
  LAW514 Commercial Law (new unit)
  LAW513 Corporate Law (new unit)
PRBL003 Australian Tax Law LAW511 Australian Tax Law
PRBM022 Organisational Behaviour Does not count towards the SPACC1 #see note below

Additional Information

  • Students who have completed #PRBA031 Business Communications, #PRBE003 Economics Statistics, #PRBL004 Commercial and Corporate Law for Managers and/or #PRBM022 Organisational Behaviour should NOT transfer to this new course (SPACC1) as these units are not transferrable.
  • COM510 Advanced Business Communication (previously PRBA031), ECO503 Economic Statistics (previously PRBE003), LAW512 Commercial and Corporate Law (previously PRBL004) and MAN506 Organisational Behaviour (previously PRBM022) DO NOT count towards this award and should not be completed by students enrolled in this course.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load.

 

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research Core
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ACT501 Accounting Principles (previously PRBA001) CO ACT502 Management Accounting (previously PRBA002) CO
ECO504 Business Economics CO ACT503 Corporate Accounting (previously PRBA003) CO
STA510 Business Statistics CO ACT504 Auditing (previously PRBA004) CO
LAW514 Commercial Law CO LAW513 Corporate Law CO
Year 2
ACT505 Accounting Theory (previously PRBA005) CO    
ACT506 Accounting Information Systems (previously PRBA006) CO    
FIN510 Aspects of Corporate Finance (previously PRBF010) CO    
LAW511 Australian Tax Law (previously PRBL003)  CO    

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research Core
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ACT501 Accounting Principles (previously PRBA001) CO
    ECO504 Business Economics CO
    STA510 Business Statistics CO
    LAW514 Commercial Law CO
Year 2
ACT502 Management Accounting (previously PRBA002) CO ACT504 Auditing (previously PRBA004) CO
ACT503 Corporate Accounting (previously PRBA003) CO ACT506 Accounting Information Systems (previously PRBA006) CO
ACT505 Accounting Theory (previously PRBA005) CO LAW511 Australian Tax Law (previously PRBL003)  CO
FIN510 Aspects of Corporate Finance (previously PRBF010) CO LAW513 Corporate Law CO

Students commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research Core
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        ACT501 Accounting Principles (previously PRBA001) CO
        ECO504 Business Economics CO
        STA510 Business Statistics CO
        LAW514 Commercial Law CO
Year 2
ACT502 Management Accounting (previously PRBA002) CO ACT504 Auditing (previously PRBA004) CO    
ACT503 Corporate Accounting (previously PRBA003) CO ACT506 Accounting Information Systems (previously PRBA006) CO    
ACT505 Accounting Theory (previously PRBA005) CO LAW511 Australian Tax Law (previously PRBL003)  CO    
FIN510 Aspects of Corporate Finance (previously PRBF010) CO LAW513 Corporate Law CO    

Everything you need to get started

How to apply for domestic students

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The application process is simple and can be completed online.

 

To help you out, we've put together an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to apply.

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

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To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

Are you applying as an International Student?

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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