Master of Professional Accounting

Program Overview & Objectives:

Qualification Name Master of Professional Accounting
CRICOS Code 085211G
Course Duration 2 Years
Program Fee $57600.00

The Master of Professional Accounting provides an accelerated pathway to a career in accounting for graduates who have already proven their capacity for scholarship by having earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline. The program equips graduates to articulate and advise on resource allocation issues within different organisational contexts and to prepare financial statements that satisfy user needs and comply with regulatory requirements. The program covers foundation knowledge of the double-entry accounting system, accounting information systems, and the legal framework within which business operates. It also addresses more advanced issues related to corporate governance, audit, cost and management accounting, internal controls, accounting for corporate groups, and contemporary issues in financial reporting. A range of non-accounting electives in disciplines such as Marketing and Human Resource Management are incorporated within the course in order to provide a broader perspective.

The program places a strong emphasis on ensuring that accounting practice is carried out against a framework of ethical behavior, social responsibility, and sustainability as detailed in the United Nations PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) initiative. Through carrying out a range of practical and theoretical assignments, both individually and in groups, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and breadth of perspective to capably and confidently fulfill the role of a professional accountant.


Program Structure

The program is 2 years full-time and consists of 16 courses of study.

The structure may be summarized as follows:

Course Fee

Program fee A$57600.00* ( Academic Year 2021 )

* Fees are indicative and subject to change without prior notice.

Admissions Requirements

The program is intended for people who have an undergraduate degree and/or extensive experience working within an organisation. Candidate should have:
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • Applicants holding other academic or professional qualifications and/or with no work experience may also be granted admission to the program following an evaluation of their academic and professional skills; or
  • Applicants without tertiary qualifications, but with significant managerial work experience, and an assessed capacity to undertake study at this level may also be granted admission.
  • Required proficiency in English: IELTS overall band score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.

Career Opportunities

As the business world becomes increasingly volatile and changing, the trend toward further education in the workplace is increasing. An MBA can be one of the critical keys to furthering any business career.


Professional Recognition

The above postgraduate program studied in IIBIT Sydney and Adelaide sites is accredited by National Institute of Accounts (NIA), one of the three Major Accounting Accreditation bodies in Australia. For CPA Australia or Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia accreditation enquiries, please contact MT Helen campus.


Street Address

Federation University Australia

University Drive ,Mt Helen VIC 3350, Australia.

Telephone: +61 3 5327 9000 , Facsimile: +61 3 5327 9704

 Web: www.federation.edu.au


P.O. Box 663

Ballarat VIC 3353



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