Master of Professional Accounting (2689)

  • Approved Abbreviation: MProfAcc
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 2689
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 021362M

This program applies to students who commenced in 2018 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Commencement Years Quarter 3, 2016 to Quarter 4, 2017 - 2689.4 Master of Professional Accounting

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) program is specifically designed to comply with the accreditation requirements of CPA Australia, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). This program combines an in-depth theoretical knowledge of accounting with relevant skills and expertise that enable students to become professional accounting practitioners. The program delivers a contemporary education in accounting principles and procedures supported by knowledge of the associated disciplines of law, economics and finance. Students will learn to apply accounting concepts, theories and models through a range of individual and collaborative means, including industry relevant projects and realistic business problems.

Early Exit

Students may exit this program on completion of 40 credit points with a 2790 Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Ushi Ghoorah

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above


The program is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Accreditation

This degree is internationally accredited with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and students who complete this degree will receive exemptions from 11 ACCA papers.

Details available on the ACCA website at

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

This program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Inherent Requirements


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in business
Successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in any discipline.

International applicants must achieve IELTS 6.5 overall score with a minimum 6.0 in each subset or equivalent English language proficiency.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points which consists of the core subjects listed below.

Core Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
ACCT 7002Accounting Professional Engagement10
ACCT 7005Accounting Theory and Applications10
ACCT 7009Auditing10
LAWS 7009Commercial Law10
ACCT 7010Company Accounting10
LAWS 7010Company Law10
ACCT 7012Corporate Finance10
ECON 7001Economics10
ACCT 7016Information Systems for Accountants10
ACCT 7018Introductory Accounting10
ACCT 7019Management Accounting10
LAWS 7031Principles of Taxation10
Total Credit Points120
Exit Award

2790 Graduate Certificate in Accounting

2790 Graduate Certificate in Accounting requires the successful completion of any 40 credit points of core subjects of the Master of Professional Accounting.