Master of Professional Accounting
- Effective from: 2018
- 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.
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.
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.
Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.
|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).
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.
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
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.
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.
Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points which consists of the core subjects listed below.
|ACCT 7002||Accounting Professional Engagement||10|
|ACCT 7005||Accounting Theory and Applications||10|
|LAWS 7009||Commercial Law||10|
|ACCT 7010||Company Accounting||10|
|LAWS 7010||Company Law||10|
|ACCT 7012||Corporate Finance||10|
|ACCT 7016||Information Systems for Accountants||10|
|ACCT 7018||Introductory Accounting||10|
|ACCT 7019||Management Accounting||10|
|LAWS 7031||Principles of Taxation||10|
|Total Credit Points||120|
2790 Graduate Certificate in Accounting requires the successful completion of any 40 credit points of core subjects of the Master of Professional Accounting.