Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Info Corner for more information.
Melbourne City or online via OUA
A professionally accredited accounting program aimed at graduates of non-accounting disciplines who want to broaden their career prospects.
In order to meet accreditation requirements, you'll need to complete compulsory curriculum areas designated by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. You can complete the CPA Program™ Segments (CPA courses) through the Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Extension) program.
Our program offers studies in the core areas of accounting and business and social, environmental, cultural and ethical issues that affect contemporary business environments.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
- 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with advanced standing)
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (without advanced standing)
For further information about advanced standing see Pathways.
Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your program. Credit granted may reduce the amount of study you need to complete.
For more information please see RMIT’s credit transfer and recognition of prior learning policy.
Your classes will mostly be held at the Swanston Academic Building where innovative learning spaces are interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for business students.
College of Business educational software, the Learning Hub, other online and digital resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
Find out more about student computing at RMIT.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. In addition, you will have access to online and digital resources such as lecture notes, assessment tools, discussion boards and podcasts through myRMIT.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, quizzes and tests, blog journals and practical assignments.
This program is also offered through Open Universities Australia (OUA). To study in online mode, please apply through OUA.
This program has been developed in consultation with stakeholders including: employers, professional bodies, alumni and students, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.
Graduates work in the following sectors:
- Public accounting practice - supporting staff teams in areas such as auditing, taxation, management consulting, business services and receivership.
- Commercial and government organisations - in roles such as treasury, internal audit, strategic business planning, financial reporting and management accounting.
Graduate roles may include:
- reporting to senior management on the resources of the organisation
- monitoring the cash flow and financial resources of the organisation
- advising business on strategies for increased profits - providing financial advice
- preparing financial reports, reconciling accounts and maintaining registers and records
- evaluating business plans
- refining financial systems
- providing taxation advice
- running a small business.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is specifically designed to comply with the accreditation requirements of the professional accounting bodies in Australia: CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Graduates of the program may be eligible for associate membership and entry into the professional bodies qualification programs, subject to completion of required courses.
Graduates are also eligible to apply for entry and receive exemptions into the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification program.
Program and course information
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