Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Australia Extension)Career
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RMIT is a Registered Tuition Provider – Category B for the CPA Program™.
Business practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers and industry-relevant projects underpin the work integrated learning components of this program. An industry advisory board ensures current standards and practice are reflected in this program.
As part of the program, you will have an opportunity to apply your academic skills to a work-based context in the core course Strategic Management Control Systems. In other courses, the practical application of theoretical concepts will be achieved through activities such as case studies, projects and assignments. These opportunities to integrate academic learning with practical workplace experiences can give you an edge when you’re ready to start your career.
Professional Recognition and accreditation
Students who successfully complete the first ten courses of the program are eligible to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia. Prior to commencing the six CPA Program™ courses you will be required to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia and enrol in the CPA Program™. After completion of the program graduates are eligible for full membership of CPA Australia. With three years of appropriate work experience, graduates can become a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
Students and graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants.
The Chartered Accountants professional body requires graduates to complete a professional qualification program to gain full membership.
Graduates are also eligible to apply for entry and receive exemptions into the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification program.
Our program offers specialised studies in accounting and the opportunity to focus on strategy, leadership and international business so you will emerge with the knowledge and confidence to apply technical accounting and theories to accounting problems.
Adding a Master of Professional Accounting and the CPA professional qualification to existing qualifications gives graduates a wide range of career options.
Graduates may work in small, medium or large organisations in public accounting practice, commerce, government or the not-for-profit sector. You may even consider the exciting possibility of starting your own business as a professional accountant (CPA).
Graduate roles may include:
- Working with senior executives on managing and disclosing social and environmental activities of the organisation.
- Monitoring and reporting on the cash flow and financial resources of the organisation
- Advising business on strategies for value creation
- Preparing integrated reports for financial and sustainability reporting
- Preparing and evaluating business plans
- Developing and reviewing performance management systems
- Providing financial and taxation advice
- Running a small business.