Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Australia Extension)Career
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
This program is accredited by CPA Australia.
Upon completion of the first eight courses of the master program, students are eligible to apply for associate membership with CPA Australia. Students must be an Associate member and enrol in the CPA Program™ prior to commencing the six CPA courses. Fees for these courses are additional to RMIT tuition fees.
Students are also eligible to join the CPA Australia Network.
For further details about accreditation and information about membership and opportunities for students and graduates, please visit our accreditation and membership page.
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.