MC260 - Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Australia Extension)

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RMIT program code: MC260
Plan name: Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Australia Extension)
Plan code: MC260
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 088092G

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2018 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 

The Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Australia Extension) consists of 16 courses of which 10 are RMIT courses and 6 are CPA courses. 

RMIT Courses:

  • ACCT1106 Accounting, Accountability and Society
  • LAW2480 Business and Corporations Law
  • BAFI1100 Financial Decision Making
  • ACCT1110 Contemporary Financial and Integrated Reporting
  • ACCT2279 Strategic Management Control Systems
  • ECON1314 Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis
  • ACCT1111 Assurance and Forensic Accounting
  • ACCT2111 Accounting Thought and Ethics
  • LAW2471 Taxation Law and Practice
  • BUSM4448 Business Research Design

CPA Courses:

  • ACCT2269 CPA Ethics and Governance
  • ACCT2271 CPA Financial Reporting
  • ACCT2277 CPA Strategic Management Accounting
  • ACCT2275 CPA Global Strategy and Leadership*
  • ACCT2273 CPA Financial Risk Management
  • ACCT2267 CPA Contemporary Business Issues

* This course can only be taken in your final semester

Please note

CPA Australia states that students must successfully complete eight (8) core accounting and business discipline courses, including ACCT2111 Accounting Thought and Ethics, before they can become an Associate Member of CPA Australia.

It is also to be noted that LAW2471 Taxation Law and Practice is a pre-requisite course for Associate Members completing the CPA electives ACCT2273 CPA Financial Risk Management and ACCT2267 CPA Contemporary Business Issues. Without these pre-requisites, students will not be able to sit the CPA exams for this course.

CPA Enrolment Information

Students can enrol in ACCT 2269 CPA Ethics and Governance without being enrolled in the CPA Program. However, to undertake the remaining five CPA program subjects students must be enrolled in the CPA Program of CPA Australia. To enrol, students (applicants) must have completed prerequisite courses (subjects) which CPA Australia refers to as foundation knowledge/exams.  By successfully completing the first 8 courses in the program structure of the MPA (CPA Australia Extension) students will have satisfied the required entry knowledge to become both an Associate member of CPA Australia and permitted to enrol in the CPA Program. 

Please note there are separate fees payable to CPA Australia as follows: 

* $325 Associate Member fee (annual charge);

* $1090 Early Bird subject/tuition fee ($1240 standard cost);

** Also note that you will be required to register for each of the CPA Exams (CPA Australia Fees).

These fees are set by CPA and subject to change, without notice.

Enrolment procedures with CPA Australia can be located at: https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/cpa-program/foundation-exams. When enrolling in the CPA Program on-line, students will need to provide an academic record from RMIT University as evidence that they have satisfactorily completed the first 8 courses of the program as noted above. To assist with obtaining an academic record that is acceptable to CPA Australia, please contact: Sonia Magdziarz, Program Manager (Postgraduate Programs) in the School of Accounting via sonia.magdziarz@rmit.edu.au.

Dates

The CPA Program dates do not always align with RMIT University semester dates.

For 2018 CPA Australia has published dates Important Dates and Fees as follows:

Semester 2 2018:

1. CPA Australia enrolment opens (Enrol in CPA Program)Tuesday 12 June 2018

2. Closing date for exam scheduling or rescheduling: Monday 30 July 2018

3. Exam Period: Saturday 29 September - Sunday 14 October

 

CPA Australia – contact

We are fortunate to have a Relationship Manager from CPA Australia to assist RMIT students with queries about the CPA Program. If you have any questions about the CPA Program, or general queries about CPA Australia, please feel free to contact: Maha Siddiqui at maha.siddiqui@cpaaustralia.com.au

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Year One of Program

It is strongly recommended that you follow the below program sequencing:

Semester One: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Accounting, Accountability and Society12ACCT1106City Campus21932274
Business and Corporations Law12LAW2480City Campus12201210
Financial Decision Making12BAFI1100City Campus20602037
Contemporary Financial and Integrated Reporting12ACCT1110City Campus21972275
AND

Semester Two: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Strategic Management Control Systems12ACCT2279City Campus23112290
Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis12ECON1314City Campus20952072
Assurance and Forensic Accounting12YesACCT1111City Campus22012276
Accounting Thought and Ethics12YesACCT2111City Campus22092283
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

It is strongly recommended that you follow the below program sequencing:

Semester One: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

CPA Ethics and Governance12YesACCT2269City Campus2285
CPA Financial Reporting12YesACCT2271City Campus2286
CPA Strategic Management Accounting12YesACCT2277City Campus2289
Taxation Law and Practice12YesLAW2471City Campus23332300
AND

Semester Two: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

CPA Global Strategy and Leadership12YesACCT2275City Campus2288
CPA Financial Risk Management12YesACCT2273City Campus2287
CPA Contemporary Business Issues12YesACCT2267City Campus2284
Business Research Design12YesBUSM4448City Campus2030
2334 (ONL)
2003
2301 (ONL)
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

Contact Details

Business Central via RMIT Connect or Text BC80 to 0477 444 555 to join the queue at Business Central, Building 80, Level 7, 445 Swanston Street.

 

Enrolment Load

The maximum standard enrolment load per semester is 48 credit points. You will only be permitted to exceed the standard approved program enrolment load if it is your final semester.

 

Credit

If you have previous learning or experience, you can apply for credit toward your RMIT program. Please read the information provided on the Apply for Credit web page.

 

Timetabling

Please go to the Class timetables web page to access timetabling information.

 

Material fees

Some courses and programs have material fees (fees for field trips, goods or services) associated with them. In most cases these charges are not compulsory, but are levied by the teaching school for materials they purchase on your behalf for use in your studies. Go to the Material Fees web page to check the material fees for your program and courses.

Enrolment

For more information about enrolment at RMIT University, please go to the Enrolment home page.

*Semester 1 classes generally commence in February and Semester 2 classes generally commence in July. Please contact your school for more information about specific class start days.

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