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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2022 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

   Year One of Program
 
AND   Year Two of Program
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This program will be formally discontinued at the end of Semester 1, 2024. Please refer to the course teach out schedule to ensure you complete all core courses prior to their final offering.

The Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Australia Extension) degree requires the completion of 192 credit points (CP) comprising of the following:

 

10 Compulsory RMIT courses (including 2 Capstone courses and 1 Business Research Design course) (120 CP)

        -       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^

        -       ACCT2111 Accounting Thought and Ethics ^

        -       ACCT1111 Assurance and Forensic Accounting

        -       LAW2471 Taxation Law and Practice

        -       BUSM4448 Business Research Design

 

Six (6) CPA Australia Extension courses (72 CP)

        -       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

^ These seven (7) courses must be completed first prior to enrolling in the CPA courses

 

 

In response to Australian and Victorian government coronavirus (COVID-19) advice, some courses may be delivered online. For this reason, students must have access to a computer and the internet to support studies at RMIT. In Semester 1 2022, facilitated classes will be predominantly delivered face-to-face on campus. Lectures will continue to be recorded and shared through Canvas and will not be timetabled. Students can find out if a course has facilitated classes on campus, online or both by checking the Semester 1 class timetable once available, please note: 2022 Important timetable dates will be published in November 2021.  COVIDSafe campus protocols for students will remain in place in Semester 1 2022. For more information students can refer to the Return to campus update on the RMIT website.

Online options (where possible) will continue to be offered to International students who are outside of Australia or students who cannot attend campus due to circumstances outside their control. Please refer to If you cannot attend campus for further information.

 

Please note: All courses listed may not be available each Semester, this is important to note when planning your enrolments. You must ensure that you satisfy the academic requirements of your program in order to graduate. 

 

 

Capstone Courses

Capstone Courses are compulsory courses designed to consolidate the learning undertaken throughout the program. Applications for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning will not be accepted for Capstone courses.

 

The capstone courses for this program are:

 

Accreditation Information

For information regarding external accreditation and industry links related to this program, please click here.

 

A list of the required courses you must complete in order to fulfil the accreditation requirements for the Professional Body related to your program, can be located here.

 

 

RMIT Course Requisites

The course ACCT1111 Assurance and Forensic Accounting has a required prior study pre-requisite. 

The following course must be completed prior to enrolling into ACCT1111 Assurance and Forensic Accounting:

 

For more information about course requisites, please visit the Course Requisites webpage.

 

CPA Course Requisites

CPA Australia states that students must successfully complete seven (7) core accounting and business discipline courses^ which will be system enforced requisites.

In addition, CPA Australia have their own pre-requisites for certification.  Please note these are not listed on the RMIT Course Guides and arenot system enforced

Without these pre-requisites, you will not be able to complete the CPA exams for these courses.  Please ensure that you note the following when enrolling in courses in this program:

  • The course ACCT2275 CPA Global Strategy and Leadership requires the following enforced requisites: 

         - ACCT2269 CPA Ethics and Governance
         - ACCT2271 CPA Financial Reporting
         - ACCT2277 CPA Strategic Management Accounting

  • The course ACCT2273 CPA Financial Risk Management requires the following enforced requisites:

        - ACCT1111 Assurance and & Forensic Accounting
        - LAW2471 Taxation Law and Practice

  • The course ACCT2267 CPA Contemporary Business Issues requires the following enforced requisites:

        - ACCT1111 Assurance and & Forensic Accounting
        - LAW2471 Taxation Law and Practice

 

CPA Course Assessment

Each RMIT CPA course has one assessment task that is facilitated externally by CPA Australia, this task is a hurdle requirement and is referred to as the CPA Australia examination. Students must pass the CPA Australia examination and accrue an aggregate mark of 50 or more to pass each course. If the CPA Australia examination is failed, a SUP grade will be applied to the course and the CPA Australia examination must be attempted in the next available CPA Australia examination session.

 

CPA Enrolment Information

Students can enrol in ACCT2269 CPA Ethics and Governance without being an associate member of CPA Australia. However, to undertake the remaining five CPA courses students must be an associate member 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 year in the program structure (in sequence) of the Master of Professional Accounting (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. 

A permissions process applies for the enrolment into ALL RMIT CPA courses. To enrol into these courses, students must complete the online CPA Course Enrolment Request Form and attach a copy of their CPA course enrolment confirmation to this request. Therefore, students must enrol with CPA Australia prior to applying to enrol into the RMIT CPA courses. Further information and a link to the CPA Course Enrolment Request Form is available in the course guide for each course.

 

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

  • $325* Associate Member fee (annual charge);
  • $1140* Early Bird subject/tuition fee ($1290* standard cost);

*These fees (correct as at September 2021) are set by CPA Australia and are subject to change, without notice.

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

 

Enrolment procedures with CPA Australia can be located at: https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/cpa-program/cpa-program-candidates/your-enrolment. 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 foundation knowledge courses from Year 1 of the program as noted above.

 

To assist with obtaining an academic record that is acceptable to CPA Australia, please contact: Associate Professor Dessalegn Mihret, Program Manager (Postgraduate Accounting Programs) in the School of Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain via dessalegn.mihret@rmit.edu.au.

 

CPA Dates

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

 

Please note: All listed dates below are TBC and are subject to change, for the most up to date information for 2022, please refer to the CPA Australia website for published Important Dates and Fees.

 

Semester 1 2022:

1. CPA Australia enrolment opens (Enrol in CPA Program): Monday 22 Nov 2021

Please note: Early Bird enrolments close on Wednesday 12 January 2022 – enrol before this date to save on your subject fees. Enrolments will close on Tuesday 25 January 2022. 

2. Closing date for exam scheduling or rescheduling: Monday 31 Jan 2022

3. Exam Period: Thursday 7 April – Sunday 24 April 2022

4.Exam Results released via CPA Australia website - Friday 3 June 2022

 

Semester 2 2022:

1. CPA Australia enrolment opens (Enrol in CPA Program): TBA

Please note: Early Bird enrolments close on TBA – enrol before this date to save on your subject fees. Enrolments will close on TBA

2. Closing date for exam scheduling or rescheduling: 25 July 2022

3. Exam Period: Tuesday 27 September – Sunday 16 October 2022

4. Exam Results released via CPA Australia website: Friday 25 November 2022

 

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: Kit Hebenton at kit.hebenton@cpaaustralia.com.au

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Year One of Program

IMPORTANT NOTE: This program will be formally discontinued at the end of Semester 1, 2024. Please refer to the course teach out schedule to ensure you complete all core courses prior to their final offering.

 

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

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 Society 12 ACCT1106 City Campus 1738 1660
Business and Corporations Law 12 LAW2480 City Campus 1823 1771
Financial Decision Making 12 BAFI1100 City Campus 1768 1673
Contemporary Financial and Integrated Reporting 12 ACCT1110 City Campus 1740 1661
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 Systems 12 Yes ACCT2279 City Campus 1759 1668
Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis 12 ECON1314 City Campus 1586 1676
Assurance and Forensic Accounting 12 Yes ACCT1111 City Campus 1742 1662
Accounting Thought and Ethics 12 Yes ACCT2111 City Campus 1747 1663
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Please note that the EMBA (study mode) classes for BUSM4448 are only available for students of MC162 Executive Master of Business Administration.

It is strongly recommended that you follow the below program sequencing

Please note: Semester 1 classes usually commence earlier than the regular semester 1 dates for the six (6) CPA Australia Extension courses.

As this is outside the regular Semester 1 dates these courses have been scheduled in the PGRD Flexible term (2202) in 2022.

Class numbers for the CPA Australia Extension courses scheduled in the PGRD Flexible term (2202) in 2022 are as below:

ACCT2269 CPA Ethics and Governance (scheduled in Semester 2, 2022 - see below)
ACCT2271 CPA Financial Reporting (Not running in 2022, last offering in Sem 1 2023. Please refer to the course teach out schedule)
ACCT2277 CPA Strategic Management Accounting (Not running in 2022, last offering in Sem 2 2023. Please refer to the course teach out schedule)
ACCT2275 CPA Global Strategy and Leadership (class number 1081)
ACCT2273 CPA Financial Risk Management (class number 1080)
ACCT2267 CPA Contemporary Business Issues (class number 1079)

 

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 Governance 12 Yes ACCT2269 City Campus 1667
Taxation Law and Practice 12 Yes LAW2471 City Campus 1822 1767
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Business Research Design 12 Yes BUSM4448 City Campus 1615
2283 (EMBA)
1611
2202 (EMBA)
 

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Program structure enquiries

 

Contact Details

Business Connect via RMIT Connect or Text BC80 to 0477 444 555 to join the queue at Business Connect, Building 80, Level 7, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.

 

Enrolment Load

The maximum standard enrolment load per semester is 48 credit points.

 

Overloading

You will only be permitted to overload by a maximum of 12 credit points in the final semester of your program, upon approval from the College.

 

Credit and Pathways

If you have previous learning or experience, you can apply for credit or recognition of prior learning towards 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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