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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2019 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) 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

 

  • 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 7 courses must be completed first prior to enrolling in the CPA courses

 

Capstone Courses

Capstone Courses are compulsory courses designed to consolidate the learning undertaken throughout the program and should generally be taken in your final year/semester of study.  Applications for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning will not be accepted for these courses.

The capstone courses for this program are:

 

Accreditation Information

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

For a list of the required courses you must complete in order to fulfill the accreditation requirements for the Professional Body related to your program, please click here.

 

RMIT Course Requisites

The course ACCT1111 Assurance and Forensic Accounting has a required prior study pre-requisite.  The following course should 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 (listed in italics above) 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 are not 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:

  1. 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
  2. The course ACCT2273 CPA Financial Risk Management requires the following enforced requisites:
    • ACCT1111 Assurance and & Forensic Accounting
    • LAW2471 Taxation Law and Practice
  3. The course ACCT2267 CPA Contemporary Business Issues requires the following enforced requisites:
    • ACCT1111 Assurance and & Forensic Accounting
    • LAW2471 Taxation Law and Practice

 

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 courses 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 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. 

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 Australia 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 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: Sonia Magdziarz, Program Manager (Postgraduate Programs) in the School of Accounting via sonia.magdziarz@rmit.edu.au.

 

CPA Dates

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

For 2019 CPA Australia has published dates Important Dates and Fees as follows:

Semester 1 2019:

1. CPA Australia enrolment opens (Enrol in CPA Program)Monday 26 Nov 2018

2. Closing date for exam scheduling or rescheduling: Monday 4 Feb 2019

3. Exam Period: Wednesday 10 April – Tuesday 30 April 2019

 

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: Tim Lu at tim.lu@cpaaustralia.com.au

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Year One of Program

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 Society12ACCT1106City Campus17771696
Business and Corporations Law12LAW2480City Campus19141831
Financial Decision Making12BAFI1100City Campus17561737
Contemporary Financial and Integrated Reporting12ACCT1110City Campus17781697
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 Campus17891714
Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis12ECON1314City Campus19491821
Assurance and Forensic Accounting12YesACCT1111City Campus17791698
Accounting Thought and Ethics12YesACCT2111City Campus17811700
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Please note that the ONL online study mode classes of BUSM4448 is available for students of MC196 Master of Information Management only.

Please note that the MBA study mode classes of BUSM4448 is available for students of MC199 Master of Business Administration and MC162 Master of Business Administration (Executive) only..

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 Campus1709
CPA Financial Reporting12YesACCT2271City Campus1710
CPA Strategic Management Accounting12YesACCT2277City Campus1713
Taxation Law and Practice12YesLAW2471City Campus17981724
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 Campus1712
CPA Financial Risk Management12YesACCT2273City Campus1711
CPA Contemporary Business Issues12YesACCT2267City Campus1708
Business Research Design12YesBUSM4448City Campus1799 (MBA)
1810
1811 (ONL)
1725
1726 (MBA)
1727 (ONL)
 

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Contact details and related links

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.

 

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

 

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.

Policies

For more information about other RMIT University policies, please go to the Policies web site.

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