MC194 - Master of Professional Accounting

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Plan: MC194P15 - Master of Professional Accounting
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Professional Accounting
Award abbreviation: MProfAcc
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Accounting (615H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 080101
CRICOS code: 077509A

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Professional Accounting provides you with practical and theoretical knowledge, skills and expertise to become a literate and analytical practitioner in accounting. This program is designed for graduates of non-accounting disciplines who wish to broaden their career prospects.  The Master of Professional Accounting aims to develop essential knowledge and skills in core areas of accounting and business with an appreciation of the social, environmental, cultural and ethical issues impacting on contemporary business environments.

You will experience a variety of learning experiences which may include: lectures and tutorials, assignments, presentations and collaborative projects.  Assessment includes formal examinations, written assignments, both on an individual, and group basis, in-class tests evaluations of case studies and completion of projects.

The capstone courses ACCT2279 Strategic Management Control Systems and ACCT2111 Accounting Thought and Ethics will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on this program’s curriculum. These courses will promote the integration and synthesis of a range of knowledge and skills gained in the program and the application of these in discipline related real-world scenarios leading to work readiness or entry to graduate studies.

Graduates may gain employment in various sectors including public accounting practice, commercial and government organisations and in a wide range of roles.

This program is delivered on-campus.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements
Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline.

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants
All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by the professional bodies listed in the table below. Specified credit/exemptions toward professional qualifications offered as part of the accreditation is subject to the applicant meeting set criteria defined by each professional body. Any application for credit/exemption should be made directly to the professional body and is the graduate's responsibility.

The professional bodies may offer membership for students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional BodyAccreditation DescriptionMembership and Opportunities

CPA Australia

Program satisfies the academic requirements for direct entry into the CPA Australia program.
  • Students and graduates eligible to join CPA Australia Network
  • Graduates eligible to enrol in CPA Australia program
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand [CAANZ]

Program satisfies the academic requirements for entry into the CA program.
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student Affiliate
  • Graduates eligible to enrol in CA program
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Student Affiliate

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants [ACCA]

Program satisfies the academic requirements for entry into the ACCA Qualification program.
  • Students eligible for accelerate program and can register and prepare for ACCA professional level exams prior to graduation
  • Graduates eligible for specified credit in the ACCA Qualification program of up to 9 fundamental level papers

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants [CIMA]

Program satisfies the academic requirements to be streamed into the Advance Route 2 pathway for the CIMA program.
  • Students can enrol in the CIMA program with specified credit for all papers except the Management Case Study Exam [MCSE] which can be taken in the last semester of the Master's program. The CIMA qualification will be awarded on confirmation of the awarding on the degree.
  • Graduates can enrol in CIMA program and is eligible for specified credit for all papers except the MCSE

The Association of International Accountants [AIA]

Program satisfies the academic requirements for entry into AIA professional qualification programs.
  • Graduates eligible for specified credit of up to 12 papers

Institute of Public Accountants [IPA]

Not Applicable
  • Graduates eligible to apply for IPA program
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate or Graduate Associate


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

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Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

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