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Monash University

Master of Professional Accounting - Stream B

Course code: 0826 ~ Course abbreviation: MProfAcc ~ Total credit points required: 96 ~ 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

The course enables students who hold a previous qualification that is comparable to an Australian bachelor degree to satisfy the educational requirements of the accounting professional bodies in Australia. The course enables a graduate to be classified as an 'Accountant' in conformity with the requirements of the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO Code: 2211-11).

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: provide the opportunity to satisfy the educational requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia and entry to the Chartered Accountants Program of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; develop the ability to identify problems, to synthesise, analyse, summarise and classify data and qualitative information, to evaluate and weigh evidence, arguments and ethics, to apply specialist skills and knowledge to global business issues; and to work out solutions to real world business cases and problems; develop the ability to locate, evaluate and reference needed data and qualitative information stored electronically and physically and to use state-of-the-art technology to produce high quality, persuasive and appropriate spoken and written presentations; develop the ability to work independently and to lead and participate in teams from diverse cultural and social backgrounds; develop knowledge of the accounting profession and the need to pursue life-long learning to be an effective leader and provide service to local, national and international communities.

    Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete 12 core units (72 points) as follows:

(b) students must complete four units (24 points) from 5000-level graduate units subject to the following conditions:

  • these units may be taken from other departments and faculties of the university.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

    Exit points

Students can exit early from this degree under the following conditions:

  • completion of four units - Graduate Certificate in Business
  • completion of eight units - Graduate Diploma in Accounting
  • completion of 12 units - Master of Professional Accounting.

    Professional recognition

Upon successful completion of the program graduates will have satisfied the educational requirements for admission as an associate member of both CPAA and NIA; and entry to both the CPA Program of CPAA and the CA Program of ICAA.

    Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Master of Professional Accounting, with at least a credit average, may be eligible for admission to the Master of Business (Accounting).

    Contact details

Department of Accounting and Finance: telephone +61 3 9903 2083; email:

Course coordinator

To be advised