Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMProfAcc(Adv)
CRICOS code065007M
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Mr Dean Hanlon


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This course is an expanded offering of the Master of Professional Accounting. It is designed for students who wish to meet the academic requirements for admission as an associate member of both CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants or entry into the Chartered Accountants Program of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Students in this advanced course have the opportunity to broaden their practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in accounting and related business areas, and to study at a more advanced level.


The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross-cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have knowledge to masters level in accounting and cognate disciplines.

Credit for prior studies

Students may be eligible for credit to a maximum of 50 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate level studies. Credits or exemptions will not be granted for undergraduate qualifications.

Maximum credit allowed

48 credit points

Professional recognition


This course comprises seven compulsory units and nine electives.


Students must complete:

(a.) seven units (42 points) as follows:

  • AFX9500 Introductory accounting
  • AFX9530 Financial accounting
  • AFX9540 Business finance
  • AFX9550 Management accounting
  • AFX9560 Advanced financial accounting
  • BTX9500 Business and corporations law
  • GSB9001 Personal development - critical thinking and communication

(b.) two units (12 points) from the following list:*

(c.) seven graduate-level units (42 points) from the remaining units listed in (b.) or from units offered by any department in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

*Note: Students seeking associate membership of the Institute of Public Accountants must include all units listed in (b).

**Note: Students seeking admission to the Chartered Accountants Program of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia must include these units.

***Note: Students seeking associate membership of CPA Australia must include these units

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced), may be eligible for admission to course 0503 Master of Business (Accounting) subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirements. For details visit

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting after successful completion of 48 points of study
  • Master of Professional Accounting after successful completion of 72 points of study.


Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)