Master of Professional Accounting

Approved Abbreviation: MProfAcc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2689.4

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 021362M

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Quarter 3, 2016 or later.

Commencement Years 2015 to Quarter 2, 2016 - 2689.3 Master of Professional Accounting

Commencement Years 2010 to 2014 - 2689.2 Master of Professional Accounting

Commencement Years 2004 to 2010 - 2689.1 Master of Professional Accounting

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) course is specifically designed to comply with the accreditation requirements of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). This course provides an in-depth theoretical knowledge of accounting with relevant skills and expertise that enable students to become professional accounting practitioners. The course content delivers a contemporary education in accounting principles and procedures supported by knowledge of associated disciplines of law, economics and finance. Students will learn to apply accounting concepts, theories and models through a range of individual and collaborative means using a blended learning design that draws from industry relevant projects with exposure to realistic business problems.

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.

Course Advice

Dr Peter


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above

The Master of Professional Accounting is accredited with and satisfies the pre-admission educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in business


Successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in any discipline.

International applicants must achieve IELTS 6.5 overall score with a minimum 6.0 in each subset or equivalent English language proficiency.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Accreditation

This degree is internationally accredited with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and students who complete this degree will receive exemptions from 11 ACCA papers.

Details available on the ACCA website at

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points which consists of the core units listed below.

Core Units

200396Introductory Accounting
200432Commercial Law
200426Corporate Finance
200494Management Accounting
200399Information Systems for Accountants
200433Company Law
200400Company Accounting
200397Revenue Law (PG)
200401Accounting Theory and Applications
200693Accounting Professional Engagement

Exit Award

2790 Graduate Certificate in Accounting

40 credit points of any approved core units.

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