Course

Master of Accountancy

Approved Abbreviation: MAcc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2691.3

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 048969B


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 2011 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

On successful completion of this course, students gain knowledge, skills and expertise that enable them to become professional accounting practitioners. The Master of Accountancy is accredited with and satisfies the pre-admission educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accounting Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). It can also be taken as an extension of the MPA as it contains the same twelve core units as the MPA, plus four additional electives.

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Mr Peter Humphreyssgsmclientservices@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

A maximum of three introductory units may be granted. Advanced standing is not available to students who do not possess an Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.

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

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following:

An undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline other than an accredited accounting major, or

A Graduate Diploma in any discipline, or

A Graduate Certificate in any discipline, or

A masters qualification in any discipline except accounting, or

A university diploma in any discipline, or

An Advanced Diploma in accounting and have five years full time equivalent business experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience MUST support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

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.

http://www.uws.edu.au/international

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

https://www.accaglobal.com/an/en.html

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points which includes twelve core units and four electives.

Core Units

200396.5Introductory Accounting
200424.3Statistics for Accountants (PG)
200425.4Economics
200432.4Commercial Law
200400.5Company Accounting
200426.3Corporate Finance
200433.5Company Law
200494.3Management Accounting
200397.2Revenue Law (PG)
200398.3Auditing
200399.3Information Systems for Accountants
200401.4Accounting Theory and Applications

Electives

Four electives chosen from postgraduate units, at least two of which must be taken from units approved for the Master of Commerce (Accounting), course code 2688, with the selection to be approved by the Director, Academic Programs of the Master of Accountancy.

Master of Commerce (Accounting)



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