Master of Vocational Accounting

Approved Abbreviation: MVocAcc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2742.1

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 2009 or later.

This course is an accredited graduate conversion course which provides opportunities for applicants holding a degree in any discipline, other than an accredited accounting major, recognised as equivalent to an Australian three year undergraduate degree, to complete the pre-entry educational requirements for CPA Australia. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the National Institute of Accountants (NIA). In addition to the 12 core curriculum pre-admission educational requirements, this course includes two units specifically designed to enhance employment skills for those completing the program. The two units are intended to provide the opportunity for students to improve research skills, and to develop logical arguments and analytical skills in a business context along with enhanced communication skills.

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

Accredited by both CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and recognised by the National Institute of Accountants (NIA).


Applicants must have successfully completed an Australian (bachelor) undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline other than an accredited accounting major.

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


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

International Office

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC).

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.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 credit points which consists of the core units listed below.

200396Introductory Accounting
200432Commercial Law (PG)
200692Research and Communicating Skills for Accounting
200400Company Accounting
200424Statistics for Accountants (PG)
200425Economics (PG)
200433Company Law (PG)
200399Information Systems for Accountants
200401Accounting Theory and Applications
200426Corporate Finance (PG)
200494Management Accounting
200397Revenue Law (PG)
200693Accounting Professional Engagement

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