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Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)

Approved Abbreviation: MProfAcc(Adv)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2815.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 071123A

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, 2018 or later.

The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) equips students with an in-depth theoretical knowledge of accounting. On successful completion of this course, students gain knowledge, skills and expertise that enable them to become professional accounting practitioners and satisfy the pre entry educational requirements for CPA Australia Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). 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
Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ)and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).


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


Successfully completed a Graduate Certificate.

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 the 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 160 credit points which includes twelve School of Business post graduate Accounting core units and four electives.

Sydney City Campus

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Parramatta City Campus

Core Units

200693Accounting Professional Engagement
200401Accounting Theory and Applications
200432Commercial Law
200400Company Accounting
200433Company Law
200426Corporate Finance
200399Information Systems for Accountants
200396Introductory Accounting
200494Management Accounting
200869Principles of Taxation

200869 - Principles of Taxation replaces 200397 Revenue Law


40 credit points from postgraduate Business units with the selection to be approved by the Academic Course Advisor of the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced).

Exit Award - 2790 Graduate Certificate in Accounting

2790 Graduate Certificate in Accounting

40 credit points of any approved core units.

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