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Master of Accounting (CPA Australia Extension Studies)

MAcc(Curtin) - MC-ADVACC Curtin Business School
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July

We are the only Western Australian university that offers students the opportunity to obtain a postgraduate qualification and tuition for the CPA Program.

Similar courses are offered by universities in the Eastern states. The minimum duration of their courses is 2.5 years. Our course is only 1.5 years.

Duration 1.5 years full-time

This postgraduate accounting course is suitable if you have previously completed an accounting degree recognised by CPA Australia, The program enables you to build the advanced skills and knowledge to provide high-level advice to management and governing bodies, and to undertake leadership positions within the workplace.

In this course, you may concurrently enrol in the professional level Of the CPA Program with CPA Australia. You can receive tuition from experiences academics for the CPA Program professional-level, to prepare you for the external CPA Program examinations.

You will study topics in information systems, financial and management accounting, auditing, taxation and/or finance. With this advanced skill set you will be ready to move into an accounting career.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree in business majoring in accounting.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $28,200*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Our Master of Accounting (CPA Australia Extension Studies) was ranked the 5th best accounting master degree in Oceania in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Accounting and Auditing 2016.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment with organisations in both the private and public sectors and with accounting firms.

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