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Professional Accounting: Accounting Foundation Stream (MCom)

MCom(Curtin) - STRP-ACCFD Business and Law
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration Two years full-time or equivalent part-time study

This course is suitable if you have graduated with an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent from a field other than accounting and wish to pursue a career in professional accounting or progress to senior or management roles. This course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of accounting, including the professional knowledge and standards required for industry membership and advancement.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A recognised bachelor degree in a discipline other than accounting OR
A Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting from Curtin OR
A Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting from Curtin

AND meet Curtin’s English competency requirements.

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English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 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. $27,500*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 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

On successful completion of the course, you may be eligible for associate membership of CPA Australia, and entry into the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) graduate program.

Credit for previous study

If you have completed a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting from Curtin, you will receive 200 credit points towards this course.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

You can gain positions in public practice accounting and business.

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