Master of Professional Accounting (Professional Practice)

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The Master of Professional Accounting (Professional Practice) complements your non-accounting or partial accounting, or accounting but not equivalent to Australian accounting qualifications to meet the entry requirements for membership of CPA Australia and The Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).This course focuses on the knowledge and skills required for practice as a certified practising or chartered accountant along with effective management, accountability and control, and effective decision-making for financial success.You will develop technical and conceptual skills required to become a competent accountant as well as abilities to analyse, criticise and synthesise various accounting and related principles, methods and techniques.

Structure

The professional practice MPA provides you with a unique opportunity to work in an organisation and gain valuable professional experience while also gaining an MPA qualification. The course will equip you with contemporary knowledge and skills required for professional practice as a public or chartered accountant. The course will provide you the technical and conceptual skills required in a competent accountant, and will develop your ability to explore, analyse and synthesise various accounting and related principles, methods and techniques. For your professional practise component CDU provides training specific to working effectively in an organisation.  You are then provided with a placement opportunity to work in an organisation of approximately 300 hours over a period of eight to ten weeks. If you wish you may also organise your own placement company to work at. The placement occurs in the last semester of study and provides you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge you have gained during your MPA studies.Where students have prior CPA/CAANZ assessed exemptions and require electives to complete the total of 160 credit points, electives may be selected from the MBA, on approval of the Course Coordinator.

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.Applicants who have fully satisfied the entry requirements of the accounting professional bodies in their first degree are not eligible for entry.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
CDU Waterfront Darwin No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years

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