Master of Professional Accounting

Charles Sturt University

This program allows students to gain the knowledge and skills to embark on an accounting career, if their previous study was in another discipline.

Course Fee:

Australian: $37,800
International: $53,600

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in field other than accounting; Other academic and/or professional qualifications and/or work experience, including completion of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, will be considered


96 points/128 points.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Students may receive up to 50% (six 8 point subjects) credit into the Master of Professional Accounting program for related prior postgraduate studies. Credit will not be awarded for work experience.

Further information:

Students who do not have a Bachelor qualification are required to undertake 16 subjects in total to gain recognition by the CPA.


CPA Australia, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia

Who for:

Non-accounting graduates and those needing to satisfy academic requirements of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and CPA Australia

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00005F

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CSU Study Centre - Sydney No info No Full time 2 years
CSU Study Centre - Melbourne No info No Full time 2 years
CSU - Study Centre Brisbane No info No Full time 2 years
Distance Education No info No Online 3 years

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