Master of Professional Accounting

Holmesglen Institute

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00012G

This course equips you with the skills and expertise required to excel in the professional field of accounting. Graduates of the course will have a thorough foundation in the traditional disciplines underpinning the accounting profession. Throughout the course, you will become proficient in integrating advanced theoretical and technical accounting and related knowledge. This includes auditing and assurance, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, taxation law, and business and corporations law.


The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) consists of 16 subjects (13 core subjects and three electives).


  • Auditing principles and practice
  • Taxation practice and taxation law
  • Financial accounting
  • Understanding business and corporations laws
  • Understanding of the modern economy
  • Advanced management accounting methodologies

Standard entry requirements

Your entire academic record will be considered. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. You must demonstrate your preparedness, aptitude and ability to cope with formal post-graduate study at this qualification level. Students who have previously undertaken a degree with a specialisation in Accounting will not be eligible for the Master of Professional Accounting, or the nested Graduate Diploma in Accounting. You will be required to attend an interview and bring a current resume detailing work history as well as certified copies of relevant qualifications. Selection will be based on previous study, work experience and motivation to study.


Holmesglen's Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by industry professional bodies, including Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Study pathways

The Master of Professional Accounting degree can be used to apply for entry to relevant post-graduate qualifications such as a PhD in an Accounting specialisation.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Chadstone Domestic: $16,728
International: $19,000
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