Master of Professional Accounting

Holmesglen Institute

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $16,728
International: $18,500

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.


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

Subjects you can Study:

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

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.


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).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00012G

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Chadstone No info Yes Full time 2 years
Chadstone No info Yes Part time 4 years
City - St. Kilda Road No info Yes Full time 2 years
City - St. Kilda Road No info Yes Part time 4 years

Holmesglen is one of the largest providers of vocational and higher education programs in Victoria, delivering programs across four major campuses — Chadstone, City, Moorabbin and Waverley.

Studying one of our more than 530 programs is not just about gaining a qualification, it’s about being equipped with the confidence and skills to work in today’s fast paced world. You will learn from teachers with industry experience, work on real-world projects and train in simulated work environments.

In today’s world, things move quickly. People used to have jobs for life, but today you can expect to have at least eight different careers. Everyone’s journey is different, so at Holmesglen, we’re here to help you get the qualification that’s right for you.

Study a degree at Holmesglen

At Holmesglen, when it comes to higher education, we think differently. We know that employers want people with recognised qualifications and enough experience to be capable and confident employees. That is why our degree programs combine theory with technical skills and real-world experience.  

These days, human capital experts are encouraging people to educate themselves throughout their career, rather than push all their study into the beginning. We understand that not every journey to a degree is the same. That is why we have made it easy for you to enrol straight into the first year of a degree or to choose a different certificate or diploma pathway. 

A degree pathway with Holmesglen delivers real benefits:

  • Build a solid foundation of practical skills. 
  • Receive credits for completed studies to finish your program faster.
  • Graduate with multiple qualifications.
  • Use your pathway qualifications to get relevant work and experience while you finish your degree studies.
  • In some cases, a pathway option may even save money on fees.

Study options

Our programs are designed to fit with your work, family and lifestyle. From certificates to degrees and postgraduate qualifications, across nine study areas, Holmesglen has something that will interest you, no matter your passion. Not only do we make sure that you are job ready now, we believe that it is our responsibility to train you for the future.

Holmesglen provides a broad range of nationally accredited certificates (including pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships), diplomas, advanced diplomas, degrees and postgraduate qualifications. 

You can study in the following areas:

  • Arts and design: Choose from fashion, graphic or interior design, photography, animation or ceramics.
  • Building and construction: There are a range of programs available from pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships, to degrees.
  • Business and finance: Programs covering accounting, banking, marketing, international business, human resource management, financial planning, and management.
  • Community and health sciences: With a dedicated, state of the art health facility, and hospital on campus, we can offer you a broad range of skills in nursing, dental technology, pathology, and community services.
  • Computing and IT: Programs covering networking, programming and web and game development.
  • Education and training: Choose from early childhood education, Teacher training and English as a second language.
  • Horticulture and environment: A broad range of programs with dedicated facilities in animal studies, horticulture, floristry, and conservation and land management.
  • Hospitality, tourism and events: Hands on courses in bakery, cookery, patisserie, hospitality, tourism and events.
  • Sport, fitness and wellbeing: Our range of sport, fitness, outdoor recreation, massage and nutrition programs are some of the most industry connected courses in the state.

Industry connections

Holmesglen works closely with many organisations across all our study areas so you graduate confident, capable and industry-ready. Work placements, industry-based projects, field trips and internships are just some of the ways we work with our industry partners to ensure you get the relevant training you need, opportunities to learn from industry professionals and the chance to network with future employers. 

Facilities are important

At Holmesglen, we pride ourselves in ensuring you have every opportunity you need to be successful in your career. Our purpose-built learning spaces include: a simulated early childhood learning centre, a dedicated health precinct with nursing wards and simulation centre, a fitness centre, wellness clinic, student training restaurants, fashion studios, a green room, TV and radio studios, a plant nursery, glasshouse and 25,000 square metres of simulated trade workspaces — just to name a few!

Holmesglen has been training Victorians since 1982 – apply today to be part of something big.

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