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: $33,456
International: $37,000

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 Part time 4 years
Chadstone No info Yes Full time 2 years
City - St. Kilda Road No info Yes Part time 4 years
City - St. Kilda Road No info Yes Full time 2 years
Holmesglen is one of the largest providers of Vocational and Higher Education in Victoria. Holmesglen delivers over 600 courses to more than 50,000 students, with around 4,000 international student enrolments. Holmesglen courses include: Degree and Graduate Certificate courses; Apprenticeships and Pre-apprenticeships in Engineering, Hospitality, Horticulture, Furnishing and Building and Construction trades such as Bricklaying, Carpentry, Flooring, Glass and Glazing, Plastering and Plumbing and over 200 nationally accredited Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, with many courses offering a flexible approach to study (part time, full time, weekend, evening and off campus options available) and a pathway to higher education streams and adult short courses, bridging and preparatory courses, English language programs, trade accreditation and testing, and corporate and industry programs. Holmesglen also offers online training in business and management in partnership with the Registered Training Organisation, Ducere. Courses are delivered online by Ducere but are accredited through Holmesglen.

Provider CRICOS: 00012G

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