Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This program offers a major in Professional accounting or Financial Planning. It provides students with a solid core in accounting or financial planning studies to prepare them for entry into the accounting or financial planning profession. It also provides students in the Professional accounting major the opportunity to progress on to the Master of Business (Professional Accounting).

Designed for

Graduates who are wishing to change direction and pursue a career in accounting or further enhance their career options


Core units: 96 credit points of core units in the chosen major.


  • Financial planning
  • Professional accounting

Standard entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 on QUT's 7 point scale. For students entering Professional Accounting major the undergraduate degree must be in an area other than Accounting. Financial Planning major alternative entry: applicants who do not have a bachelor degree but have at least 7 years' of appropriate professional employment experience may be considered for special entry upon discipline coordinator approval.


Graduates meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia, and with additional two units completed outside of the Graduate Diploma in Business, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA); and be recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Study pathways

Master of Business

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gardens Point Domestic: $29,400
International: $33,200
  • Full-time : 1 year

Further information

The Financial Planning major is available for online study.

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