Master of Professional Accounting - Specialisation

University of Tasmania

The Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation) (MPAS) is designed to train those who do not have an accounting background or who need to up-skill to meet the professional accounting requirements. This is a 2 year full-time or 4 year part-time course of study offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. It has 16 units of study: 12 core units and 4 units which make up a specialisation. Students who successfully complete the first eight units of the course are eligible to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia. Students who intend to complete the CPA Program Units as part of their CPA professional program will be required to seek and gain Associate Membership of CPA Australia prior to commencing these units, and then to enrol with CPA Australia at the time each unit is completed. Students enrolled with CPA Australia will complete the CPA exam in each of these units. This is in addition to completion of the assessment requirements within the MPA/S program in which you are enrolled with UTAS. Students are encouraged to seek concurrent enrolment in CPA segment units and achieve both a Masters qualification and meet the academic requirements to achieve CPA status (and then to complete mentored work experience on entry to the profession).

Course Fee:

Australian: $40,320
International: $65,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree, Postgraduate degree or equivalent; Graduate Certificate entry avaialble

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Business management; Information systems; Marketing; International business

Further information:

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Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hobart No info Yes Online 2 years
Hobart No info Yes Full time 2 years
Hobart No info Yes Part time 5 years

Why study with us: We are Australia’s fourth oldest university and our institution is classed within the top two per cent of universities worldwide. Tasmania is an affordable place to live, with a stunning natural environment and a welcoming community. For students looking for an exceptional, personalised university experience that will shape their future success, there is no better place to study.

Facilities and Services

The university’s campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie are large enough to offer students a focused and engaged learning environment with excellent facilities, but still small enough to ensure students receive the personalised advice and guidance not available at larger institutions.

Beyond Tasmania we also have three Sydney facilities, Rozelle and Darlinghurst, which offer nursing and paramedicine, and our Australian Maritime College study centre in Darling Harbour, which offers a range of marine and maritime programs.


  • College of Arts, Law and Education
  • College of Health and Medicine
  • College of Sciences and Engineering 
  • Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Specialist institutes

  • Australian Maritime College
  • Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
  • Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Our students have access to a range of services to help them have a successful and enjoyable university experience. These include clubs, societies, gyms and sports teams.

As well as our orientation activities, our UniStart program is delivered on all campuses and online to help students develop the skills required for independent learning and success at university, such as critical reading, academic writing, and understanding academic assessment. Our Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program offers helpful unit-specific study sessions led by students who have previously succeeded in the same unit. 

Student advisors are also located within each college and offer individual help with challenges such as navigating systems or processes and physical or mental health. Students also have access to counselling 24 hours a day.

Admission and selection

Prospective students can apply for study at any time, and many of our courses have a midyear intake. We pride ourselves on supporting both academic high achievers and those who may not have a conventional academic history, including mature-aged students, career-changers and students without an ATAR. 

The university offers a range of generous scholarships across all areas of study for both domestic and international students. Awards are based on merit and equity and reward excellence and improve access for new and continuing students. 

Study options

Our international exchange program gives students the opportunity to study part of their course at universities around the world, including partner institutions in Asia and the USA. The university actively encourages students to undertake exchange and to assist we offer a range of financial assistance options. 

Our university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 150 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Our programs are accredited and professionally recognised by industry and professional bodies in Australia and abroad.

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