Master of Professional Accounting (coursework)
This course provides an opportunity for graduates to obtain a qualification that is recognised by the professional accounting bodies and wider business community.
- Course title
- Master of Professional Accounting (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2019
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
- Maximum course duration
- 2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Professional accreditation
- Master of Professional Accounting (coursework) is accredited by: Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia); Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA); Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Phil Hancock
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2019; |
NS = non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2020 or 2021.
Students who have not completed the Bachelor of Commerce, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the Faculty:
|S1, S2||ACCT5432||Introductory Financial Accounting|
|S1, S2||BUSN5100||Applied Professional Business Communications|
|S1||ECON5541||Economics for Business: Applications and Policy|
|S1, S2||MGMT5504||Data Analysis and Decision Making|
Take all units (54 points):
|S1, S2||ACCT5501||Contemporary Issues in Accounting|
|S1, S2||ACCT5511||Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting|
|S1, S2||ACCT5522||Principles of Auditing|
|S1, S2||ACCT5531||Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice|
|S1, S2||ACCT5633||Accounting for Planning and Control|
|S1||ACCT5637||Principles of Taxation|
|N/A||FINA5432||Introduction to Finance|
|S2||LAWS5508||Commercial and Company Law|
|S1, S2||MGMT5506||Ethics and Sustainability Management|
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
Note: or as advised by the course coordinator.
|S1, S2||ACCT4440||Management Accounting: Issues and Perspectives|
|S1, S2||ACCT5521||Advanced Corporate Financial Accounting|
|S1, S2||FINA5523||Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation|
|NS, S1, S2, SS||WILG5001||Professional Development Practicum A|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(2) Exceptions to the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework may be considered provided the applicant satisfies additional admission requirements as set out in Rule 4(d) or 4(e), where relevant.
(for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 6 with no band less than 5.5); or
applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 6 with no band less than 5.5); or
with no band less than 5.0).
1 Applicants who have a bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting, or an equivalent qualification, are not eligible for admission.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 40610 Master of Professional Accounting (96 points)
- 41280 Graduate Certificate in Commerce (24 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Professional Accounting course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
(3) Students seeking to re-enrol in the course after being assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' must submit, after a period of at least 12 months, sufficient reason to the Faculty, in writing, demonstrating why an improvement in performance could reasonably be expected.
(4) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' and are subsequently permitted by the Faculty to re-enrol are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and must meet any conditions determined by the Faculty.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
Alternative exit award
13. A student who withdraws from the course before completing the course requirements but after completing units to the value of 48 points for the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the relevant qualification