Course overview

Description

This course provides an opportunity for graduates to obtain a professional level qualification with one of the premier professional accounting bodies in Australia, recognised both nationally and internationally. The opportunity to embed the professional level program into the Master of Professional Accounting is only being offered to a select number of universities in Australia and only to UWA in this state. Master of Professional Accounting graduates would normally complete the Chartered Accountants Program, which is a registered Level 8 award with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) after graduating.

Course title
Master of Professional Accounting (Chartered Accounting) (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MPAcc
Course code
42660
Course type
Master's degree by coursework only
Status
Current / 2023
Administered by
UWA Business School
CRICOS code
103502K

Course details

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
114
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 90 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the School
Maximum course duration
2.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 114 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Professional accreditation
Master of Professional Accounting (Chartered Accounting) (coursework) is accredited by: CPA Australia; Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand(CA ANZ); Institute of Public Accountants (IPA); Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).
Time limit
6 years
Delivery mode
Internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Phil Hancock
Fees
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.

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
NS
non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

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:

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
Incompatibility
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting, ACCT5602 Accounting
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
Incompatibility
WACE/TEE English or equivalent
or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication
or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2, S1ECON5541Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
Incompatibility
ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy.
ECON1000 ECON1101 or equivalent.
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
Incompatibility
MGMT5513 Data Driven Decision Making
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week

Take all units to the value of 54 points.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ACCT5501Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Prerequisites
for the honours Accounting specialisation: ACCT3321 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice.
for the Master of Professional Accounting: ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2ACCT5511Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting
Prerequisites
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2ACCT5522Principles of Auditing
Prerequisites
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
and ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2ACCT5531Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
Prerequisites
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting.
and ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2ACCT5532Accounting Information Systems
Prerequisites
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (or equivalent).
or ACCT5602 Accounting (formerly MGMT8502 Accounting) (or equivalent)
Seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks
S1, S2ACCT5633Accounting for Planning and Control
Prerequisites
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1ACCT5637Principles of Taxation
Prerequisites
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
for standard teaching period—lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2FINA5533Finance Essentials
Incompatibility
FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
AND FINA5635 Corporate Finance
lectures: 3 hours per week (maximum students per class: 45)
S2LAWS5508Commercial and Company LawNonelectures: 3 hours per week

Take all units (36 points):

Note: Students must have a current weighted average mark of 65% for this course to enrol in these units.

Chartered Accounting units

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSACCT5701Audit and Risk
Prerequisites
Unit(s) ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (ID 2664)
and Unit(s) MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making (ID 3513)
and Unit(s) ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy (ID 5315)
and Unit(s) LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law (ID 3360)
and Unit(s) FINA5533 Finance Essentials (ID 6240)
and Unit(s) ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting (ID 2666)
and Unit(s) ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice (ID 2669)
and Unit(s) ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control (ID 2672)
and Unit(s) ACCT5522 Principles of Auditing (ID 2668)
and Unit(s) ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946)
and Unit(s) ACCT5704 Financial Accounting and Reporting (ID 7386) and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65%
or 42340 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) (ID 1511)
and ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946)
and ACCT5704 Financial Accounting and Reporting (ID 7386)
NSACCT5702Taxation Australia
Prerequisites
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (ID 2664)
and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making (ID 3513)
and ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy (ID 5315)
and LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law (ID 3360)
and FINA5533 Finance Essentials (ID 6240)
and ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting (ID 2666)
and ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice (ID 2669)
and ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control (ID 2672)
and ACCT5637 Principles of Taxation (ID 2673) ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946) and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65%
or 42340 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) (ID 1511) ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946)
Incompatibility
LAWS5236 Advanced Australian Corporate Taxation
NSACCT5703Business Performance
Prerequisites
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (ID 2664)
and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making (ID 3513)
and ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy (ID 5315)
and LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law (ID 3360)
and FINA5533 Finance Essentials (ID 6240)
and ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting (ID 2666)
and ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice (ID 2669)
and ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control (ID 2672)
and ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946) and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65%
or 42340 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) (ID 1511)
and ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946)
Incompatibility
ACCT4440 Management Accounting: Issues and Perspectives (ID 901)
NSACCT5704Financial Accounting and Reporting
Prerequisites
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (ID 2664)
and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making (ID 3513)
and ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy (ID 5315)
and LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law (ID 3360)
and FINA5533 Finance Essentials (ID 6240)
and ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting (ID 2666)
and ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice (ID 2669)
and ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control (ID 2672)
and ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946) and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65%
or 42340 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) (ID 1511)
and ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946)
NSACCT5705Chartered Accountants Capstone
Prerequisites
ACCT5701 Audit and Assurance (ID 7383)
and ACCT5702 Taxation Australia (ID 7384)
and ACCT5703 Management Accounting and Applied Finance (ID 7385)
and ACCT5704 Financial Accounting and Reporting (ID 7386)
and ACCT5706 Ethics, Risk and Technology (ID 7946) and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a WAM of 65%
Incompatibility
ACCT5501 Contemporary Issues in Accounting
workshops: up to 3 hours per week
NSACCT5706Ethics, Risk and Technology
Prerequisites
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (ID 2664)
and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making (ID 3513)
and ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy (ID 5315)
and FINA5533 Finance Essentials (ID 6240)
and ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting (ID 2666)
and ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control (ID 2672) and for students in the Master of Professional Accounting a weighted average mark of 65%
or 42340 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting) (ID 1511)
Co-requisites
Unit(s) LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law (ID 3360) Unit(s) ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice (ID 2669) Unit(s) ACCT5522 Principles of Auditing (ID 2668) Unit(s) ACCT5637 Principles of Taxation (ID 2673)

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

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).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. 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.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification*, as recognised by UWA; and either:

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

or

(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or

(2) completed a Graduate Certificate in Commerce at UWA.

*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

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 41280 Graduate Certificate in Commerce (24 points)
  • 42660 Master of Professional Accounting (Chartered Accounting) (114 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Professional Accounting (Chartered Accounting) course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 114 points (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) Students who have completed a Bachelor of Commerce of this University or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than 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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

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

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent which is calculated based on—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).

Additional rules
Alternative exit award

14. A student who withdraws from the course before completing the course requirements but after completing units to the value of 48 points, excluding any conversion units, may apply to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Course Transfer

15. To be eligible to enrol in the Chartered Accountant core units students must maintain a weighted average mark of 65%.

Students who are excluded from the course on the basis of rule 8(b), for failing to achieve or maintain a weighted average mark of 65%, will be permitted to transfer to the Master of Professional Accounting (40610).