Master of Professional Accounting (2 yrs)

CRICOS Code: 085211G

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • Applicants holding other academic or professional qualifications and/or with no work experience may also be granted admission to the program following an evaluation of their academic and professional skills.
  • Required proficiency in English: IELTS overall band score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 TOFEL Paper 550 (TWE 4.5), TOFEL Computer 213 TOFEL iBT 79-80 with minimum of 19 in all sections, Pearson 50 (no band score less than 42) and Cambridge 52 with no less than borderline in each skill.


  • 2 years of full time study (4 Semesters)

Tuition Fee


A$27600/Year x 2 Years*

* Fees are indicative and subject to change without prior notice.

Program Overview & Objectives

The Master of Professional Accounting provides an accelerated pathway to a career in accounting for graduates who have already proven their capacity for scholarship by having earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline. The program equips graduates to articulate and advise on resource allocation issues within different organisational contexts and to prepare financial statements that satisfy user needs and comply with regulatory requirements. The program covers foundation knowledge of the double-entry accounting system, accounting information systems, and the legal framework within which business operates. It also addresses more advanced issues related to corporate governance, audit, cost and management accounting, internal controls, accounting for corporate groups, and contemporary issues in financial reporting. A range of non-accounting electives in disciplines such as Marketing and Human Resource Management are incorporated within the course in order to provide a broader perspective. 

The program places a strong emphasis on ensuring that accounting practice is carried out against a framework of ethical behaviour, social responsibility, and sustainability as detailed in the United Nations PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) initiative. Through carrying out a range of practical and theoretical assignments, both individually and in groups, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and breadth of perspective to capably and confidently fulfil the role of a professional accountant.

Program Structure

The program is 2 years full-time and consists of 16 courses of study. The program structure may be summarised as follows:

Semester 1Credit
BUECO5903 Business Economics 15
BUACC5930 Accounting Concepts and Practices 15
BULAW5914 Commerical Law 15
BUACC5937 Information Systems Design and Development for Accountants 15
Semester 2Credit
BULAW5915 Corporate Law 15
BUACC5932 Corporate Accounting 15
BUACC5933 Cost and Management Accounting 15
BUACC5931 Research and Statistical Methods for Business 15
Semester 3Credit
BUACC5934 Financial Accounting 15
BUACC5935 Auditing and Assurance Services 15
BUACC5936 Financial Management 15
BULAW5916 Taxation Law and Practise 15
Semester 4Credit
BUGEN5930 Business Society and the Planet 15 total
Choose three electives 45 total

Professional Recognition

The above postgraduate program studied in IIBIT Sydney and Adelaide sites is accredited by National Institute of Accounts (NIA), one of the three Major Accounting Accreditation bodies in Australia. For CPA Australia or Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia accreditation enquiries, please contact MT Helen campus.

Street Address:

Federation University Australia
University Drive
Mt Helen VIC 3350
Telephone: +61 3 5327 9000
Facsimile: +61 3 5327 9704


P.O. Box 663
Ballarat VIC 3353