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CPA Australia Major (M ProfAcc)

Postgraduate major

Explore topics in the areas of financial accounting, managerial accounting, governance and auditing, and prepare to become a Certified Practising Accountant.

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    CPA Australia Major (M ProfAcc)
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This major will help to ensure your success as a Chartered Practising Accountant.

You will be offered tuition for subjects in the CPA Program offered by CPA Australia. You will be required to sit all CPA Program exams administered by CPA Australia and meet all CPA Australia’s program requirements. You will be responsible for all fees, including subject exam fees.

You will also develop skills in areas including strategic management accounting and ethical professional judgement in the workplace, and learn about the implications of accounting regulation on corporate reporting.

Note: This major sits within two master degrees. To apply for this major, you will apply for either the one-year Master of Accounting, if you hold a bachelor degree in accounting; or the Master of Professional Accounting, if you are looking to break into the accounting field.

What jobs can the CPA Australia Major (M ProfAcc) lead to?


  • Certified Practising Accountant
  • Accountant manager
  • Senior accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer


  • Accounting
  • Finance and investment
  • Government
  • Law
  • Resources and renewables

Professional recognition

This major is recognised by CPA Australia. When you complete this major as part of the Master of Accounting or Master of Professional Accounting, you will be registered as a Certified Practising Accountant.

This major also meets the core competency requirements of professional accounting bodies including Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and ACCA.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Master of Professional Accounting degree for indicative fees.

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How to apply

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