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CPA Australia Major (M ProfAcc)

Postgraduate Major


CPA Australia Major (M ProfAcc)


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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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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.

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.

Career information


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


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

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

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

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-CPAAU
  • Last updated on: 04/08/2022