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2014 Master of Professional Accounting(C7B)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Business (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1.5 yrs, Maximum 4 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): General enquiries: 1300 363 864 or 13UTAS ;Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) Academic Administration Office: Admissions, credit/advanced standing and enrolment queries 1800 030 955.


This is an 18 month full-time or 3 year part-time course of study offered by the School of Accounting and Corporate Governance in the TSBE.

The course involves the completion of 12 units of study. Completion of this course culminates in eligibility for professional accounting body membership. All units are subject to formal assessment including the completion of continuous assessment such as assignments, and a final examination.

This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Tuition fee (domestic) Post 2008' as the fee type.

International students please refer to International Services at

Admission & Prerequisites

Candidates for the Master of Professional Accounting shall be qualified for entry if they have:

  1. The equivalent of an undergraduate or masters degree in a non-accounting degree (international applications are subject to assessment for equivalency), OR
  2. In very specific circumstances, and as approved by the Dean, or delegated authority, a 4-unit graduate certificate which does not include units equivalent to those listed in Schedule A, or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution
For entry into all postgraduate courses, international students must provide an IELTS test score of at least Band 6 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands or a TOEFL score of 575 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. This test must not be more than 24 months old. Further information can be found under international admissions

At the discretion of the TSBE, admission may also include an interview.

Career Outcomes

This course offers participants from different academic and experiential backgrounds the opportunity to specialise in accounting for professional recognition purposes. Accounting is often cited as the language of business. People with accounting skills are in high demand in the business and corporate world embracing areas such as finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, banking and information systems, and such skills are increasingly important to groups performing an overview function such as directors.

Articulation to/from Course

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (only for students who hold an undergraduate or masters degree)

Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (only for students who hold an undergraduate or masters degree)

Master of Professional Accounting Specialisation

Professional Recognition

Students with a recognised undergraduate or masters degree or approved graduate certificate who complete this course are eligible for membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the National Institute of Accountants (NIA). This course is accredited with the professional accounting bodies in Australia.

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