The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Sydney CBD

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Location

Sydney CBD

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
Fees

AUD32,010 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

2 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

UON program code: 12403
CRICOS code: 065471J

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) program is designed for students with a degree in a field other than accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting concepts and procedures. The program will encompass studies in financial and management accounting, finance, taxation, business law and auditing.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Communicate accounting information, and effectively engage with, both accountants and non-accountants
  • Work effectively autonomously to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgment to accounting tasks
  • Work effectively in teams to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgment to accounting tasks
  • Display professional proficiency in the utilization of information and technology in accounting contexts
  • Engage in the critical application of accounting knowledge and skills to solve an accounting problem or case
  • Apply business skills that incorporate understanding of social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives
  • Demonstrate specialised theoretical and practical knowledge and skills relevant to accounting and be proficient in their application
  • Apply relevant theories, principles and methodologies to research in Accounting/business decision making
  • Apply advanced theoretical knowledge of international business

Details

Information correct as at19 Oct 2019 3:19 AM
Program code12403
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 2 years full-time.
Term typeSemesters and Trimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code065471J

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Admission information

Admission requirements

There are two pathways into the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced).

Direct entry into the Masters Program (160 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in any discipline; or
  • At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position.

The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or
  • At least 5 years business experience.

Students entering via this pathway will be required to:

  • Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and
  • Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Professional recognition

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for students who complete the Master of Professional Accounting or the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced).

CPA Australia and CA Australia and New Zealand

The program is structured to satisfy the Guidelines for Joint Accreditation of Tertiary Courses by the Professional Accounting Bodies issued jointly by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). Graduation from an accredited accounting program facilitates initial entry to Associate membership of CPA Australia and enrolment in the CPA Program, as well as eligibility for enrolment in the CA Program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. For courses that meet the required knowledge areas please click here.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

160 units

Program duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) requires students to complete 160 units of study. This is gained through completion of twelve core courses worth 10 units each, and four courses from the directed courses in International Business.

Grading of Degree

A Master degree shall be conferred as an Ordinary Degree, except that, in cases where a candidate has achieved a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above, the degree will be conferred 'With Distinction'.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFT6500Accounting Information Systems
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6000Financial Accounting 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6001Management Accounting
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6002Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6003Business Finance
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6004Financial Accounting 2
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6005Financial Accounting 3
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6006Taxation Law
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6007Economics
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6008Business Decision Making
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6009Business Law
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6010Company Law
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

International Business

Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6003Globalisation
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
GSBS6007Managing Human Resources in International Organisations
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6008Global Business Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6009Cross-Cultural Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6040Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6481International Business Strategy
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

International students will be supported by the University and NBS current support mechanisms. Students studying offshore will be supported by staff travelling overseas to approved locations to provide intensive face to face instruction.


Additional support

Domestic students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS in liaison with the Student Support Unit. Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umuliko. Students from rural and isolated areas and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds will be supported through existing University and NBS support mechanisms.