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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
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Entry into the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) will be available for applicants who have:
- Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, in any field of study; or
- At least 7 years' relevant organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position; or
- Successful completion of 75% (30 units) of one of the following UoN programs:
- Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
- Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
- Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
- Graduate Certificate in Marketing
- Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting
Students seeking Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) must apply to the Program Convenor. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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.
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.
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
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
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 directed courses chosen from International Business, Information Technology, or a mixture of both.
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'.
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.
- M Professional Accounting (Adv) 2020 174.2 KB
- M Professional Accounting (Adv) 2021 174.4 KB
- M Professional Accounting (Adv) Semester 1 2018 189.7 KB
- M Professional Accounting (Adv) Semester 1 2019 228.1 KB
- M Professional Accounting (Adv) Semester 2 2018 167.4 KB
- M Professional Accounting (Adv) Semester 2 2019 210.9 KB
Course Code Change - 2021
The course code for Accounting Information Systems was changed from INFT6500 to PACC6011 in 2021.
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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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
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|PACC6000||Financial Accounting 1||10 units|
|PACC6001||Management Accounting||10 units|
|PACC6002||Auditing and Assurance Services||10 units|
|PACC6003||Business Finance||10 units|
|PACC6004||Financial Accounting 2||10 units|
|PACC6005||Financial Accounting 3||10 units|
|PACC6006||Taxation Law||10 units|
|PACC6008||Business Decision Making||10 units|
|PACC6009||Business Law||10 units|
|PACC6010||Company Law||10 units|
|PACC6011||Accounting Information Systems||10 units|
Choose 40 units from the following International Business directed courses; or a mixture of units from both International Business and Information Technology directed courses.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GSBS6007||Managing Human Resources in International Organisations||10 units|
|GSBS6008||Global Business Management||10 units|
|GSBS6009||Cross-Cultural Management||10 units|
|GSBS6040||Human Resource Management||10 units|
|GSBS6481||International Business Strategy||10 units|
|GSBS6484||Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility||10 units|
Choose 40 units from the following Information Technology directed courses; or a mixture of units from both International Business and Information Technology directed courses.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|INFO6001||Database Management 1||10 units|
|INFO6030||Systems Analysis and Design||10 units|
|INFO6050||Process Analysis and Problem Solving||10 units|
|INFT6304||Project Planning and Management||10 units|
|SENG6110||Object Oriented Programming||10 units|
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
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.
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.
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.
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