The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Sydney CBD

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.

Location

Sydney CBD

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Fees

$30,455 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

1.5 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: 11702
CRICOS code: 059999E

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Professional Accounting 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 automonously to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgement to accounting tasks
  • Work effectively in teams to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgement 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

Details

Information correct as at19 Jun 2019 3:33 AM
Program code11702
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1.5 years full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
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 Code059999E

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Entry into the Master of Professional Accounting will be through two pathways.

Direct entry into the Masters Programs (120 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position.

Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course requisites.  Applicants with an Honours degree in the discipline area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning.

Entry into the Graduate Certificate (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or
  • 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. They will, however, receive 40 units credit by virtue of the studies they will have already completed.  Therefore they will be required to do an additional 80 units to complete their Masters Degree

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 and click on 'How to Apply 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

120 units

Program duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 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 requires 120 units, gained through the completion of twelve courses worth 10 units each. Students are required to complete all twelve courses from the core courses.

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 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6000Financial Accounting 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6001Management Accounting
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6002Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6003Business Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6004Financial Accounting 2
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6005Financial Accounting 3
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6006Taxation Law
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6007Economics
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6008Business Decision Making
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6009Business Law
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6010Company Law
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (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 Newcastle Business School's current support mechanisms.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

Students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS in liaison with the Student Suppport Unit. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umuliko.