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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 autonomously 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
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Entry into the Master of Professional Accounting will be available for applicants who have:
- Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, in the discipline; or
- Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, not in the discipline and 1 year relevant organisational experience; 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
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
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'.
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.
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- M Professional Accounting Semester 1 2019 623.6 KB
- M Professional Accounting Semester 2 2019 204.9 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|
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 Newcastle Business School's current support mechanisms.
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.
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