Master of Professional Accounting

Program Code                                                                            297JA

UAC Code                                                                                     880161

CRICOS Course Code                                                                 083324D

Course Duration                                                                        2 years

Delivery Mode                                                                            Face to face training

Campus Location and Delivery Site                                     338 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000 VIC

Course Objectives

Study a Master of Professional Accounting at UC and you will:

  • develop an advanced and integrated understanding of accounting and the related disciplines required to practice as an accountant
  • be able to perform high-level accounting and financial transactions and navigate in an increasingly complex legal, economic and global business environment
  • be able to analyse, synthesise and interpret complex financial information, problems, concepts and theories
  • be able to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions whilst demonstrating a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.

Work Integrated Learning

The course presents students with a range of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, including real-world research projects, case studies, actual industry briefs and more. You’ll develop work-ready technical accountancy skills and will be confident using a range of industry-standard accounting packages.

You can choose to undertake an internship in Year 2 as part of the course’s open elective units. The faculty runs an optional three-week ‘pre-internship preparation program’ where students learn essential employment skills and interview techniques. The program culminates in a series of interviews hosted by Canberra-based accounting firms, with successful candidates going on to secure internships.

Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Tax accountant
  • Financial accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Chief financial officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial controller

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have a bachelor degree or equivalent as approved by the University. There are no work experience requirements. Students who have undertaken an undergraduate degree with a major in accounting with an Australian institution are ineligible for entry to the degree.
  • English Language Requirements for International Students: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0.

*English Program (minimum IELTS 4.5) could be offered to students who have not met the English Language Requirements.


The Degree is awarded by the University of Canberra.

Alternate Exit Awards

The Qualifications are awarded by the University of Canberra.

Course Specific Information

The Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia.

Tuition Fee

International Students (2019): $34,000

*UC/GBCA Scholarship available, 15% off total tuition fee

Domestic students (2019): $24,000

  • The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols.

Intake Dates

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*UC/GBCA Scholarship available, 15% off total tuition fee

Scholarship available to eligible international students applying for the UC Master of Professional Accounting in Melbourne.

For more information for scholarship, check here.

Unit Delivery Mode at UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne

On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.