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Master of Professional Accounting

CRICOS 074227B
Program Overview

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)  is designed to equip graduates holding a recognised bachelor's qualification, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in any field, and at a standard acceptable to TOP standards, with the necessary skills and knowledge for a career in professional accounting. The course satisfies the academic requirements for entry to the Australian professional accountancy bodies and an opportunity for a national or international career in accounting.

The course aims to provide students with the required foundations in accounting and related areas, as well as an understanding of the way in which accounting supports business activities. 

The program is taught by academic staff active in research, and students are exposed to professional and scholarly developments that have been achieved through research activity.

Duration 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Delivery Site On campus (Eveleigh NSW 2015 or Hobart TAS 7000
Application date Refer to key dates
Entry Requirements
  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification),
  • Completion of a Graduate Certificate in Accounting or Graduate Diploma of Accounting, or
  • Completion of TOP's Postgraduate Preparation Program
English Language Requirements Please refer to English Language Requirements
Credit arrangement Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details. 
Course Structure

This course contains 12 core subjects in accounting and related fields.

 Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Accounting
 Exit with a Graduate Diploma of Accounting
 Exit with a Master of Professional Accounting

To qualify for the degree of Master of Professional Accounting, a student must complete an aggregate of 12 core subjects (72 units of credit)

*Prerequisite/Co-requisite Requirements

Please refer to the table for the changes to unit codes and names which will be effective from Term 1, 2020.

Please note: The availability of units may be slightly different across campuses.

Pathway to employment/further study

Upon successful completion of the MPA, students may apply to enrol in the Master of Professional Accounting and Business (MPAB) degree. Students progressing into the MPAB will be given credit for studies completed within the MPA degree.

With continuing high global demand for qualified accountants, graduates of the program have a wide range of career opportunities in accounting firms, government departments, banking and finance organisations, corporations and other related accounting fields.