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Master of Professional Accounting

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne Online (RTO 3059)

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About this course

Swinburne Online's Master of Professional Accounting is the perfect springboard for a career in accounting. As well giving you accreditation as a qualified accountant the online course teaches you the theory and practical skills you need to enter the workforce in a wide range of financial roles. The postgraduate course is designed and taught by professional accountants to ensure all the units are well targeted to prepare you for realistic workplace scenarios and demands.

You'll learn to understand and analyse both the accounting cycle and the organisation of business finances, along with financial processes and systems. With that knowledge you'll learn practical skills in financial data analysis and strategic planning, giving you proficiency in evaluating and making key financial decisions. By the completion of the course you'll feel confident in creating and applying financial strategies for business and organisations around tax, investing and strategic financial planning.


To gain entry into this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed an undergraduate business qualification (non-accounting major); AND
  • Complete a statement of purpose


Areas of study

In this accounting course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Accounting principles
  • Accounting information systems
  • Company auditing
  • Financial accounting theory
  • Financial reporting
  • Managerial accounting
  • Research methodology
  • Economics
  • Business modelling and analysis
  • Corporate financial management
  • Corporations and contract law
  • Income tax law
RTO 3059
Swinburne Online combines the prestigious name and high-quality education of Swinburne University of Technology with the ease and flexibility of online study. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space, Swinburne Online has already helped over 5,000 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification. With a range of university degrees and vocational diplomas that cover specialities including education, social sciences, business, design and communication – Swinburne Online is dedicated to helping students achieve their potential.
As a Swinburne Online student, you will have access to variety of support options to help you get the most out of your learning experience. A dedicated team of Student Liaison Officers (SLOs) are available seven days a week to answer any of your questions – be it academic, technical or administrative. You will also be assigned an eLearning advisor for the duration of your course, who will be your academic point of contact.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Professional Accounting from Swinburne University of Technology.

Complete this Master of Professional Accounting and walk away from this course with the qualification to become an accountant. With this nationally recognised qualification you will be able to apply for membership with CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Accountant
  • Accounts Officer
  • Finance Officer
  • Bank Branch Manager
  • Bookkeeper Assistant
  • Accounts Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through FEE-HELP. Swinburne Online also offers a number of scholarships and grants as a means of promoting equality, recognising excellence, and alleviating financial hardship. Enquire now for more information.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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