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Master of Professional Accounting

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1.5 years full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Kaplan Business School

  • Career Outcomes:

    Financial Analyst | Management Consultant | Business Risk Manager | External Auditor | View all

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About this course

Take the next step in your accounting career with this in-demand Master of Professional Accounting course at Kaplan Business School - the fastest way to fulfil the accreditation requirements for CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

In a competitive industry, you'll enhance your skillset and create new opportunities for yourself by building on your existing finance and accounting knowledge with key skills in management and corporate governance.

With a focus on the legal and economic frameworks underpinning accounting, this course provides you with the knowledge to work confidently in public practice and industry. Its focus on technical ability keeps it relevant and challenging, but small class sizes and real-work examples also mean your learning is rooted in contemporary workplace practice.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Qualify for mature age entry (ages 21 and above); OR
  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR score of 55, or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed the VCE, OP or SACE; OR
  • Provide an academic letter of recommendation

Kaplan Business School also offers a range of alternative entry pathways if you don't meet these criteria. Enquire now to chat with a course advisor!

Areas of study

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

  • Accounting principles
  • Business and corporations law
  • Economics
  • Quantitative methods
  • Accounting information systems
  • Management accounting
  • Financial accounting and reporting 1
  • Financial accounting and reporting 2
  • Auditing and assurance
  • Taxation law
  • Finance
  • Accounting theory and contemporary issues

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Kaplan Business School Kaplan Business School provides holistic business education that equips students with the knowledge, skills and tools required to manage, lead, and succeed in a real work environment.

Kaplan Business School’s qualifications are delivered through a unique blend of practical and theoretical components. Here, students are required to complete assessments that reflect global industry practices.

Kaplan Business School offers academic internships and work placements through an extensive network of partner companies. Each campus has an on-site Careers Officer who helps to place students based on their industry needs.

Kaplan Business School supports its students at every stage of the educational journey, and offers personalised, student-driven programs. This includes the unique Career Mentorship Program, which pairs Kaplan students with industry leaders. This gives students the opportunity to build their professional networks and gain valuable industry insights.

Kaplan Business School help their students achieve career success with Careers Central, their on-campus careers services team. Careers Central services include an industry placement service, which enables students to put theory into practice. Search for the perfect job using Career Hub, Kaplan’s online job board. Kaplan students get support in achieving their career goals with 1-on-1 careers coaching.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Professional Accounting from Kaplan Business School.

Graduates of this course may be eligible to seek admission into professional training programs offered by ACCA, ICAA and CPA Australia.

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

  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Business Risk Manager
  • External Auditor
  • Assurance Specialist
  • insolvency and reconstruction specialist
  • Treasurer
  • Internal Auditor
  • Taxation Specialist

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Payment plans are available for continuing students from their 2nd trimester onwards.

As part of their commitment to helping individuals reach their educational and career goals, Kaplan Business School also offers a number of scholarships to students in Australia and across the globe, including High Achievers Scholarships, Alumni Scholarships and Regional Scholarships. 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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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