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University of Tasmania

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Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation)

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation) (MPAS) is designed to train those who do not have an accounting background or who need to up-skill to meet the professional accounting requirements.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
C7D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$20,888 per year / $41,776 total
International Fees
$33,950 per year / $67,900 total

About this course

The Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation) (MPAS) is designed to train those who do not have an accounting background or who need to up-skill to meet the professional accounting requirements. Students holding an accredited accounting qualification of an Australian institution are not eligible to seek entry into this course.

This is a 2 year full-time or 4 year part-time course of study offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. It comprises 16 units of study: 12 core units and 4 units which make up a specialisation.

Students will be eligible to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia upon successful completion of the required MPAS core units. *

If you intend to complete the CPA Extension specialisation as part of your MPAS you will be required to seek and gain Associate Membership of CPA Australia prior to commencing these units, and then to enrol concurrently with CPA Australia at the time each unit is completed. Students enrolled with CPA Australia will complete the CPA exam in each of these units. This is in addition to completion of the assessment requirements within the MPA/S program in which you are enrolled with UTAS. CPA Extension students will achieve both a Masters qualification and meet the academic requirements to achieve CPA status (and then to complete mentored work experience on entry to the profession).

In completing the CPA Program™ units in the Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Extension) with the University of Tasmania, students do not receive the CPA Australia qualification until they have met all the requirements of the CPA Program as set by CPA Australia (which includes practical experience). Students undertaking the CPA Extension specialisation should be aware of the additional costs associated with CPA Associate Membership and enrolment in the CPA units. For information about the CPA Program, visit here.

Entry requirements

For entry to this course, you need to have:

  • an undergraduate or Masters degree in a non-accounting discipline, or equivalent, from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • a Graduate Certificate in Accounting, or equivalent, from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • qualifications, relevant work experience or other special circumstances, as approved by the Executive Dean or delegated authority.

International students must provide one of the following:

  • UTASAccess Level 7 with a minimum overall score of 60% and no individual skill below 60%; or
  • IELTS with an overall Band of 6 and no Band less than 6; or
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 72 (no individual skill must be lower than Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; and, Writing 22); or
  • PTE Academic overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50; or
  • provide evidence that you have studied for 2 years full-time with English as the sole medium of instruction and examination.

These tests must not be more than 24 months old.

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor

Study locations

Hobart

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at University of Tasmania.
80.2%
Overall satisfaction
80.5%
Skill scale
66.5%
Teaching scale
90%
Employed full-time
$100k
Average salary