Courses & Units

Master of Professional Accounting (C7B)

This course provides training in accounting for those who do not have an accounting background. Successful completion of this course means that you will be eligible for professional accounting body membership.  All units are subject to formal assessment including the completion of continuous assessment such as assignments, and a final examination.  The course is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit.

This is an 18 month (12 unit) full-time or 3 year part-time course of study offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.

Duration

1.5 Years full time

Up to 4 Years part time

Location

Hobart

ATAR

See entry requirements below


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

1.5 Years full time

Location

Hobart

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 048893F


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

Course structure

The Master of Professional Accounting consists of 12 core units, as outlined in Schedule A.

These course rules and specifications apply to students who commenced the course in the current year. For students who commenced prior to this year, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement: i.e. students who commenced in 2014 should refer to the 2014 Handbook.

Schedule A

This unit introduces students to the major concepts and analytical tools used in the theory and practice of financial management within an Australian context. It is designed to provide you with with an understanding of:- the scope and nature of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides an introduction to the Australian legal system, sources of law such as Parliament and the courts, the Federal system, the legislative process, precedent, alternative dispute resolution, the law of torts, the law of contract, consumer protection law, consumer law,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides a foundation for students intending to study units towards the Masters of Professional Accounting. The institutional framework and the fundamental principles underpinning accrual accounting and financial reporting are examined. The elements of the accounting cycle, and techniques of measurement,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit has been planned and guided by ideas about what a future accountant or manager would need to know in order to perform effectively in the workplace. The understanding that you gained while studying BFA507 The Accounting Framework will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit we explore the key functions fulfilled by managerial and cost accounting. The primary purpose of managerial and cost accounting is to provide relevant information to managers within an organisation. Managerial accounting can be thought of as the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This graduate unit provides students with an appreciation of the purpose, nature and operation of the accounting information system. The focus of the unit is on technology and the information system, and the implications of both for accountants and organisations.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to statistical methods that are useful in the decision making process. It seeks to provide basic statistical knowledge for analysing data, and aims to develop skills in using appropriate statistical methods to make and carry out…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit aims to develop an overview and understanding of economics. It does this by identifying significant economic issues and problems facing Australia, with an investigation of possible courses of action for businesses and other organisations. It examines the role…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the role of auditing, focusing particularly on the role of the external auditor in the assessment of the validity and reliability of financial information of publicly listed companies. It highlights the audit function and the important role…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the core concepts in Australian taxation and identifies the framework (both legal and administrative) behind such concepts. The knowledge gained through this exploration enables the application of the framework to current issues faced by individuals…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Accounting Theory is an advanced unit that seeks to provide students with an understanding of historical and contemporary issues that have influenced and continue to influence the development of accounting thought and underlie practice that has developed. Accounting theory has…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The focus of this unit is the Corporations Act 2001, how it regulates the business activities of corporations and the role and powers of bodies such as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Topics covered in the unit include: the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This course offers participants from different academic and experiential backgrounds the opportunity to specialise in accounting for professional recognition purposes. Accounting is often cited as the language of business. People with accounting skills are in high demand in the business and corporate world embracing areas such as finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, banking and information systems, and such skills are increasingly important to groups performing an overview function such as directors.

For admission to this degree, you need to have

  1. The equivalent of an undergraduate or masters degree in a non-accounting degree (international applications are subject to assessment for equivalency), OR
  2. In very specific circumstances, and as approved by the Dean, or delegated authority, a 4-unit graduate certificate which does not include units equivalent to those listed in the Schedule, or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

For entry into all postgraduate courses, international students must also provide an IELTS test score of at least Band 6 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands or a TOEFL score of 575 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. This test must not be more than 24 months old.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (only for students who hold an undergraduate or masters degree)

Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (only for students who hold an undergraduate or masters degree)

Master of Professional Accounting Specialisation

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.