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Master of Professional Accounting

Gain a globally recognised qualification

Why study accounting with us

If you don’t have a formal accounting qualification and want to break into the field or need to upskill to meet professional accounting requirements this is the course for you.

Every industry needs staff with accounting skills. Accounting isn’t just number-crunching, it’s about consultation and helping a business to make sound financial decisions.

You’ll be learning from highly-qualified industry experts how to take care of the financial health of a company preparing you for accounting roles all over the world.

The University of Tasmania is registered with CPA Australia as a CPA Program tuition provider. Being a CPA is internationally-recognised as a mark of high professional competence.

This course is available either completely online and face-to-face at both our Hobart or Launceston campuses.

Merit scholarship

Our Postgraduate Merit Scholarship offers a 25% reduction in tuition fees to students who achieved a B+/75% grade overall in their undergraduate studies.

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Career outcomes

Our graduates have exceptional career outcomes. 90% of our postgraduate business and management students find full-time employment within 4 months of graduating (Source: 2017 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

“I think a career in accounting provides a challenging, rewarding, and versatile opportunities in the business environment. I had the most amazing faculty members who were very cooperative and helpful. I would definitely recommend the University of Tasmania.”

– Anisha Shrestha, Master of Professional Accounting

What can I study

We offer two pathways to build a professional accounting career – the Master of Professional Accounting or the Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation).

Master of Professional Accounting

Duration: 1.5 years full-time, up to 4 years part-time

Location: Hobart, Launceston or Distance

Intakes: February and July

Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation)

Duration: 2 years full-time, up to 5 years part-time

Location: Hobart, Launceston or Distance

Intakes: February and July


  • *NEW* Advanced Accounting – Launceston and Distance
    Take your accounting skills to the next level. This specialisation is ideal for students who intend to take their CPA exams in future after building up some work experience rather than completing them as part of your degree
  • CPA extension – Hobart and Distance
    This specialisation is designed for high achieving students and focuses on preparing you for your CPA external examinations which you will take as part of your degree.
  • Business management – Hobart and Distance
    Diversify your skill set with additional business management topics including entrepreneurship, sales, and people management.
  • Marketing – Hobart and Distance
    Complement your accounting skills with a range of marketing topics including sales, digital marketing, and business-to-business marketing.

Learn more about the Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation)