Courses & Units

Course rules for C7B Master of Professional Accounting


1Candidates for the Master of Professional Accounting shall be qualified for entry if they have:
- The equivalent of an Undergraduate Degree or a Masters Degree in a non-accounting discipline;
- A 4 unit Graduate Certificate or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution
- Approved relevant work experience or other special circumstances as approved by the Dean or delegated authority.

For entry into all courses, international students must provide:

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 an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6 and no band less than 6; or a TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 72 (no individual skill must be lower than: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; and, Writing 22) or a 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.

At the discretion of the Faculty, admission may also include an interview with the applicant.

2Candidates for the MPA shall complete the requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than three semesters of equivalent full time study and not more than six semesters of equivalent full time study from the time of first enrolment.

Course structure

3To qualify for the MPA the candidate shall pass the 12 units contained in Schedule A.

4The units that may be included in a course for the MPA shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with Schedule A.

5Units may be counted towards the MPA only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics and as summarised in Schedule A.

6A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% weighting.

7Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the MPA.

8In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for previous studies

9Passes in completed subjects or units in other courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the MPA.


10The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

11These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2004 and shall apply to all candidates for the MPA, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

12The approved abbreviation for the award of Master of Professional Accounting shall be MPA.