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Professional Accounting

Gain a globally recognised qualification.

If you don’t have a formal accounting qualification and want to break into the field, this is the course for you. It’s also perfect for anyone who wants to upskill and meet professional accounting requirements.

Accounting isn’t just number crunching. It’s about consultation and helping a business make sound financial decisions. Our highly qualified industry experts will prepare you for accounting roles all over the world.

Work Ready Program 

By choosing to study from our Launceston Campus, you'll be part of our Work Ready Program, designed to prepare you for success at university and in your future career.

The program combines your Master of Professional Accounting degree with a guaranteed corporate internship placement, regular mentoring, work experience, networking and training opportunities as well as financial support to help you settle in during your first year of study.

Learn more about the Work Ready Program here >

Course Options

Master of Professional Accounting

2 years min, 5 years max
Hobart, Launceston or Online CRICOS 106830C

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Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting

1 years min, 3 years max
Launceston or Online CRICOS 052939G

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Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

0.5 years min, 2 years max
Launceston or Online CRICOS 048891G

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Get a globally recognised qualification and expand your career opportunities.

Upskill or specialise in accounting for professional recognition.

Be taught by industry experts who are international leaders in their field.

Study options

Advanced Accounting

Take your accounting skills to the next level. This specialisation is ideal for students who intend to take their CPA exams after building some work experience, rather than completing them as part of their degree.

Available in Launceston (semester 1 intake only) and online.

Business Management

Diversify your skillset with additional business management topics including entrepreneurship, sales, and people management.

Available in Launceston (semester 1 intake only), Hobart and online.

Marketing

Complement your accounting skills with a range of topics including sales, digital marketing, and business-to-business marketing.

Available in Hobart and online.

Course breakdown

1

Master of Professional Accounting

200 credit points

  • Complete 10 compulsory units (12.5 credit points each)
  • Choose one of these units: 
    -CPA Ethics and Governance
    -Management Ethics
  • Choose one of these units:
    -CPA Contemporary Business Issues
    -Tax Clinic Internship
    -Strategic Management.

2

Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting

100 credit points

    Complete the following 8 core units (100 credit points).

  • Economics and Statistical Analysis
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Accounting Systems and Processes
  • The Accounting Framework
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Financial and Corporate Accounting
  • Management and Cost Accounting
  • Australian Tax Law

3

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

50 credit points

Complete the following 4 core units (50 credit points).

  • Economics and Statistical Analysis
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Accounting Systems and Processes
  • The Accounting Framework

Career outcomes

Anisha Shrestha – Master of Professional Accounting

“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.”

Postgraduate study leads to exceptional career outcomes. 90% of our postgraduate business and management students find full-time employment within 4 months of graduating and have an average salary of $100,000 (Source: 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Finance Managers

8.1%

projected job growth to 2023

Management Analysts

10.2%

projected job growth to 2023

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

14.7%

projected job growth to 2025

Study Experiences

The power of networking in your accounting career

"Grab any opportunity that comes around that might stretch you and expand your skills".

Read Anne-Marie Martin's story, Work Ready Program, Ambassador of Industry

Work Ready Program

Start your career the right way, get the skills you need to stand out.

Our Work Ready Program will prepare you for success at university and in your chosen career. Whist studying a Master of Professional Accounting at our Launceston campus, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits and opportunities of the program.

For full details, visit the Work Ready Program here

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.