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Overview

International course:

Course code:

MPA14

Start date(s):

February, July

Course length:

Full Time: 2 years , Part Time: 4 years

Campus:

Chadstone, St Kilda Road

This course equips you with the skills and expertise required to excel in this professional field. Graduates of the course will have a thorough foundation in the traditional disciplines underpinning the accounting profession.

Throughout the course, you will become proficient in integrating advanced theoretical and technical accounting and related knowledge. This includes auditing and assurance, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, taxation law, and business and corporations law.

In addition you will develop an understanding of research methods and a selection of advanced taxation law and practice, advanced business and corporations law, corporate governance and management.

Holmesglen's Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by industry professional bodies, including Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

After completion of this course, you will have the capacity to work and pursue a career in a range of roles, organisations and sectors, both public and private, to provide solutions across a wide array of disciplines encompassed by the accounting profession.


All Master of Professional Accounting academic staff have extensive industry experience and higher and post-graduate education teaching experience.

At Holmesglen, we are committed to supporting our students to achieve their learning goals, so we provide small classes with hands-on experiences. With small classes, you won't be lost in the crowd. You'll soon get to know your fellow students and feel part of Holmesglen - and your teachers will know you as an individual.


Course structure

All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their Faculty Course Orientation and Holmesglen's Higher Education Orientation.

Major studies
This program will build your knowledge of Accounting, Auditing, Economics, Finance, Law, Statistics, Taxation Law and Practice, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting.
Key study areas include:
• Auditing principles and practice
• Taxation practice and taxation law
• Financial accounting
• Understanding business and corporations laws
• Understanding of the modern economy
• Advanced management accounting methodologies.

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) consists of 16 subjects (13 core subjects and three electives).

ASSESSMENT

Assessment comprises examinations, tests, quizzes, presentations, folios, reports, essays, research projects and case study analysis.

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

MPA101

Accounting

MPA107

Accounting theory

MPA110

Auditing and assurance

MPA106

Business and corporations law

MPA103

Business economics

MPA111

Critical thinking and communication

MPA105

Financial accounting and reporting

MPA102

Information systems for Accountants

MPA104

Management accounting and statistics

MPA108

Managerial finance

MPA207

Research methods

MPA209

Research project

MPA109

Taxation law and practice

MPA202

Advanced business & corporations law

MPA203

Advanced taxation law and practice

MPA205

Corporate governance

MPA204

Organisational behaviour and design

MPA206

Strategic management

MPA201

Strategic management accounting

MPA208

Workplace attributes and communication

For details of credit points, learning outcomes, weekly contact hours, assessment and pre-requisites, download the Master of Professional Accounting subject summary (Word - 55kb).

Entry requirements

Applicants with Higher Education Study
- Your entire academic record will be considered.
- Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. You must demonstrate your preparedness, aptitude and ability to cope with formal post-graduate study at this qualification level. Students who have previously undertaken a degree with a specialisation in Accounting will not be eligible for the Master of Professional Accounting, or the nested Graduate Diploma in Accounting.
- You will be required to attend an interview and bring a current resume detailing work history as well as certified copies of relevant qualifications. Selection will be based on previous study, work experience and motivation to study.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience
- Your entire academic record will be considered.
- You will be required to attend an interview and to bring a current resume detailing work history as well as certified copies of relevant qualifications. Selection will be based on previous study, work experience and motivation to study.

Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. For further information go to www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/how_to_apply/application and www.holmesglen.edu.au.

An applicant may be eligible for credit to a maximum of 50 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate level studies.

Credit or exemption will not be granted for undergraduate qualifications.
Maximum credit allowed: 48 credit points

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

After successful completion of 16 subjects (13 core and 3 electives), you will be eligible to achieve the Master of Professional Accounting.


Alternative Exit (Nested qualification)
Students wishing to exit the Master of Professional Accounting after the first year may apply to graduate with the Graduate Diploma in Accounting, provided they have satisfied the requirements for the Graduate Diploma award.

PATHWAYS

The Master of Professional Accounting degree can be used to apply for entry to relevant post-graduate qualifications such as a PhD in an Accounting specialisation.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from the Master of Professional Accounting will have skills required in a range of professional occupations in the public and private sectors, in:

• Accountant (general)
• Financial accountant
• Management accountant
• Taxation accountant
• External or internal auditor


How to apply

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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.

RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Full Fee

$16,320.00

The above fees are per annum. These are indicative fees only.
Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education courses.

Find out what financial assistance is availalable for higher education students.

TUITION ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled. Overseas students refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.


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Contact details
Accounting and Financial Services Open Days

The Master of Professional Accounting is for graduates of non-accounting degrees who are looking for a new career as an accountant. Learn skills to analyse complex accounting information, apply accounting information to solve problems and make sound economic decisions. The MPA will develop your knowledge and skills in related professional disciplines such as finance, taxation, auditing, and management.

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

Accounting and finance can be competitive areas, so Holmesglen works hard to ensure that when you graduate you stand out from the crowd. Our small class sizes mean you benefit from quality training with your peers, and the chance to chat one-on-one with expert teachers who still work in the sector.


Visit us on Open Days for an overview presentation on studying within the area of business and finance, then speak individually with a program coordinators about Accounting and Finance specific course information and study options.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Visit us on Open Days for an overview presentation on studying Bookkeeping or a Certificate IV in Accounting, then speak individually with a program coordinator about your specific needs and study options.

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

Visit us on Open Days for an overview presentation on studying Bookkeeping or a Certificate IV in Accounting, then speak individually with a program coordinator about your specific needs and study options.

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

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