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Curtin University Master of Commerce in Professional Accounting - CPA Extension Stream
Curtin University

Master of Commerce in Professional Accounting - CPA Extension Stream

2 Years


Full time

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AUD 32,100 / per year *


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  • CRICOS code: 078409G
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: MC-COMM
  • Major code: MJRP-PRFAC
  • Stream code: STRP-CPAEX
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Intake: February, July
  • Location: Perth
  • Indicative first-year fee: AUD$32,100

Course description

This course is ideal if you have a degree in a discipline other than accounting and are looking to break into the field. At Curtin, you can step into the field of accounting for the first time to expand your career prospects. We offer a progressive approach to obtaining a qualification in professional accounting. The course builds your understanding and skills through theoretical study and real-life cases on topics such as corporate law and taxation law, financial accounting and management accounting. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of accounting, including the professional knowledge and standards required for advancement in your career. When you complete a master degree course, you may be eligible for associate membership of CPA Australia. You could also apply for entry into the CAANZ graduate program, as well as exemptions from all of ACCA’s Foundation in Accounting modules.

Admission criteria

  • An undergraduate degree from a recognised an institution in any discipline other than accounting OR
  • A Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting AND
  • Meet Curtin’s English proficiency requirements.

The future of accounting

Accounting is a rapidly changing industry where the development of transferable skills – high-level analytical skills, critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills – underpin other roles in the business services sector. Lifelong learning is key to a successful career in accounting. The number of accountants grew very strongly over the past five years and is expected to grow over the next five years – from 199,200 in 2018 to 207,200 by 2023. There are likely to be around 84,000 job openings for over five years. Source:

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