Charles Darwin University

Master of Accounting (Professional Practice)

On Campus - Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Charles Darwin University
Enrolment Date(s):
Semester 1 , Semester 2 , Summer Semester
2 years

Course description

Graduates of degree courses other than accounting may later wish to enhance their management skills or become professional accountants by undertaking a conversion course such as this MACPP. A conversion course enables graduates with non-accounting or partial accounting backgrounds to meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK. The course focuses on contemporary knowledge and skills required for practise as a public or chartered accountant; effective management; accountability and control; and effective decision-making for financial success.

Studies in the Master of Accounting (Professional Practice) will provide the technical and conceptual skills required to become a competent accountant, and will develop students’ abilities to analyse, criticise and synthesise various accounting and related principles, methods and techniques. The skills and knowledge gained from this course will prepare students to be effective managers or financial analysts. Graduates find employment as accountants or financial analysts, and may increase promotional opportunities in their existing occupations.

The course also provides the opportunity for professional practice experience and/or research and training in business communications.

Professional Practice placements are limited and may not be available in every state and territory. Students are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements and meeting all associated costs.

Students wishing to undertake Professional Practice units should first undertake a preliminary interview with the Head of School. Please be aware the Professional Practice units will not be introduced at CDU Sydney until 2015.

International student prospectus

Entry requirements

The South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) receives and processes applications for admission for Charles Darwin University Higher Education prospective students. If you are interested in applying for a higher education coursework undergraduate or postgraduate course, check the following information about applying to Charles Darwin University.

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree in any discipline.

Applicants who have fully satisfied the entry requirements of the accounting professional bodies in their first degree are not eligible for entry. Applicants who may have partially satisfied the entry requirements of the accounting professional bodies in their first degree are required to have their qualifications assessed by CPA Australia or the ICAA to ensure that they will exit with the academic qualification required for professional recognition and registration.

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.