Master of Professional Accounting

Ozford Institute of Higher Education
Course Code:
Qualification Level:
Course Area:
Management and Commerce
Study Mode:
Full Time
Course Fee:
$0 - $18,800 Per Year
Delivery Mode:
On Campus,Online Delivery,Blended Delivery

Course Overview

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed principally for students from non-accounting backgrounds who wish to make a career change or simply to develop an understanding of the technical and social role accounting plays in contemporary business. As such, the MPA is a broad-based qualification that integrates the core accounting studies with authentic learning experience gained through participating in a Business Internship as a work-integrated learning unit.

This program will help students develop the skills and expertise they need for a rewarding career in accounting. Students are expected to develop the knowledge and expertise to future-proof their career, where they will undertake advanced learning in both theory and professional practice and learn to solve critical accounting and business problems in innovative ways.

A 2019 publication by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Australian Jobs 2019 provides an overview of trends in the Australian labour market to support job seekers and providers, career advisers, people considering future training and work and people interested in labour market issues. According to this report, accountants represent the biggest occupation group in Australia making up over 39% of the employed occupation groups. More than three-quarters of this group holds a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification. Accountants represent the second biggest occupation group after registered nurses and followed by primary school teachers

Entry Requirement

Admission Requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
• Completion of an Australian Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline; or
• Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline

Applicants with no formal qualifications
See special or/and alternative entry
Academic Entry Requirements
An international applicant must meet the academic requirements for admission in one of the following ways:

• Completion of an Australian Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline; or
• Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline

Students must be minimum eighteen years of age prior to commencing a course at the Institute.

Minimum Age to Apply Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age prior to commencing a course at the Institute.
Language Requirement
English Language Requirements
International applicants are required to provide evidence of sufficient English language skill to enable them to successfully complete a degree course. To demonstrate that they have met the English language requirements the applicant must show evidence of:
– An IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent from an approved IELTS provider to enter the Master’s Degree; or

– Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) B program (20 weeks) at Ozford English Language Centre or other English Language Centres endorsed by The NEAS (National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme) Quality Assurance which will meet the IELTS outcomes equivalent to IELTS 6.5 to enter the Master’s Degree; or

– Completion of an AQF Level 7 (or higher) qualification that was studied in Australia in English within the past two years; or

– Completion of a higher education qualification in English awarded by a recognised university in which English is the primary language.

Career Opportunities

An external auditor, assurance specialist, and an insolvency specialist may be achievable in the longer term, further professional qualifications would be required.

Internship or Work Placement

The Business Internship unit is a core unit of the Master of Professional Accounting and the Master of Business Administration courses. It is designed as a project-based work-integrated learning activity for students.

The unit is designed to ensure that all students have contemporary industry-related experiences and are engaged in higher-order work-related learning and competency development, particularly in project development, project analyses, and project management, including interpersonal negotiation, oral and oral and written communication skills.

It is expected that students in undertaking this unit will perceive themselves as creative problem solvers who can transform information into innovative solutions and strategies with sound ethical and moral, and scholarly foundations. It is also expected that students, in meeting the requirements of this unit, students will comply with all legal and regulatory requirements and promote sustainable business practices.

The unit is clearly designed to provide an overarching reflection, demonstration, and application of the knowledge and skills gained from previously studied units.

Students will generally be assigned to a project team before placement. Some team members may be part of the workplace and not enrolled in undertaking the internship unit. Students currently employed or working in a relevant course-related role will have a suitable negotiated and approved work project recognized.

The unit will be under the academic supervision of WIL coordinators, informed by an agreed workplace supervisor, to provide the intellectual and scholarly base necessary to complete the project successfully.

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