Courses & Details

Program Code 11702
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Sydney
CRICOS Code 059999E
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to Face
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Description

The Master of Professional Accounting program is designed for students with a degree in a field other than accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting concepts and procedures.  The program will encompass studies in financial and management accounting, finance, taxation, business law and auditing.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Entry into the Master of Professional Accounting will be through two pathways.

Direct entry into the Masters Programs (120 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position.

Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course requisites.  Applicants with an Honours degree in the discipline area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning.

Entry into the Graduate Certificate (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or
  • At least 5 years business experience.

Students entering via this pathway will be required to:

  • Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and
  • Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration.  The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. They will, however, receive 40 units credit by virtue of the studies they will have already completed.  Therefore they will be required to do an additional 80 units to complete their Masters Degree

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

Professional Accreditation

Certified Practising Accountants Australia

  • Membership

Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia

  • Recognition

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

International Students will be supported by the University and Newcastle Business School’s current support mechanisms.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS in liaison with the Student Suppport Unit. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umuliko.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Professional Accounting requires 120 units, gained through the completion of twelve courses worth 10 units each. Students are required to complete all twelve courses from the core courses.

Grading of Degree

A Master degree shall be conferred as an Ordinary Degree, except that, in cases where a candidate has achieved a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above, the degree will be conferred ‘With Distinction’.

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
INFT6500 Accounting Information Systems Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6000 Financial Accounting 1 Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6001 Management Accounting Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6002 Auditing and Assurance Services Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6003 Business Finance Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6004 Financial Accounting 2 Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6005 Financial Accounting 3 Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6006 Taxation Law Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6007 Economics Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6008 Business Decision Making Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6009 Business Law Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6010 Company Law Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
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