Professional Accounting - B6011

Professional Accounting

Expert master degree

Gain professional accreditation and graduate career ready with a Master of Professional Accounting.

This degree is perfect if you’re a recent graduate or young professional looking to focus your career as a practicing accountant.

In this degree, you’ll cover the full spectrum of business, financial and management accounting – giving you a broad understanding of accounting and helping you build confidence working with current business accounting practices.

By studying this course, you also may be eligible for exemptions towards industry accreditations and memberships such as Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
  • 2 years (full time)
  • 4 years (part time)
Start date
Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Master of Professional Accounting
Course Handbook

The Master of Professional Accounting is suited to recent graduates and professionals in the early stages of their careers who have a bachelor's degree in another field, and are seeking to complement it with an accounting qualification.

You will develop a strong understanding of key concepts and gain expertise that reflects current business practices, meaning that you'll gain professional accreditation and graduate career ready.

Accreditation and professional recognition
By studying this course you will qualify for associate membership with leading accounting institutions and industry bodies, such as CPA Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants, and entry into the Chartered Accountant’s Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
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"I looked into this course and I think it's really well tailored for future accountants..." - Disha Mittal (Master of Professional Accounting)

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with a weighted average mark (WAM) of 60 or an equivalent grade point average (GPA) as approved by the faculty. Applicants who have completed relevant discipline units in an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) may be eligible for credit for advanced preparatory units on the basis of recognised prior learning (RPL).

Applicants will be ranked and selected based on their entire academic record.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Advanced preparatory studies, Part B. Mastery knowledge and Part C. Application studies.

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code B6011


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code B6011


Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Fee information specific to this course

Domestic students in this course may apply for Austudy payments from Centrelink / the Department of Human Services. See the Austudy site for details.

*Additional eligibility criteria apply.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.