Master of Professional Accounting – VU Sydney

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Course code: BMAQ
CRICOS code: 103277C
Duration: 4 semesters of study
Fees (2024): A$17,300 per semester (scholarship available
Intakes: 19 February, 29 April, 29 July, 30 September, 25 November


Develop state-of-the-art accounting knowledge to advance your career, with the Master of Professional Accounting at Victoria University.

This postgraduate qualification in accounting offers specialist knowledge and skills and a deep understanding of sustainability issues and global accounting trends.

During your study, you will undertake these specialist activities to graduate well-prepared for a senior accounting position:

  • execute case studies and business plans
  • assess and complete a substantial research project or evidence-based capstone activity
  • adapt cross-disciplinary knowledge to evaluate business decisions with creativity
  • develop specialist knowledge in accounting, economics and finance.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be eligible to apply for accreditation with CPA Australia and/or Chartered Accountants - Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)*

You may be eligible to apply for accreditation with Chartered Accountants - Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) as long as you have successfully completed BLO5539 - Australian income Tax Law and Practice. Please note that for CA ANZ accreditation, exemption for BEO6501 - Quantitative Analysis as an integrated unit applies only if BLO5539 - Australian income tax law and practice is completed successfully in your BMAK study. For further information, refer to the full course structure provided below.

*See the details for CPA and CA ANZ requirements for the Victoria University Sydney course.


To attain the Master of Accounting, students will be required to complete 192 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points college core units
  • 96 credit points professional core units
  • 12 credit points BMO5501 Business Ethics and Sustainability; and,
  • 12 credit points BMO7006 Applied Business Project (Capstone); and,
  • 24 credit points elective units. Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

View the Master of Professional Accounting (PDF, 278 KB) course structure for detailed information. 


You must provide evidence that you have completed an approved English language test, and achieved the result as described below:

  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score 79 (section scores no less than: Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score 58-64 (no section score less than 50)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 176 (no individual band less than 169)
  • VU English - University Preparation UPU (Undergraduate): Achieved
  • English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS)- EAP 2 (advanced): A grade.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an English language exemption. Check our guide to  English language requirements (PDF, 210 KB) (PDF, 210 KB) to find out if you qualify.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may choose to undertake an intensive English course at the English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS).

Entry into the Master of Professional Accounting requires you to have completed:


If you've completed one or more of the following courses, you'll be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

BSB80120 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning), ECA College(external link) - you will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.


Employment opportunities for accountants are plentiful and span various roles in different industry settings, including public accounting practice, commercial and government organisations.

This course could lead to one of the following careers:

  • auditor
  • general accountant
  • project accountant
  • systems accountant
  • taxation accountant
  • management accountant.


This course is CPA Australia and Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia accredited.

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