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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Professional Accounting and Finance

This Masters's program is a combined course that allows you to exit with the accounting units necessary to take the next step in relation to the professional accounting bodies and to have strong knowledge in finance. Specializing in Accounting and Finance, this course meets the needs of employers and professional bodies operating in these discipline areas.

You cover a range of relevant areas including portfolio management and international finance, financial and management accounting, income tax law, auditing, fraud and governance, and more.

Studying appropriate units within this course will also help make you eligible for entry as an associate member of CPA Australia among other professional recognition.

Work experience

This course provides students the opportunity to complete one or more elective work integrated learning units.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Intakes

  • March
  • July
  • Nov

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa Application outcome
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum admission criteria:

1-year full time (2 years part-time) – 8 credit points

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor honors (AQF8) degree in a related discipline, with a minimum WAM of 60, or 
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, with a minimum WAM of 60, plus two years relevant work experience, or
  • Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline, with a minimum WAM of 60, and two years relevant work experience

1.5 years full time (3 years part-time) – 12 credit points

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, with a minimum WAM of 60, or
  • Bachelor degree in any discipline, with a minimum WAM of 60, plus two years relevant work experience

2 years full time (4 years part-time) – 16 credit points

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline, with a minimum WAM of 60, or
  • Successful completion of Master Qualifying Program (MQP) (with a minimum overall average of 60 in the discipline units)

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.

Mandatory student checks

Units that contain work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check, or another check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.