Master of Commerce (Public Accounting)
Why study the Master of Commerce (Public Accounting) at UNE?
The Master of Commerce (Public Accounting) represents the educational requirements needed to obtain full membership of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). It is designed for holders of the Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting.
It represents a flexible program aimed at providing pathways to maximise opportunities for IPA members to gain professional registration as tax agents and for RG146 ASIC compliance.
On completion of this course students may be eligible for full membership of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
1 Year Full-time
Up to 4 years Part-time
2019 STUDY OPTIONS
Trimester 1, Online
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Optional weekend schools are available for some units undertaken by online students.
A candidate shall hold current Associate membership of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA); and hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting or Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting from UNE.
Candidates shall be granted a maximum of 24 credit points of Specified Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 12 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.
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To enable members of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) with a Bachelor degree or those who start the program with the Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting to complete the Master of Commerce (Public Accounting) and gain full membership of the Institute of Public Accountants (MIPA).
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Demonstrate specialised knowledge within the accounting discipline suitable for professional practice and for progression to further study in the accounting discipline. Demonstrate an awareness of the global and international developments within the accounting discipline, including international regulatory frameworks.
Communicate to a range of stakeholders using appropriate methods to present technical information and build rapport, whilst recognising the particular importance of adequate disclosure of information and transparency in the accounting profession.
Apply logical and critical thinking to a range of problems; identify critical issues in the discipline or professional area; conceptualise problems and formulate a range of solutions that are appropriate to the national or cultural context of the problem; collect, collate and analyse relevant information to assist problem solving.
Recognise the need for information and the nature and extent of information needed; collect information effectively and efficiently; critically evaluate information; use appropriate technology, methods and techniques to collect and evaluate information; and present information in formats relevant to the accounting discipline.
Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility
Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and importance of the integrity and professional ethics in the accounting discipline, including an awareness of relevant professional codes of conduct, strategies to identify and deal with unethical behaviour and of their professional responsibility towards clients and the community as a whole.
Reflect on limitations of, and have the capacity to evaluate their current knowledge; identify, evaluate and implement personal learning strategies for lifelong personal and professional development; practise critical thinking; learn both independently and cooperatively; learn new skills and apply learning to new and unexpected situations; recognise opportunities for further learning in both familiar and unfamiliar national or cultural settings.
Independence and Collaboration
Work individually or collaboratively to achieve common goals and to solve problems; contribute specialist knowledge as required; take responsibility and carry out agreed tasks; take initiative and lead others; operate in a range of supportive roles within teams; negotiate, assert their own values and respect the values and contributions of others; and evaluate team performance. Graduates also become aware of the multicultural environment, acting with dignity and showing respect to the fellow members of the group.
How to Apply
All domestic students apply through the link below