Professional Accreditation for Accounting Major
The Master of Accounting and the Master of Professional Accounting satisfy the educational membership requirements for Charted Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia (CPA) and The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
Further information is available from CA, CPA and IPA.
Accreditation with Australian Qualification Framework
All KOI courses qualify under the Australian Qualification Framework, a national policy that is recognised both in Australia and internationally, which regulates qualifications under the Australian education and training system. This means that KOI is identified as providing its students with recognised quality education for the courses on offer.
The Course Overview can be used to view the course structure and sequence in which subjects should be studied. All subjects named in the Course Overviews are core subjects and must be studied to satisfy the requirements of the particular award.
The subjects in shaded boxes must be studied in the order they are presented as they provide pre-requisite knowledge for other subjects. The remaining subjects (core and elective) have a recommended trimester, but may be studied in other available trimester slots to suit individual student preferences, provided pre-requisites have been completed.
Students may choose any elective subjects from the list following the Course Overview, provided the subject is offered in the trimester they wish to study it and they have met the relevant pre-requisites.
Master of Professional Accounting
(Standard) (CRICOS 076835F)
The Master of Professional Accounting (16 subject program) is studied over 4 trimesters spread over 2 calendar years. Students can choose to make use of the 3 trimesters offered and study continuously to reduce the time of their course completion if they choose. The course is designed to enable graduates with a recognised bachelor’s qualification, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in any field, and at a standard equivalent to AQF Level 7 and acceptable to King’s Own Institute, the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required for Associate Membership of professional accountancy bodies such as Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)and CPA Australia (CPA). The course provides students with the foundation for a successful and rewarding career in professional accountancy.
The course has 16 core subjects, which offer students to an introduction to the broad organisational, regulatory and market contexts in which accountants operate. Students then pursue advanced learning in accounting within the contexts of both professional practice and the theoretical standards that underpin such practice. The course concludes with a Research Project component which reinforces technical excellence in these fields within a framework that emphases core professional competencies in critical thinking, problem-solving and strategic decision-making, professional communication and persuasion, information systems applications and management and ethical awareness and reasoning.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting may find employment as a Management Accountant, Tax Accountant, Auditor, Corporate Treasurer, Finance Manager, Financial Dealer, Financial Institution Branch Manager or Financial Investment Adviser.
KOI has arrangements with commercial providers of Internships for students and some multi-national companies who have Internships available. KOI subsidises the internships granted to its students and pays the relevant insurance premiums.
PATHWAY TO FURTHER STUDIES
Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting satisfy the educational membership requirements for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia (CPA) and The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission into further postgraduate qualifications in Australia and overseas such as an MBA or a PhD.
The table in the pop-up window here gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at KOI. It provides data on students that commenced postgraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.
|BUS709||Communication in Business|
|ACC700||Principles of Accounting|
|ACC701||Financial Accounting (ACC700)|
|ACC704||Companies and Securities Law (BUS702)|
|BUS708||Statistics and Data Analysis (replaces BUS701 Research methods – Qualitative and Quantitative)|
|ACC702||Managerial Accounting (ACC700, FIN700)|
|ACC703||Accounting Information Systems (ACC700)|
|ACC705||Corporate Accounting and Reporting (ACC700, ACC701, FIN700)|
|BUS707||Applied Business Research|
|ACC706||Accounting Theory and Issues (ACC700, ACC701)|
|ACC707||Auditing and Assurance (ACC700, ACC701, BUS702, ACC704)|
|ACC708||Taxation Law (ACC700, BUS702, ACC704)|
|BUS710||Research Project (BUS707)|