University of Technology Sydney

MAJ08483 Professional Accounting

The Professional Accounting major offers graduates in disciplines other than accounting and non-university qualified accountants, such as TAFE Diplomates with extensive accounting experience, the opportunity to meet the academic qualifications necessary for professional membership of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

In order to meet the educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia and the ICAA, students undertaking this major must also complete an introductory law subject. Students who have not previously completed an undergraduate law subject by examination must study 79708 Contemporary Business Law in place of 21928 People, Work and Employment.

Industry demand for work-readiness expertise in the accounting profession has never been higher. As well as expecting superior professionals, employers now require accountants to be good team players with excellent interpersonal skills and a mature understanding of the business environment in which they operate.

Students are provided the opportunity to acquire knowledge necessary for the development of information products to assess an organisation's performance using leading-edge accounting methods and practices. This includes measuring environmental risk, examining the adequacy of governance and control mechanisms, addressing the effectiveness of quality management processes, assessing control over treasury operations, and benchmarking corporate strategy development.

Completion requirements

22705  Management Planning and Control  6cp
22730  Auditing and Assurance Services  6cp
22743  Business Analysis and Valuation  6cp
22748  Financial Reporting and Analysis  6cp
22753  Cost Management and Analysis  6cp
22754  Corporate Accounting  6cp
77938  Introduction to Taxation Law  6cp
77947  Companies and Securities Law  6cp
Total  48cp