Professional accreditations

Professional accreditation in accounting

(i) CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

Students seeking associate membership of CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) should complete the Master of Professional Accounting which is accredited by both CPA Australia and CAANZ. Students enrolled in the Master of Commerce can complete some or all of the required accredited units of study covering the professional competency areas to meet the joint accreditation requirements for CPA Australia and/or CAANZ , depending on the area(s) of specialisation and the selection of the required accredited units of study. These accredited units of study are shown under the professional accounting accreditation link in the Accounting Discipline area of the Business School website.


As accredited units are subject to review by the professional accounting bodies, students should check the CAANZ and CPA Australia websites for units accredited in the year they commenced their course.

If required, the Master of Commerce Program Manager or the Postgraduate Coordinator for the Accounting Discipline can put you in touch with the Accounting Accreditation Liaison Officer to provide further advice on professional accounting accreditation.

(ii) Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Students who complete the Master of Commerce with a specialisation in Accounting are eligible to receive four exam exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Students who complete additional accredited units of study may be eligible for up to five further ACCA exam exemptions.

These required accredited units are listed in the professional accounting accreditation link in the Accounting Discipline area of the Business School website where information on accreditation and accredited units is updated regularly.

Further information on ACCA exam exemptions can be found on the ACCA exemptions calculator on the ACCA website.