This stream allows you to obtain a master-level qualification from Curtin and receive academic support while you prepare for the CPA Program’s external examinations.
The stream is suitable if you have graduated with an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent from a field other than accounting, and wish to pursue a career in professional accounting, or progress to senior or management roles.
What the course involves
This stream is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of accounting, including the professional knowledge and standards required for industry membership and advancement.
The stream is part of the Professional Accounting major, which comprises 16 units which must be completed in two stages. On successful completion of the first eight units of that major, you can progress to the CPA Australia Extension stream and concurrently enrol in the professional level of the CPA Program with CPA Australia.
Why choose Curtin for this course?
We are the only Western Australian university to have CPA tuition provider status and the only WA university that offers you the opportunity to obtain a postgraduate qualification with tuition for the CPA Professional Program.
Similar courses are offered by universities in the eastern states, however the minimum duration of their courses is 2. 5 years. Our course is only 2 years, which can be reduced to 1. 5 years if 100 points of credit for recognised learning are granted.
Please note: upon completion of the CPA Australia-aligned units in the CPA Australia Extension Stream, you do not receive the CPA designation until you have met all the requirements of the CPA Program as set by CPA Australia. You must be enrolled in the CPA Program administered by CPA Australia and must also register for and sit the CPA Australia exams. You are responsible for all CPA Program fees including CPA Program segment exam fees.
In order to enrol in the CPA Program, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are qualified and able to meet the requirements for associate membership for CPA Australia.