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postgraduate

Degree

Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Financial Planning (Coursework)

Course code: #MM-PAFP

postgraduate

Degree

Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Financial Planning (Coursework)

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $40,200 AUD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PSW

    2 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

  • CRICOS code

    098549G

Highlights
Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start& deadline Deadline
Fall-February 22-February-2023 2023-02-22
Winter-July 26-July-2023 2023-07-26
Fall-February 22-February-2024 2024-02-22
Winter-July 26-July-2024 2024-07-26

Overview

Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Financial Planning

This unique, highly certified master's double degree puts you in a position to take advantage of the shortage of professionally recognised accountants and financial planners.

In keeping with Swinburne’s strength in entrepreneurship and innovation, you will focus on cutting-edge technology and building an entrepreneurial mindset. 

The strong links with industry and alumni support your experiential learning with student-centred projects, sharing insights, and providing real, topical challenges and mentoring.

With your advanced conceptual and practical knowledge, this double degree will prepare you for a career in accounting, taxation, financial planning, investment, banking, risk management or insurance.

As a combined program, you can attain two sought-after master's qualifications in the time it normally takes to complete one. 

In addition, recognition of prior study and experience is available and may provide up to six credit units, further shortening the study duration.

This qualification is professionally accredited through CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) on behalf of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

It has the approval of the Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), mandated for all financial planners or advisors who practice in Australia.

Swinburne’s partnership with the FPA means you can additionally combine this qualification with the CFP® Certification Program. 

By completing the final CFP® Certification Unit as an additional unit, you’ll meet the educational requirements of the CFP® Certification Program upon graduation. 

You can then apply for the CFP® designation once you’ve also met industry experience requirements.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$52,300

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $10,620
Accommodation 1 bed room $12,100
Tuition 1 person $40,200

Hourly wage

Min wage

23.23 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 48 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • Academic transcripts
  • Award certificates
  • A key/guide to the grading system
  • Evidence of work experience (i.e. a resume and statement of employment from your employer)
  • Official English language translations of any documents not in English
  • Evidence of your English language proficiency
  • CV (curriculum vitae) (if applicable)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

79
12
listening
21
writing
18
speaking
13
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Swinburne English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) is designed to help you improve your English language skills to study or progress your career.

Swinburne offers two types of English language courses: General English and English for Academic Purposes.

General English is designed to improve your language skills for day-to-day situations. It can also prepare you for further English language studies.

English for Academic Purposes is designed to teach you the language skills needed to study at university. 

It can help you meet the minimum English language entry requirements for entry to your chosen course at Swinburne.

Prerequisites:

IELTS or equivalent

LevelApproximate entry levelLead to
Advanced (EAP)IELTS 5.5 - 6.0 or equivalentEAP 5 - Higher Education - Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Upper-intermediate (EAP)IELTS 5.5 or equivalentEAP 4
IntermediateIELTS 5.0 or equivalentGE 3 - EAP 3
Pre-intermediateIELTS 4.5 or equivalentGE 2
Elementary       IELTS 3.5 or equivalentGE 1

Academic background and requirement

A recognised bachelor's degree in a related discipline or

A recognised bachelor's degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience

or

A Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting** 

or

Masters Qualifying Program is available to International applicants

*Relevant professional/managerial experience and evidence of academic capability will be determined by the Director, Postgraduate Studies (or delegate) concerning Faculty determined guiding principles. 

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with their application. 

Documents substantiating relevant experience are required, clearly detailing roles and duration and evidence of formal and non-formal learning. 

Where relevant experience is used for the basis of admission, no further recognition for prior learning/credit can be granted on that basis.

**Students entering this admission requirement will be given full credit for the completed units.

Postgraduate Qualifying Program

The Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) prepares students who do not meet Swinburne’s English language and/or academic entry requirements to undertake postgraduate study at Swinburne.

Successful completion of this program offers guaranteed entry to the first year of a postgraduate degree or double degree at Swinburne.

Career opportunities

  • Financial Controller
  • Senior Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Senior Auditor
  • Tax Accountant
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Counselor
  • Financial Planner
  • Risk Analyst

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