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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this program

Our Professional Accounting program offers you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and expertise you need for a rewarding career in accounting.

The program meets the requirements for professional accounting accreditation with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia.

You can complete the CPA, CAANZ or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) program while working, after graduating from university to gain an internationally recognised accounting qualification.

To complete the Professional Accounting program and gain associate membership into CPA Australia and CAANZ, you need to undertake 12 units from accounting and other essential business disciplines. 

About this program

The Professional Accounting Program requires the completion of 72 credit points in units of study as follows:

(1) four 1000-level core units of study (24 credit points):

  • Accounting, Business and Society
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Economics for Business Decision Making
  • Quantitative Business Analysis

(2) four 2000-level core units of study (24 credit points):

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Finance I
  • Financial Accounting A
  • Management Accounting

(3) four 3000-level core units of study (24 credit points):

  • Accounting and Auditing in Practice
  • Australian Taxation System
  • Financial Accounting B
  • Information Systems for Accountants.


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