To qualify for the award of Master of Practising Accounting (MA-PRACC), students must complete 16 units of study (200 credit points) comprising of:
- 12 core units of study (150 credit points)
- 4 specialist units of study (50 credit points)
Units normally carry 12.5 credit points. In each year, eight units or equivalent normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four units or equivalent normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points*.
Full-time students normally attend three-hour weekly classes on weekdays during business hours over a 12-week semester.
Part-time students* normally attend Saturday morning classes and are taught in six-hour blocks in alternate weeks over a 12-week semester. The first class is normally held on the Saturday immediately prior to the official commencement of the upcoming semester.
Part-time students may apply to undertake weekday classes if they wish.
Examinations are conducted at the end of the semester in the formal university examination period.
Students who are admitted into the Master of Practising Accounting program but do not hold an undergraduate degree are not eligible to exit with a Master of Professional Accounting. They must complete a 16-unit master program or with a lower exit-point option of an eight-unit graduate diploma.
*Students holding an international student visa are required to study full-time and cannot take the part-time study mode.