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Bachelor of Professional Practice and Bachelor of Professional Accounting

Macquarie University

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As a Macquarie student, you can undertake many of our degrees on campus or online – or a combination of both. Our multimode approach offers you optimal choice and flexibility without compromising on quality. In response to COVID-19, Macquarie has a number of initiatives in place to ensure students and staff remain safe. Check the most up-to-date Macquarie University advice about COVID-19 arrangements.

Accounting is often referred to as the language of business. Understanding this language means that accountants hold the privileged position of being key contributors to a business’ success. Armed with such skills, accountants can apply their knowledge in any number of dynamic industries.

Macquarie’s highly competitive Accounting Co-op program enables you to understand the challenges and issues facing the world and the accounting profession at present. You’ll alternate between classroom studies and workplace experience in the form of three placements of three to six months each. You’ll develop networks across a number of professional settings throughout your degree, and use your practical experiences in the classroom to further enhance your studies. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from six majors, which will provide you with the skills required for the workforces of the future.

Areas of study

Business intelligence, cybersecurity governance studies, entrepreneurship and innovation, international business studies.

Career opportunities

Accountant, auditor, business or venture analyst,  consultant, financial institution manager, forensic accountant,  government adviser, merchant banker and stockbroker.

Professional recognition

This degree satisfies tertiary educational requirements for entry into the CPA Australia CPA program, the CA ANZ CA program, the ACCA professional program and the IPA program.

Practical experience

Three paid industry placements of three to six months each – which will develop your professional skills and networks – are available across a range of professional settings.

Fees and charges

Visit the Macquarie University website for current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Application and interview: To be considered for admission to this highly competitive degree, you must also submit an application directly to Macquarie University.

Applications open on Monday 4 April 2022 and close on Thursday 15 September 2022 at 5pm.

If your application is shortlisted, you’ll be invited to attend an interview. You’ll be assessed on both academic merit (desirable minimum selection rank of 95.00) and an assessment of your ability to benefit from the available industry placements (communication, leadership and teamwork). If you’re expecting an ATAR of 90.00 or above, you’re strongly encouraged to apply.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Standard 2, or equivalent. If you don't have the assumed knowledge you’re advised to include a mathematics or quantitative methods elective unit in your first year of study.

Recommended studies: Mathematics Advanced, or equivalent.

Other applicants

Refer to Macquarie University general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this degree on the Macquarie University website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2022)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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Naming of awards
The degrees (awards) offered by Macquarie University are set out in the Macquarie University Handbook. Students who qualify for a degree that is structured around majors will have the name/s of the major/s included on their testamur.