Eligibility & Pathways
You must be a current financial member of the IPA at the Associate (AIPA) level or higher. Student members are not eligible to enrol in the IPA Program.
TAFE qualified members must have a minimum of two years relevant work experience.
Holders of an overseas award will need to meet UNE's English language requirements.
Members with overseas qualifications may be required to complete additional subjects. Please contact the IPA for further details.
Note: Other requirements may need to be met before your application is approved.
TAFE qualification pathway
The IPA Program provides a unique pathway for members with a TAFE Advanced Diploma in Accounting (or equivalent).
The Program consists of:
- Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting (1 core + 3 electives); and
- Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) (1 core + 7 electives).
Completion of these subjects and the IPA Mentored Experience Program will qualify you to advance to full (MIPA) membership.
Members following the TAFE qualification pathway who wish to exit at the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting point, will not be eligible at this time to advance to full (MIPA) membership.
Please note:It is a UNE requirement that TAFE Graduates have a minimum of two years relevant work experience prior to commencing the IPA Program.
Degree qualification pathway
If you have an approved university degree in accounting you need only complete four subjects and the IPA Mentored Experience Program to progress to Member (MIPA) level.
On completion of the four subjects (1 core + 3 electives) you will be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting from UNE.
If you wish to study further towards the Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) you must complete a further four electives.
Please Note: Subjects may be changed or modified at any time and some rules apply to subject sequence. Not all subjects are offered in all trimesters.