Eligibility and Pathways

As we have now moved to our new IPA Program delivered by Deakin University, you must be already undertaking studies with UNE in order to continue the Program.  

For information on our new IPA Program delivered by Deakin University, please click here.

University Degree Holders
If you hold an existing accounting university degree, you simply study the first four units of the IPA Program, which will award you the Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting, and complete the IPA Mentored Experience Program to progress to Member (MIPA) level.

If you want to continue your studies with UNE, you may complete a further four units to gain the Graduate Diploma, or complete a further eight units to gain the full Master of Commerce (Public Accounting) postgraduate degree.

Alternatively, we suggest completing the minimum units required to gain your Graduate Certificate award and MIPA status, and then transfer to the MBA Degree stage of our new IPA Program, delivered by Deakin University.

Advanced Diploma in Accounting
If you hold an Advanced Diploma in Accounting, and are studying the IPA Program provided by UNE, you need to complete eight units of the Program, which will award you the Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting. Completing the IPA Mentored Experience Program in conjunction with your studies will allow you to advance to Member (MIPA) level.

If you want to continue your studies with UNE, you may complete a further four units to gain the full Master of Commerce (Public Accounting) postgraduate degree.

Alternatively, once you achieve MIPA status, you may transfer to the MBA degree stage of the new IPA Program, delivered by Deakin University.

Diploma of Accounting
If you hold a Diploma in Accounting, and are studying the IPA Program provided by UNE, you need to complete eight units of the IPA Program, which will award you the Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting. Completing the IPA Mentored Experience Program in conjunction with your studies will allow you to advance to Member (MIPA) level.

If you want to continue your studies with UNE, you may complete a further four units to gain the full Master of Commerce (Public Accounting) postgraduate degree.

Alternatively, once you achieve MIPA status, you may transfer to the MBA degree stage of the new IPA Program, delivered by Deakin University.