Bachelor of Accounting

by | Jun 25, 2019

The focus of this course is accounting practice. It is designed to provide graduates with high-level skills in the field of accounting. As a graduate you will be qualified to pursue a career in a wide variety of occupations.

The course allows you to focus your studies from the start, blending a conceptual theoretical framework with practical ‘real-world’ application. The course covers basic discipline material through to more specialised and advanced discipline applications.

Accounting involves classifying, verifying, recording, analysing, interpreting, and applying professional judgment to make strategic decisions about an organisation’s financial and non-financial situation. It informs and drives the budgetary process and ensures quality reporting through audit and assurance. As accounting requires the application of ethical reasoning, professional judgment and good governance principles, it plays a crucial role in business accountability.

The Bachelor of Accounting will equip you with the required skills and attributes needed for an engaging and successful career in accounting or related fields in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. The course will assist you in developing excellent conceptual knowledge and technical skills in financial accounting, management accounting, corporate finance, taxation, auditing, and financial analysis, as well as the required attributes, to excel in the modern global business environment.

Part A. Foundation business knowledge (18 points)

You must complete:

  • Introduction to financial accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Business statistics

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge and Part C. Capstone experience (78 points)

You must complete:

B. The following 11 units (66 points):

  • Financial accounting
  • Introduction to management accounting
  • Accounting information systems
  • Advanced financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Auditing and assurance
  • Foundations of finance
  • Business law
  • Australian corporations law
  • Taxation law
  • Macroeconomics

B. One capstone, project, international or internship experience unit (minimum 6 points) chosen from the following:

Capstone unit:

  • Global issues in accounting

Corporate project:

  • Industry project
  • Industry project (12 points)*

International experience:

  • International study program in accounting


  • Industry placement
  • Industry placement (12 points)*
  • Industry placement (24 points)**

* If you complete this 12-point unit you are exempt from completing c. below.

** If you complete this 24-points unit you are exempt from completing c. below and can only complete 36 points in Part D. Elective study, which may impact on your ability to complete a major using free electives.

C. One unit (6 points) from the following:

  • Accounting for sustainability
  • Financial analysis and valuation
  • Advanced management accounting
  • Industry placement
  • Business taxation
  • Insolvency
  • Data analysis in business

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