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Bachelor of Accounting

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  • Qualification

    Undergraduate

  • Duration

    3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    24

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

  • Estimated Fees

    $32,262

What are the entry criteria?

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

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The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites

  • Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score
  • Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

The full Course Information Set and Whole of Institution Set are available for reference.

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Overview of the course

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Bachelor of Accounting

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The Bachelor of Accounting will help students develop the skills necessary to evaluate, analyse and communicate an organisation’s or individual’s financial position. This course will prepare you in the core areas of financial accounting, management accounting, finance, tax and auditing. Additionally, you will also learn about economics and commercial law.

The Bachelor of Accounting is professionally accredited by CAANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand) as well as CPA (Certified Public Accountants) Australia.

  • Career opportunities
  • Learning outcomes
  • Financial Analyst

    Analyses the economic conditions along with business financials to determine its performance and make recommendations for the future.

  • Tax Analyst

    Evaluates company operating information and recommend strategies on tax.

  • Accounts Officer

    Monitors and processes business payments and expenditure.

  • Treasury roles

    Focuses on cash management, corporate finance and financial risk management within a business.

  • Financial accounting

    Generate logical solutions to finance problems that are fit for purpose and be aware of the impact of financial decisions on businesses.

  • Management accounting

    Learn technical and analytical skills required to analyse relevant information that supports managerial decisions in enhancing both customer and shareholder values.

  • Company accounting

    Understand technical methods to help with the preparation of accounting information and financial statements.

  • Taxation

    Understand the Australian taxation system and the basic principles of Australian income tax, fringe benefit tax and goods and services taxation legislation.

  • Auditing

    Understand the nature and purpose of auditing within the regulatory auditing environment.

  • Forensic accounting

    Examine concepts of forensic accounting and the process of fraud examination.

Why study with Swinburne Online?

  • Internationally recognised qualification

  • Ranked among the top 2% worldwide

  • Learn from industry professionals

  • Graduate with an industry standard qualification

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