Qualification Level

Undergraduate

Duration

3 years full time or equivalent part time

Start Date

Mar, Jul, Nov

Units

24

Become a qualified accountant

Start your career in finance by becoming a qualified accountant. Professionally accredited by CPA Australia and taught by qualified accountants, our Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting will give you the skills you need to work in a broad range of financial roles. You'll learn to evaluate, analyse and communicate the financial position of an organisation, and make critical business decisions as part of a strategic team.

By studying your accounting degree online with Swinburne, you will graduate as a qualified accountant, and be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

Career opportunities

Accounts Officer

Analyse the financial activities and maintain the growth targets of a business. 

Tax Accountant

Prepare financial statements and income tax returns for clients.

Financial Accountant

Manage the production of statutory accounts, balance sheet reconciliation and budget control.

Management Accountant

Provide financial, compliance and strategic support to a business. 

Learning at Swinburne Online

Designed by accountants,
for accountants

The Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting is an internationally recognised qualification from a university ranked among the top 3% in the world. Taught by industry professionals, the course has been designed specifically to meet the requirements of Australia’s professional accounting bodies. You will graduate with an industry standard qualification, which will open doors to business opportunities both in Australia and overseas.

A community of thinkers

At Swinburne Online, you will form part of an online community of switched-on business students. You’ll learn from practicing accounting professionals, gain insights into areas of business you may not be familiar with, and form a valuable industry network. The connections you make could lead to your next career, or business venture.

A unique learning experience

You shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to study, so we have created a degree that can fit around it. By studying an accounting degree online, you can work to your own schedule and you’ll learn from industry professionals in a purpose-built online environment. Here you will work on real accounts, and develop practical skills and techniques you can apply in a range of industries.

What you will learn

  • Accounting Systems

    Record and analyse business activities with an understanding of the accounting cycle and its systems.

  • Business Systems

    Evaluate business performance using accounting systems.

  • Financial Statements

    Use financial statements to guide investment decisions.

  • Corporate Accounting

    Implement rules and define strategies in a corporate accounting environment.

  • Microeconomics

    Develop expertise in analytics and problem solving.

Support and assistance

Everyone has questions from time to time. That’s why we have a dedicated team of tutors and support staff on-call to help you, seven days a week. So whether you need help with analysing financial statements or have a technical issue, there’s always someone you can talk to.

Course units

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 will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

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