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Bachelor of Businesswith a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning

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  • Qualification

    Undergraduate

  • Duration

    3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    24

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Master the core skills and knowledge for business, management and operations with a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning.

This degree will set you up for a career in the accounting and financial planning industry, including financial management, retirement planning or financial planning.

You’ll learn about commercial and personal accounting as well as the theory of business, finance and commerce law.

This course meets the educational requirements of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and is accredited by the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC). It is also accredited by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia. In addition, it is approved by the Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), ensuring you’ll learn the skills needed to enter the financial planning industry with confidence.

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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 of up to 16 units.

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

If you are applying as an international student, please view the English Language Requirements.

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Career & Learning

Career opportunities

  • Financial Planner

    Develop financial strategies for individuals or organisations and assist clients with complex decision to protect and grow their wealth.

  • Paraplanner

    As a junior member of a financial planning team, collate documents from clients and complete the baseline, non-customer-facing work for a financial planning session.

  • Servicing Planner

    Manage clients within a service capacity and be involved in client reviews. Servicing Planners are the first point of contact for customers who may be in need of financial advice.

  • Accountant

    Prepare financial statements and income tax returns for clients.

  • Finance Manager

    Plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the financial and accounting activities within an organisation.

What you will learn

  • Financial accounting

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

  • Company accounting

    Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to solve financial accounting problems.

  • Finance law

    Evaluate legal issues in financial relationships between banks, consumers and regulators.

  • Ethical client relationships

    Analyse and evaluate financial dilemmas and propose ethical solutions.

  • Investment planning

    Construct and defend a multi - asset portfolio that meets client’s objectives and constraints.

  • Retirement and estate planning

    Develop strategies and recommendations on superannuation and retirement planning based on clients’ requirements.

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Course Units

  • Financial Information Systems (ACC10008)
  • Management Accounting for Planning and Control (ACC20007)
  • Company Accounting (ACC20013)
  • Taxation (ACC30005)
  • Accounting Theory (ACC30008)
  • Auditing (ACC30010)
  • Industry Consulting Project (BUS30009)
  • Advanced Innovative Business Practice (BUS30024:)
  • Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice (COM10011)
  • Economic Principles (ECO10004)
  • Financial Statistics (FIN10002)
  • Principles of Financial Planning (FIN10003)
  • Financial Management (FIN20014)
  • Ethics and Client Relationships (FIN20015)
  • Investment and Financial Planning Project (FIN30017)
  • Management of Personal Financial Risk (FIN30018)
  • Retirement and Estate Planning (FIN30019)
  • Introduction to Business Information Systems (INF10003)
  • Introduction to Business Law (LAW10004)
  • Law of Commerce (LAW20019:)
  • Finance Law (LAW30002)
  • Introduction to Management (MGT10001)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (MKT10007)
  • Electives
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