Bachelor of Accounting - CQ01
Applications are still open to start your studies in March 2020, refer to the How to Apply section for details. Kick-start your accounting career with our Bachelor of Accounting. As well as providing you with an accredited accounting degree, you also have the opportunity to pursue a career in financial planning. The financial planning major is industry accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) allowing you to forge your career in the industry. Alternatively, you may opt to tailor your studies by completing a major or minors from a number of other business and non-business disciplines.
Online, On Campus
OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9
OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville, Online
No pre-requisites required
Queensland: English, Maths
Studying the Bachelor of Accounting at CQUniversity gives you the opportunity to pursue an area of interest with your choice of specialisation and prepares you to work in many different areas of accounting including pursuing a career as a financial planner.
A key feature of this course is the financial planning major which is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), meeting incoming regulatory requirements to practice as a financial planner.
The course has a strong focus on problem-solving, enabling you to communicate effectively when you enter the workforce, a skill that is highly desired by employers.
If you are a domestic student you will also have the option to complete two work integrated learning units as electives, enabling you to gain practical experience and further enhance your employability.
The Bachelor of Accounting gives you the opportunity to study a degree that is recognised by professional accounting bodies throughout Australia and allows you to take advantage of the rapidly changing career opportunities that exist in the modern business environment.
|Core Units||16||Major Units||8|
|Term 1 - 2020||Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville|
|Term 2 - 2020||Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville|
|Term 3 - 2019||Brisbane, Melbourne|
|Term 3 - 2020||Brisbane, Melbourne|
|Term 1 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2019||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2020||Available Online|
|Electives or a Minor||8|
|Geography and Environmental Studies||8|
|Human Resources Management||8|
|Property||8||If you wish to complete a Property major, you cannot include PROP12002 as one of your core units.|
You are required to complete a total of 24 units including 16 core units, and eight units from a choice of 12 majors in Digital Media, Financial Planning, Geography and Environmental Studies, History, Human Resources Management, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Property, Psychology, or Public Relations. You may choose to complete one or two four-unit minors in a selection of these disciplines rather than an eight-unit major.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Business Internship||BUSN12001||Students wishing to undertake work integrated learning need to take BUSN19024 as a compulsory unit and BUSN12001 (equivalent to two elective units).|
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2019. There is an unadjusted score before any adjustment schemes or factors are applied and an adjusted score if these were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.
|Rank Threshold||OP 17| SR 65 | ATAR 59.9|
|Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted||OP 17| SR 65 | ATAR 59.9|
|Rank Cut-Off - adjusted||OP 17| SR 65 | ATAR 59.9|
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2019.
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- tertiary diploma level qualification, or
- bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
- Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
- Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
English and mathematics
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Accounting, you may find employment opportunities in the local, national and global business, accounting or finance sectors in roles such as:
- auditing and assurance
- business consultancy
- financial planning
- forensic accounting
- professional accountancy
The Bachelor of Accounting (Financial Planning) is accredited by the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) and is an approved degree with the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA). Students who graduate with the Financial Planning major will be eligible to apply for FPA membership.
Depending on the units studied you may be eligible for membership of Certified Practising Accountant Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants-Restricted Member IPA status. These organisations accredit each campus individually so you should check the current status of accreditation for your desired location.
For eligibility criteria for membership of the professional bodies visit:
As a graduate of this course, you may also be eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the Member Level and may be eligible to apply for registration with the Tax Agents Board provided you meet the board's requirements.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The units within this course fall across a combination of Band 1, 2 and 3.
Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan.
To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, in addition to being enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must be:
Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.
|Queensland||ONL: 850135; GLD: 830131; BDG: 810131; BNE: 880131; ROK: 850131; MKY: 840131; TVL: 800139; CNS: 820139|
|Victoria||ONL: 1700117051; MEL: 1700217051|
|New South Wales||ONL: 160021; SYD: 160020|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.
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