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Bachelor of Accounting - CQ01

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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:60 ATAR:60

UNITS/CREDITS

28/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

No pre-requisites required

RECOMMENDED STUDY

English, Maths

CRICOS

003386G

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
Electives None Minor Units 4

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete a total of 24 units including 16 core units, and an eight-unit major. You can choose a major in Financial Planning, Property, or Management, Entrepreneurship and Accounting. You may choose to complete two four-unit minors in either innovation, public practice or liberal studies rather than an eight-unit major.

UNIT INFORMATION
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.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2020Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2021Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3 - 2020Brisbane, Melbourne
Term 3 - 2021Melbourne

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Term 3 - 2020Available Online
Term 3 - 2021Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Financial Planning8
Management, Entrepreneurship and Accounting8
Property8
MinorsUnitsDescription
Innovation4
Liberal Studies4
Public Practice4
Unit NameCodeDescription
Professional Practice and ExperienceBUSN13004Internship, study tour or supervised project.
This course has no residential schools.

Rank Threshold
SR 60 | ATAR 60.0

 A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.

Rank Cut-Off - minimum unadjusted
OP 17| SR 68 | ATAR 63.0

Rank Cut-Off - minimum adjusted
OP 15 | SR 69 | ATAR 65.0

 The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2020. 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.


Student Profile
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, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2020 view our Institute Profile.

English Requirements:

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.

International students
International students should visit www.international.cqu.edu.au for further information.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

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
  • banking
  • business consultancy
  • financial planning
  • forensic accounting
  • professional accountancy
  • taxation.
The Bachelor of Accounting provides you with a degree that is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and meets the associate membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). If you choose LAWS19034 and PROP12002, you may also be eligible to apply for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board (after meeting the Board's requirements for practical experience). Graduates are also eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the member level. The Financial Planning major is accredited with the Financial Planning Association of Australia. As well as providing you with an accredited accounting degree, you also have the opportunity of completing a major (or one or two minors) from a number of other business and non-business disciplines.
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:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.
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 by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. 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.

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.

QueenslandONL: 850135; BNE: 880131
VictoriaONL: 1700117051; MEL: 1700217051
New South WalesONL: 160021; SYD: 160020
South AustraliaONL: 5C4009
Western AustraliaONL: 150021

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.

CAREER FOCUSSED
The Bachelor of Accounting is an accredited accounting degree leading to a wealth of career opportunities in the accounting and business sectors. The course is designed to give you the flexibility to tailor your studies and extend your knowledge of complementary discipline areas. This wider perspective will enhance your career opportunities by reflecting the skills, knowledge and experience needed for a career in accounting.

This course prepares you for the digitally evolving nature of accounting and business. The core units cover accounting, finance, law, statistics and economics. The major and minor options open areas of complementary disciplines that enhance your well-roundedness as a graduate for the future. You will graduate with the skills needed to help people, businesses and corporations make educated and informed decisions and effectively respond to different challenges and scenarios

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
You will have the opportunity to complete an internship, study tour or innovation project within the Professional Business Practice and Experience unit. You will gain practical and relevant experience tailored to your career aspirations and be exposed to real-world scenarios and issues. Through this, you will have opportunities to apply your discipline knowledge, and build valuable connections and networks.

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS
You will learn from real practitioners who bring real-world experience and learnings in all facets of accounting from taxation, auditing, superannuation, management accounting and more. Our teaching teams are active members in the accounting industry participating on local accounting committees and boards bringing you the latest and most relevant industry knowledge and forging industry connections that will benefit you throughout your studies and as you graduate.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
  • Option 3: Perfect for returning CQUni students, if you are changing your CQUni course, or you are a current or previous CQUni SUN, STEPS or VET student.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre.
View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.

If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland Apply via QTAC
New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC
Victoria; Tasmania Apply via VTAC
South Australia; Northern Territory Apply via SATAC
Western Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni.
Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.

If you are studying with: Study Support
Geraldton Universities Centre Supported online study which may include local tutorial support, and access to local study facilities.
Murray River Study Hub Access to local study facilities.

ApplyCQUNI


Option 3: Are you a returning CQUni student or changing your course? Apply directly to CQUniversity.
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:

  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.
Apply direct