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.
There's still time to apply for Term 1, 2021. We are accepting applications direct to CQUniversity until midnight Friday, 5 March 2021. View the How to Apply section below to find out more.
On Campus, Online
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Online
English and mathematics
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.
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). Graduates are also eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the member level.
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.
You will also have the option to complete an internship in your final term, 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|
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 Management or 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.
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.
|Term 1 - 2021||Brisbane Melbourne Sydney|
|Term 1 - 2022||Brisbane Melbourne Sydney|
|Term 2 - 2021||Brisbane Melbourne Sydney|
|Term 2 - 2022||Brisbane Melbourne Sydney|
|Term 3 - 2020||Brisbane Melbourne|
|Term 3 - 2021||Melbourne|
|Term 3 - 2022||Melbourne|
|Term 1 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 1 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2022||Available Online|
|Management, Entrepreneurship and Accounting||8|
|Professional Practice and Experience||BUSN13004||Internship, study tour or supervised project.|
English Language Proficiency 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
- An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) 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 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.
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
Modern professional accountants are multi-skilled and dynamic. They enjoy a wide range of career opportunities in areas such as assurance services, consulting services, information technology (IT) services, forensic accounting, international accounting, strategic management, taxation and financial planning. The ability to give worthwhile business advice and guidance is increasingly becoming critical.
Given the need for financial accountability and cost effective decision making in most organisations throughout the world, qualified accountants are essential to a wide range of businesses, government departments and not-for-profit organisations.
We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.
|Queensland||ONL: 850135; BNE: 880131|
|Victoria||ONL: 1700117051; MEL: 1700217051|
|New South Wales||ONL: 160021; SYD: 160020|
|South Australia||ONL: 5C4009|
|Western Australia||ONL: 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.
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
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.
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.