Bachelor of Accounting - CQ01
Kick-start your career in accounting and join an exciting new era as data and technology shape the profession of accounting. Future-proof your career with CQUniversity's Bachelor of Accounting where you will gain up-to-date knowledge that will prepare you for the digitally evolving nature of accounting and business with the option to tailor your studies further with a choice of minors in complementary discipline areas of innovation, public practice, coding, criminology and cyber security. Benefit from industry-relevant content taught by real practitioners who bring real-world experience and learnings in all facets of accounting, and learn through simulations, real project work and enhanced work-integrated learning opportunities to graduate work-ready.
Online, On Campus
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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 traditional and emerging fields 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 is designed to give you the flexibility to tailor your studies and extend your knowledge of complementary discipline areas with options to choose minor studies in areas such as coding foundations, criminology, cyber security, innovation, and public practice. This wider perspective will enhance your career opportunities by reflecting the skills, knowledge and experience needed for a career in accounting. The course also 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 or Marketing. 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.
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.
|Term 1 - 2023||Melbourne Sydney|
|Term 2 - 2022||Melbourne Sydney|
|Term 2 - 2023||Melbourne Sydney|
|Term 3 - 2022||Melbourne|
|Term 3 - 2023||Melbourne|
|Term 1 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2023||Available Online|
|Management, Entrepreneurship and Accounting||8|
|Coding Foundations||4||The Coding Foundations minor is perfect for accounting students who want the ability to design and create software applications, or apps. Students will learn the steps needed to take an app idea through to a design, then building the app and releasing to customers. Students will gain foundational skills in writing software, as well as managing app data in a database. Students will learn to design user-friendly interfaces to both standalone apps and websites. Through hands-on activities, students will learn technologies such as Java, HTML, SQL and CSS.|
|Criminology Fundamentals||4||Students who enrol in this minor will develop a foundational understanding of criminology theory and practice.|
|Introduction to Cyber Security||4||This minor will introduces students to the tools and techniques to secure computers and networks against hackers. Students will learn how computer networks, such as WiFi and the Internet, work, and how hackers attempt to compromise those networks. The minor also covers the mechanisms available to protect networks, such as encryption, firewalls, VPNs and passwords.|
|Marketing||4||Students studying a marketing minor will be introduced to the foundations of marketing (the marketing mix). Students will also learn about consumer behaviour, effective advertising for products and services and branding. How to apply these theories and concepts to solve problems are other skills students will develop.|
The Financial Planning and Property majors are not available to international students.
|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
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 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 an approved qualification to attain a professional designation in financial planning as per the Corporations (Relevant Providers Degrees, Qualifications and Courses Standard) Determination 2021 https://fas.treasury.gov.au/education-standards/approved-courses
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.
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|International Indicative First Term Fee||$15,840.00|
|International Indicative First Year Fee||$31,680.00|
Please note the following important information:
- Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
- Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
- Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
- The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
- Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
- It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
- The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
- Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
- Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
- International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).
Please refer to our international course fees page.
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|
|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.