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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 CUT OFF

OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

International marketing

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Queensland: English, Maths

CRICOS

003386G

The Bachelor of Accounting supports you in discovering how to use accounting to understand business reality and be relevant in a 'digitally disrupted' accounting and business world; and in this way change your own lives and those around you. We do this by creating for you interactive and collaborative places so that, wherever you are, you can learn actively on our campuses across Australia and online in a personal, flexible way as part of your total life.

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). Depending on the electives you choose, 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.

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.

Core Units 16 Major Units 8
Electives None Minor Units None

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2019Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney
Term 1 - 2020Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney
Term 2 - 2019Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney
Term 2 - 2020Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Sydney
Term 3 - 2019Brisbane Melbourne
Term 3 - 2020Brisbane Melbourne

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2019Available Online
Term 1 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2019Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 3 - 2019Available Online
Term 3 - 2020Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Digital Media8
Electives or a Minor8
Financial Planning8
Geography and Environmental Studies8
History8
Human Resources Management8
Journalism8
Management8
Marketing8
Property8If you wish to complete a Property major, you cannot include PROP12002 as one of your core units.
Psychology8
Public Relations8

COURSE STRUCTURE
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.

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.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Business InternshipBUSN12001Students wishing to undertake work integrated learning need to take BUSN19024 as a compulsory unit and BUSN12001 (equivalent to two elective units).
No Residential School

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 bonus is applied and an adjusted score if bonus points 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.

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 (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.

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.

At CQUniversity, we are committed to making education accessible to everyone. That is why on top of offering multiple pathways for entry to our courses and a generous variety of scholarships, we also offer highly competitive fees. When referring to course fees for international students, please note the following:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars AU$.
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • 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. This estimate assumes a full-time study load.
  • The typical total course fee is an estimate of the tuition fees for the whole course. This estimate is based on typical unit enrolments in each year of the course, with indexation of the international subject fees at six per cent per annum for every additional year of study. Total course fees assume students complete no more than the course duration indicated.
  • International students 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 only take 25 per cent of their entire course by online study, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

You may refer to the International Courses and Fees 2019 to see the full list.

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

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VictoriaONL: 1700117051; MEL: 1700217051
New South WalesONL: 160021; SYD: 160020

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Select from arts, accounting, business, hospitality, human resource management,management, marketing, professional communication, property, public relations, retail, supply chain management, tourism, warehousing, social innovation and more to suit your personal interests and career goals.

Flexibility
Benefit from the flexibility to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or online. Choose from a number of majors, minors and elective units to individually tailor your learning to suit you.

Graduate work ready
At CQUniversity, we provide the right mix of theory and practical experiences to ensure you graduate work ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to broaden your career opportunities.

Life-long learning
You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

Postgraduate and research
CQUniversity offers a range of postgraduate and research courses.

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