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Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business - CQ91

Enhance your employability and tailor your degree to suit your individual needs by studying the Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

RANK CUT OFF

OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9

UNITS/CREDITS

32/192

DURATION

4 years full-time, 8 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

No pre-requisites required

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Queensland: English, Maths

CRICOS

059987J

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business gives you the opportunity to increase your employability by developing knowledge and skills in both accounting and business. Your education and training will include audit methodology and planning, and equip you with tools and techniques that financial managers use to maximise shareholder wealth.

In addition, you will gain exposure to accounting theory, accounting standards and business law relevant to the financial records of Australian companies.

While studying this dual degree you have the freedom to tailor your studies to suit your individual needs and career goals.

Enhance your employability by choosing to major in Financial Planning, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Property or Social Innovation. The additional knowledge gained through the completion of a dual degree equips you with skills that are highly sought after by employers.

Core Units 18 Major Units 8
Electives 6 Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
To satisfy the requirements for the award, you must complete 32 units/192 credit points which comply with the stated requirements.

You must complete:

  • 18 units representing core content
  • 8 units representing one Bachelor of Business major (Financial Planning | Human Resource Management | Marketing | Property | Social Innovation)
  • 6 units as electives from the Bachelor of Business majors or other approved business units provided prerequisites and corequisites are met

MAJOR OPTIONS
Financial Planning

Complement your accounting studies with a financial planning major.
Human Resource Management

Studying the Human Resource Management major enhances your skills and knowledge in the development of human resources for business. You will gain an understanding in a range of areas including planning, recruitment and selection, managing organisational change and performance management.
Marketing
The Marketing major is designed to develop your knowledge and expertise in consumer behaviour, market research, integrated marketing communications and promotions management.
Property
If you would like to build your knowledge in property law, planning and environment law, property valuation, property and asset management and business finance, the Property major may be for you. This major ensures you graduate with the skills needed for a career in the property industry.
Social Innovation

Social innovation focuses on addressing the root causes of social issues and working for systemic change.

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 - 2020Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 1 - 2021Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 2 - 2020Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 2 - 2021Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 3 - 2020Brisbane, Melbourne
Term 3 - 2021Melbourne

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2020Available Online
Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Term 3 - 2020Available Online
Term 3 - 2021Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Financial Planning8
Human Resource Management8
Marketing8
Property8
Social Innovation9
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

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


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, 2019.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 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

Domestic Students: English and Maths

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business opens the door to a career in a number of areas in the business, accounting and finance industries including roles in:

  • human resources management
  • marketing
  • banking
  • taxation
  • professional accountancy
  • auditing and assurance
  • forensic accounting
  • financial planning
  • business management.

This course is accredited by the Certified Practising Accountant Australia body and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and meets the membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants - Restricted Member IPA status. These organisations accredit each campus individually so please check the current status of accreditation for your desired study 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 study and work experience requirements.

If you complete the financial planning specialisation of this course you will meet the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's RG146 training standard and may be eligible for membership in the Financial Planning Association.  For more information relating to RG146 and FPA eligibility please visit:

Depending on your chosen area of study there are a number of professional associations that you may be eligible to apply for.

  • As a marketing graduate, you may be eligible for membership in the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society.
  • Upon completion of the Management major, you may be eligible for membership with the Australian Institute of Management.
  • The Property major is accredited by the Australian Property Institute. When you have successfully completed the course you will be eligible for Associate membership and Certified Property Practitioner certification upon completion of a period of approved professional experience.
The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business 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 can complete a major from several other business disciplines. You may be eligible for membership of a number of national and international business-related professional associations, depending on the units and major selected. Please refer to the More Details section for further information.
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.

Fee Type Student Contribution
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 majority of units within this course fall within Band 3. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 2.


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:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of your course of study, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study, or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder (visit homeaffairs.gov.au for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

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.

QueenslandONL: 850165; BDG: 810161; MKY: 840161; ROK: 850161; BNE: 880165; GLD: 830161; CNS: 820161; TVL: 800161
New South WalesONL: 160361; SYD: 160360
VictoriaONL: 1700110201; MEL: 1700210201

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.

QUALITY EDUCATION, WHEREVER YOU ARE
Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CREDIBILITY IS KEY

In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A UNI THAT LEADS IN ONLINE EDUCATION

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CONVENIENCE COUNTS

CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

A UNI THAT KNOWS YOUR EXPERIENCE MATTERS

CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

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 Apply via UAC
Victoria Apply via VTAC
South Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Western Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Northern Territory Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Tasmania Apply via VTAC
Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC

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
Murray River Study Hub Access to local study facilities.

ApplyCQUNI


Option 3: Are you a returning CQUni student or changing your CQUni 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