Bachelor of Accounting and Finance

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program has been designed to produce qualified accountants and finance specialists and focuses on preparing students for a career in banking, insurance, investment and financial services. Because of the comprehensive nature of the program, graduates will be particularly well qualified in highly sought after specialised areas such as auditing, budget analysis, portfolio management, investment analysis, mergers and acquisitions, risk analysis and taxation strategy.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; NSW Prerequisite: English; QLD Prerequisite: English (4,SA); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 and a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English

Structure:

240 credit points All Faculty of Business undergraduate students are required to undertake a professional experience unit as part of the Faculty program core. Students undertake 15 days (equivalent to 105 hours) personal service.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Finance

Study Pathways:

The Bachelor of Accounting and Finance may also lead to study at the postgraduate level including Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees.

Further information:

Graduates of TAFE and other VET providers, holding a cognate Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma may be eligible to receive advanced standing for some units in the course. The exact level of advanced standing will be determined on a course-by-course basis.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Accounting and Finance has been accredited by the CPA (Certified Practicing Accountants) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 58.9 No Full time 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 58.9 No Part time 6 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 58.5 No Full time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 58.5 No Part time 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Part time 6 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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