Bachelor of Commerce - Applied

Box Hill Institute, TAFE VIC

Students are able to major in either accounting or international business. Through practical teaching, students will be equipped with all of the relevant skills and knowledge to succeed in the business world. The program will focus on developing skills in key areas such as accounting (including auditing and taxation), finance, management, marketing, business ethics, law, economics, communication and international business. It is designed to meet the emerging demands of business and the broader community. Not only will students be exposed to realistic business problems and environments, but their qualification is designed to be wholly relevant to the national and global marketplace.

Course Fee:

Australian: $41,721
International: $47,130

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent with a study score of at least 20 in units 3 and 4 English (any); beneficial VCE subjects: accounting, economics, legal studies and mathematics; or at least 21 with with a relevant tertiary program; or have evidence of current employment or experience in industry and evidence of ability to meet the educational demands of the program plus at least 3 completed years of employment experience


14 core subjects, 7 major subjects (Accounting or International Business) and 3 electives subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; International business

Study Pathways:

Completion of the degree may enable entrance to post-graduate studies at a range of universities. The accounting stream of the Bachelor of Commerce (Applied) is accredited by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Undergraduates may apply for student membership of these professional accounting bodies which they can convert to associate membership on graduation. Students can then choose to undertake the professional body's qualification program and after 3 years relevant practical experience progress to full membership.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 02411J

Related Careers:

Accountant, Importer and Exporter,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 3 years
City No info No Part time 6 years
Box Hill No info No Full time 3 years
Box Hill No info No Part time 6 years
Lilydale No info No Full time 3 years
Lilydale No info No Part time 6 years

At Box Hill Institute, you’re not just a number. Our smaller class sizes mean you’ll get the support you need to succeed in your studies. We keep our higher education courses practical, with a strong focus on job skills to ensure graduates have the abilities that employers require in their particular industry. When you study with us, it’s not just about the journey. We want you to graduate with genuine job opportunities. That’s why eight in 10 Box Hill Institute graduates are employed or pursuing further study within six months of graduating*.

We focus on future proofing our students’ careers by offering higher education qualifications and pathways in exciting growth areas like cyber security, aviation and 3D manufacturing. Our teachers are all expert practitioners with relevant experience and careers in their teaching areas. They bring a wealth of knowledge about their industry, the realities of various career paths and the areas you need to focus on to succeed.

We offer a substantial range of higher education study areas, including:

  • music (applied business, composition, audio production, performance, sound production)
  • commerce (accounting and international business) 
  • community services
  • fashion (fashion and fashion merchandising)
  • early childhood (education and care)
  • hospitality management
  • library and information management
  • science and biotechnology (biosecurity, and science and biotechnology)
  • computer systems.

At Box Hill Institute, you’ll gain industry connections and have work placement opportunities while you study. Many of our undergraduate courses are aligned to career paths that have been defined by the industry sectors we work with, so the courses are relevant and industry-specific. 

Studying with us means that you’ll have access to some of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the country — from our high-tech recording studios to our working restaurant, where chefs Guy Grossi, George Calombaris and Curtis Stone trained. We operate a Nursing Skills Centre of Excellence, the Pets on Elgar veterinary training centre, information technology labs and our $41 million Integrated Technology Hub — the first of its kind. Our Lilydale Lakeside Campus operates a Tech School, an e-learning centre, a business incubator, a childcare centre, conference facilities, and accommodation. Soon it will open an Edutainment Centre.

Other campus facilities include cafeterias, student lounges, childcare services and libraries. We offer a number of student services, including employment assistance, counselling and a disability liaison service, and support for Indigenous students. We also offer specific literacy and numeracy support to provide eligible students with help to complete their course. This support focuses on workplace reading, writing, numeracy (maths) and communication skills. It is flexible and provides support in classrooms and/or in group tutorials, and with online activities.

Study a degree that will take you places. Contact us at Box Hill Institute today. You can call 1300 BOX HILL or visit


*Source: NCVER 2016

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