Bachelor of Accounting

Chisholm Institute, TAFE VIC

This course offers more than just an accounting qualification. It develops a student's business skills along with an awareness of ethics, human rights, sustainability and public policy issues. In first year students will be introduced to business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and statistics, and start their in-depth studies of contemporary issues in accounting. To ensure La Trobe University course content and curriculum are up-to-date, the university works closely with global corporations like Deloitte and PwC. In addition to completing an eight-subject major in accounting, students can also complete a second major from areas within the Business School, two minors, or up to eight elective subjects. For example, they might choose to complete a second major in financial planning or management, or minor in forensic accounting or corporate finance. Their elective choices can include study tours, internships and languages, and they can choose to complete these electives overseas at one of our partner universities. We have connections with top business schools including the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics. Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.

Course Fee:

International: $53,000

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


Students must complete at least 360 credit points. At least 270 must be in subjects offered by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. In first year, students take four business foundation subjects, one subject specific to the accounting disciplinary core and three elective subjects. The four business foundation subjects, Business Foundations, Accounting and Finance for Business, Business Economics, and Business Analytics, introduce students to key business disciplines and work-ready skills. These skills are enhanced in second and third year when they take a subject in Sustainability and a capstone subject in Entrepreneurship. In addition to these common core subjects they complete eight core subjects in accounting over the three years of the degree. This flexible degree allows an additional eight-subject major, a couple of four-subject minors, including accounting minors not available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree, or a range of electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting, Business, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Business Law, Auditing, Taxation, Business Economics, Financial Management, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, International Business, International Management, Macroeconomics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Sport Management, Sustainable Resource Management.


The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Depending on campus, students may be required to complete specific electives in order to graduate with the CPA Australia and CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details. Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00881F

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Chisholm@311 No info Yes Full time 3 years
Chisholm@311 No info Yes Part time 6 years
Chisholm is one of the largest providers of education and training in Victoria. The Institute was named in 1998, in honour of Caroline Chisholm, the early Australian reformer and humanitarian. Chisholm's modern campuses in the southeast of Melbourne are at: Dandenong (two locations), Frankston, Berwick, Cranbourne, Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast as well as two new facilities in the centre of Melbourne. Currently, Chisholm offers over 280 accredited, nationally recognised courses from certificates to bachelor degrees and graduate certificates - including its own degrees and partnership degrees with La Trobe University. It also runs approximately 140 short courses for work skills (industry compliance and skills development), as well as lifestyle (self-improvement, recreation and hobby). Courses are developed in consultation with industry, and are designed to meet both current and predicted skill shortages.

Provider CRICOS: 00881F

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