Bachelor of Commerce

Deakin University

This course provides a broad foundation of business knowledge and skills and depth in one, or more specialised areas equipping students for a professional career in commerce. There are multiple majors of study that reflect contemporary business research, trends and practices and allows students to tailor their degrees to maximise employment opportunities in diverse business contexts in the global digital workplace. Our Bachelor of Commerce is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development. EPAS is an international quality benchmark for business programs worldwide.

Course Fee:

International: $92,400

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission; This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.


24 credit points: at least 16 of these credit points must be units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law, must include the 8 credit points of core units and at least one major sequence of 8 credit points must be included. At least 6 credit points must be taken at level 3, of which 4 must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree. No more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Economics; Finance; Financial planning; Food and agribusiness; Human resource management; Management; Management information systems; Marketing

Study Pathways:

Credit for prior learning may be offered to applicants who have successfully completed post-secondary studies.

Further information:

Course also offered in Cloud (online) mode.


Graduates who complete the accounting major sequence plus specified finance and commercial law units, provides an opportunity for students to be eligible to apply for admission to the: CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and Exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Graduates who complete the Financial Planning major sequence in the Bachelor of Commerce are eligible to join the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and eligible for entry into the Certified Financial Planner Certification Program which is offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia and is recognised by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) as a pathway into the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) designation.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 80 Yes Online 3 years
Burwood 80 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 80 Yes Part time 6 years
Waterfront 64.7 Yes Online 3 years
Waterfront 64.7 Yes Full time 3 years
Waterfront 64.7 Yes Part time 6 years
Warrnambool 57.25 Yes Online 3 years
Warrnambool 57.25 Yes Full time 3 years
Warrnambool 57.25 Yes Part time 6 years
Established in 1974, Deakin University was named after the leader of the Australian Federation movement and the nation’s second Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin.

Deakin University has five campuses, one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where over 13,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment.

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching.

With 56 000 students it is one of Australia’s largest universities and is ranked in the top 2 per cent of the world’s universities in each of the major rankings (ranked 29 in the QS ranking of the world’s universities under 50 years.

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

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