Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Federation University

You're a natural with numbers and right into crunching the sums for governments, companies or your own business. You're perfect for our Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree if you're interested in the business world and the financial strategies and systems behind it. Whether you see yourself working for the government, a company or even your own business, this degree will teach you the ins and outs of the systems and financial strategies that make the business world tick. Chances are, you'll be offered work directly from your placement, like many of our graduates. You might end up as an accountant, stockbroker, a financial planner or a banker. With a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) you will study accounting, law and economics and finance as part of your commence degree and can choose from subjects like taxation law, auditing and financial planning to specialise your skills in accounting. When you graduate from our degree, you can then go on to gain professional accounting accreditation. Double majors and specialisations are available in Law, Business & Economics and Finance. This program may require participation in a range of WIL/work experience type activities and these will negotiated with students individually. The time component is variable.

Course Fee:


International: $76,500

Entry Requirements:

Year 12s - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English. This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Subject Adjustments A study score of 35 in Accounting, any Business, Economics, any Information Technology or any Mathematics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points. SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special entry access schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. For further information go to www.federation.edu.au/seas Non Year 12s - Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST). Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher. Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Structure:

The program consists of 10 core courses and 7 specified electives. The remaining 7 unspecified electives can be selected from other programs including 4 from other areas outside business. There is also the ability to complete a double major in Law or Economics and Finance.

Subjects you can Study:

Principles of accounting and finance Accounting fundamentals Financial management Principles of responsible business Management accounting Advanced management accounting Income tax law and practice Financial accounting Corporate accounting Auditing

Study Pathways:

Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. They may continue study with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours).

Further information:

Completion of an accredited degree is the first step towards qualifying as a member of associations and becoming a CPA or Chartered Accountant. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

Recognition:

CPA Australia; The Institute of Chartered Accountants. Students may also be eligible to apply for membership with: Australian Computing Society; Financial Services Institute of Australasia upon completion of nominated subjects in the Bachelor of Commerce.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Berwick No info Yes Full time 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Online 6 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Full time 3 years
Berwick No info Yes Part time 6 years
Brisbane No info Yes Full time 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Part time 6 years

Federation University Australia is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses.

With a distinguished history dating back to 1870, we are the third-oldest higher education provider in Australia.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of every student as well as the communities we help build and are proud to be part of.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a wide range of programs through higher education and TAFE, so you can find the right pathway to career success.

Our campuses are closely connected with local communities — providing more options for work-based learning and graduate employment — further enhancing our university regions.

Join our diverse community of 25,000 students, and gain access to networks across our campuses in Victoria (Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera), Brisbane, and with partner providers in Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.

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With such a wide range of options available, you’ll have the ability to explore your passions and shape who you are to influence your future.

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