Bachelor of Accounting

La Trobe University

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: $94,800

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:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 3 years
Sydney No info No Full time 3 years
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 6 years
Sydney No info No Part time 6 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

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