Associate Degree in Accounting


The Associate Degree of Accounting will prepare students for employment in the accounting profession in Australia. The Associate Degree of Accounting aligns with industry requirements and meets the educational requirements of the Tax Practitioners' Board with regard to registration as a BAS Agent. The Associate Degree of Accounting will allow students to develop both practical skills and comprehensive knowledge to equip them for work in the accounting profession. Students will develop knowledge and skills in accounting, tax, finance, statistics, marketing and law as they apply to the accounting profession as well as the broader Australian business environment. Second year students will undertake an industry internship which will provide them with the opportunity to synthesise and apply their learning in a real workplace situation, as well as establishing valuable professional contacts.

Course Fee:

Australian: $19,200
International: $28,800

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; or Tertiary Preparation Certificate; or Certificate IV or above; or 1 year of full-time university study; plus all applicants must submit a 500 word essay and attend an interview


16 subjects/units each worth 10 credit points achieving a total of 160 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Students who choose to exit on completion of the first year of full time study (80 credit points) will be entitled to apply for the award of Diploma of Accounting

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00591E

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Northern Sydney - Meadowbank No info No Full time 2 years
Sydney - St George No info No Part time 4 years
Sydney - St George No info No Full time 2 years
Sydney - Ultimo No info No Part time 4 years
Sydney - Ultimo No info No Full time 2 years
Hunter - Newcastle No info No Full time 2 years
Hunter - Ourimbah No info No Part time 4 years
Northern Sydney - Meadowbank No info No Part time 4 years
Hunter - Ourimbah No info No Full time 2 years

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