“The degree gave me so much more than just financial skills. That's the real benefit: you begin to think more broadly, develop strategies.”

Christian Lugnan

CPA
Bachelor of Business, major in Accounting graduate

Accreditation and professional recognition

Socially responsible, ethical and innovative business leaders who are ready for the future world of work. The School of Business and Tourism is shaping these types of people through our industry-accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

For more information on our courses that are accredited, endorsed or grant membership eligibility, click on the organisational logos below.


Professional Recognition

Upon completion of your degree, you are eligible to apply for admission to these professional bodies:

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Australian Marketing Institute

Relevant courses:

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Institute of Public Accountants

Relevant courses:

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Australian Market and Social Research Society

Relevant courses:


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CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

CPA Australia and CAANZ accredit* eleven (11) discipline-specific units as meeting the CPA and CAANZ educational requirements in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major)
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Major)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major)
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major)
  • Graduate Diploma of Accounting (CPA only)
  • Master of Professional Accounting

*CPA and CAANZ (11) accredited units: ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making; LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law; ACC00130 – Auditing; ACC00132 – Taxation; ACC00145 - Financial Reporting; ACC00146 - Management Accounting; ACC00151 - Financial Accounting; ACC00152 - Business Finance; ACC73001 - Advanced Management Accounting; LAW00004 - Company Law; MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis

For more information, view the CPA and CAANZ-accredited courses for Southern Cross University at the CPA website.


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Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)

TPB has approved** five discipline-specific units as meeting the educational requirements for licensing under BAS Agent and Tax Agent in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major)
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Major)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major)
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major)

**The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) accredited units:

BAS Agent (1/2): ACC00151 OR - ACC00132 – Taxation OR Both

Tax Agent (5) LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law; LAW00004 - Company Law; LAW00052 - Introduction to Land Law OR LAW00126 - Competition and Consumer Law; ACC00132 – Taxation; ACC00134 - Advanced Taxation

For more information, view the TPB - Approved Course Providers (Board Approved Courses) for Southern Cross University at the TPB website.


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Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)

ASIC has accredited*** six discipline-specific units as meeting the Regulatory Guide 146 (RG146) 'Licensing: Training of financial product advisers' within the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major)
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Major)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major)
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major)

***ASIC RG146 (6) accredited units: ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making; ACC00152 - Business Finance; FIN10252 - Financial Planning; FIN10711 – Portfolio Management; FIN10712 – Financial Risk Management; LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law

For more information on the requirements of ASIC RG146, visit the ASIC website.


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Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

AIPM has endorsed the following courses:

Students who have completed an AIPM-endorsed Higher Education course are eligible to apply for a certificate as a Certified Practicing Project Practitioner (CPPP) under AIPM's RegPM program. To qualify for CPPP, students must apply for Associate Membership with a copy of their qualification.

For more information on becoming an AIPM RegPM or to qualify as a CPPP, download the AIPM Membership (PDF) and download the CPPP and AIPM Endorsed Course Information (PDF).


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Australian Computer Society (ACS)

The Bachelor of Information Technology is ACS-accredited, giving graduates eligibility for ACS membership, recognition by ACS for certification and migration skills assessment, and international recognition by signatories of the Seoul Accord.


Contact the School of Business and Tourism

Dean and Head of School, Head of the Gold Coast campus

T: +61 7 5589 3054

E: sbat.pa@scu.edu.au

Assistant to Head of School

T: +61 7 5589 3174

E: sbat.pa@scu.edu.au

Deputy Head of School, Director of Teaching & Learning

T: +61 7 5589 3209

E: david.noble@scu.edu.au

Deputy Dean, Digital Enterprise Lab Director

E: darshana.sedera@scu.edu.au

Course Coordinators

Visit the Staff page