Bachelor of Accounting

2020 course information for Domestic Students
2020 course information for International Students

updated 8:11 PM on Fri, 16 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Gold Coast
Start date
March, July, November
February, June, October
Course code
3002107
Course abbreviation
BAcc
Credit points
288
Equivalent units
24
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

If you have a head for numbers and enjoy finding solutions to complex problems, a career in accounting really adds up.

We'll help you understand the many challenges of business and finance, and nurture your ability to develop strategic, innovative and effective accounting processes. 

The course includes core units in taxation, financial services, law, marketing and communication with elective units in advanced taxation, human resources, competitive strategy, business environment and law. When undertaken with specific units, this course also provides industry accreditation for tax agents.

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge for employment in diverse areas such as taxation, business consulting, business planning, business valuations, employee relations, estate and trust planning, forensic accounting and sustainability strategy development.

If you have a head for numbers and enjoy finding solutions to complex problems, a career in accounting really adds up.

We'll help you understand the many challenges of business and finance, and nurture your ability to develop strategic, innovative and effective accounting processes. 

The course includes core units in taxation, financial services, law, marketing and communication with elective units in advanced taxation, human resources, competitive strategy, business environment and law. When undertaken with specific units, this course also provides industry accreditation for tax agents.

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge for employment in diverse areas such as taxation, business consulting, business planning, business valuations, employee relations, estate and trust planning, forensic accounting and sustainability strategy development.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Credit for prior learning

Generally, students seeking advanced standing will be assessed on a case-by-case basis due to strict accreditation requirements for this degree.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

The course includes core units in taxation, financial services, law, marketing and communication with elective units in advanced taxation, human resources, competitive strategy, business environment and law.

Domestic students

LocationSession
Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3

International students

LocationSessionAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold Coast1, 2, 3$26,800 ($3,350 per unit)092940E
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Applications are not available for 2020. Please select a different year above or see Course Options for courses currently offered.

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Exercise critical thinking and judgement under supervision in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence to provide possible solutions to routine business problems in straightforward contexts.

Critically apply integrated theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business issues.

Demonstrate exercising judgement under supervision to solve routine business problems in straightforward contexts and professional situations using social, sustainable, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives.

Demonstrate a broad coherent, theoretical and technical knowledge of the accounting discipline and a deeper knowledge in a chosen field speciality area of tax, financial services or business advisory services.

Reflect on, assess and regulate their own learning capabilities and performance feedback to identify action learning opportunities and self-improvements with personal autonomy. Locate, analyse, evaluate, and use information from a range of sources.

Justify and communicate clear, coherent and independent business advice and ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists. Contribute expertise in collaboration with others and in a team to provide possible solutions to routine business problems in a straightforward context.

Demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous Australian contemporary realities and protocols and cultural competence in local, Australia-wide and/or global settings.


Assessment methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses, and examinations.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge for employment in areas such as tax, business consulting, business planning, business valuations, employee relations, estate and trust planning, forensic accounting and sustainability strategy development.

The Bachelor of Accounting is a pathway to many financial services positions in commercial banking, corporate finance, funds management and stockbroking, financial risk management, foreign exchange and investment banking. If your chosen career path is to become a licenced Financial Planner or Financial Adviser, you need to be aware that recent legislative changes in the finance industry now require new entrants to hold an Approved Degree. Southern Cross University is liaising with FASEA to develop and restructure its finance degrees to meet the new educational requirements.

For more information on Approved Degrees or educational pathways, please contact the Financial Advisor Standards Ethics Authority (FASEA) to confirm the educational accreditation requirements needed for your future career path.

Professional recognition

Southern Cross University is fully accredited with the following professional bodies: 

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) 
  • CPA Australia 
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). 

This accreditation will enable graduates to enrol in CAANZ, CPA Australia and the IPA postgraduate programs. 

Subject to the choice of specific units, this degree fulfils the educational requirements for:

  • Registration as a BAS Agent and a Tax Agent by the Tax Practitioners Board.
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) RG146 accreditation.

With the new FASEA legislative requirements, the provision of ASIC RG146 accreditation will only remain in place up until December 2023. Note: ASIC RG146 accreditation is not a substitute/equivalent for FASEA accreditation.

If your chosen career path is to become a licenced Financial Planner or Financial Adviser, you need to be aware that recent FASEA legislative changes in the finance industry now require new entrants to hold an Approved Degree. Southern Cross University is liaising with FASEA to develop and restructure its finance degrees to meet the new educational requirements.

For more information on Approved Degrees or educational pathways, please contact the Financial Advisor Standards Ethics Authority (FASEA) to confirm the educational accreditation requirements needed for your future career path.

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Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be awarded the Bachelor of Accounting students must successfully complete 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:

  1. 22 core units
  2. 2 elective units

Exit Award

Students can exit with the Diploma of Accounting if 96 credit points have been successfully completed comprising any 8 units from the Bachelor of Accounting.


Course structure


Schedule of units

TitleLevel of learningNote

Core Units

ACC00130 -  AuditingAdvanced
ACC00132 -  TaxationAdvanced Note 1
ACC00145 -  Financial ReportingAdvanced
ACC00146 -  Management AccountingAdvanced
ACC00151 -  Financial AccountingIntermediate
ACC00152 -  Business FinanceAdvanced Note 2
ACC73001 -  Advanced Management AccountingAdvanced
ACC73002 -  Business Analytics and Big DataAdvanced
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory Note 2
LAW00004 -  Company LawIntermediate Note 1
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory Note 1
LAW01125 -  Stock Exchange and Finance LawIntermediate Note 2
MAT10251 -  Statistical AnalysisIntermediate
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
MNG00314 -  Entrepreneurship and InnovationAdvanced
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
SOC10236 -  Applied Ethics and SustainabilityIntermediate
CMP71001 -  CybersecurityIntroductory
FIN10252 -  Financial PlanningAdvanced
FIN10711 -  Investments and Portfolio ManagementAdvanced
FIN10712 -  Financial Risk ManagementAdvanced

Electives



Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment



Notes

Note 1: In order to meet the educational requirements for the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) Registration as a Tax Agent, students must complete the following units: LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law, LAW00004 - Company Law, ACC00132 - Taxation, ACC00134 - Advanced Taxation PLUS either LAW00052 - Introduction to Land Law OR LAW00126 - Competition and Consumer Law
Note 2: This unit is mandatory for ASIC’s Regulatory Guide 146 generic and/or specialist knowledge requirements for financial advisers (RG146 Registration). With the new FASEA legislative requirements, the provision of ASIC RG146 accreditation will only remain in place up until December 2023. Note: ASIC RG146 accreditation is not a substitute/equivalent for FASEA accreditation. If your chosen career path is to become a licenced Financial Planner or Financial Adviser, you need to be aware that recent FASEA legislative changes in the finance industry now require new entrants to hold an Approved Degree. For more information on Approved Degrees or educational pathways, please contact the Financial Advisor Standards Ethics Authority (FASEA) to confirm the educational accreditation requirements needed for your future career path. https://www.fasea.gov.au
Note 3: If this unit is not available in Session 1, students can take it in Session 2 OR contact Student Services for a substitute unit.

Unit groups

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