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Course summary

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.

DurationLocationSession

3F/6P

Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3
DurationLocationSession

3F

Gold Coast1, 2, 3

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.

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.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

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.

Creativity

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

Ethical practice

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.

Knowledge of a discipline

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.

Lifelong learning

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.

Communication and social skills

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.

Cultural competence

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Notice

The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

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