• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Law, Accounting, Commerce
  • Major code ACCT-MAJ

The major in Accounting is concerned with measurement, analysis, reporting and evaluation of information, including computerised information, which assists in the management of resources in business entities and government organisations.

Students wishing to meet the requirements of the professional accounting bodies should either contact the College office for details or refer to the following links:

Students in a combined program with law should note they must not take the courses BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law, BUSN2101 Law of Business Entities, and BUSN3014 Principles of Tax Law towards the requirements of the Accounting major.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Judgement - Exercise judgement under supervision to solve routine accounting problems in straightforward contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives
  • Knowledge - Integrate theoretical and technical accounting knowledge which includes a selection of auditing and assurance, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, commercial law, corporation law and taxation law
  • Application Skills - Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to solve routine accounting problems
  • Communication and Teamwork - Justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas in straightforward collaborative contexts involving both accountants and non-accountants
  • Self Management - Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements

Additional Information

Students wishing to qualify for membership of CPA Australia must enrol in BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law, BUSN2101 Law of Business Entities, INFS2005 Accounting Information Systems and BUSN3014 Principles of Taxation Law. BUSN3002 Auditing is optional, but students are strongly advised to complete it in their degree. Students who do not complete this course at university must complete it in the CPA program in order to advance to CPA status. 

Students wishing to qualify for membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand must also enrol in BUSN3002 Auditing, in addition to BUSN3014 Principles of Taxation Law, BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law, BUSN2101 Law of Business Entities and INFS2005 Accounting Information Systems.

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Relevant Degrees

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Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

30 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
BUSN1002 Accounting Processes and Systems 6
BUSN2011 Management Accounting 6
BUSN2015 Company Accounting 6
BUSN3001 Accounting Theory 6
INFS2005 Accounting Information Systems 6

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
BUSN3003 Advanced Management Accounting 6
BUSN3006 Public Sector Accounting 6
BUSN3008 Financial Reporting By Corporations 6
BUSN3017 Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law 6
BUSN2101 Law of Business Entities 6
BUSN3002 Auditing 6
BUSN3003 Advanced Management Accounting 6
BUSN3006 Public Sector Accounting 6
BUSN3008 Financial Reporting By Corporations 6
BUSN3014 Principles of Tax Law 6
BUSN3017 Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting 6
BUSN2036 Financial Statement Analysis 6
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