• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Accounting, Commerce, Finance
  • 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:

Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting knowledge in a business context
  2. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine accounting problems
  4. Justify and communication accounting advice and ideas to both specialists and non-specialists

Other Information

Students will need to complete BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis in order to be able to complete the 48 units of this major.


This major is incompatible with the Bachelor of Accounting.


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.

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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Requirements

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


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

BUSN1002 - Accounting Processes and Systems (6 units)

BUSN2011 - Management Accounting (6 units)

BUSN2015 - Company Accounting (6 units)

BUSN3001 - Accounting Theory (6 units)


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

BUSN3003 - Advanced Management Accounting (6 units)

BUSN3006 - Public Sector Accounting (6 units)

BUSN3008 - Financial Reporting By Corporations (6 units)

BUSN3017 - Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting (6 units)


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

BUSN1101 - Introduction to Commercial Law (6 units)

BUSN2101 - Law of Business Entities (6 units)

BUSN3002 - Auditing (6 units)

BUSN3003 - Advanced Management Accounting (6 units)

BUSN3006 - Public Sector Accounting (6 units)

BUSN3008 - Financial Reporting By Corporations (6 units)

BUSN3014 - Principles of Tax Law (6 units)

BUSN3017 - Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting (6 units)

BUSN2036 - Financial Statement Analysis (6 units)

BUSN3051 - Accounting Analytics (6 units)

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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