• 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 complete the 48 units of this major.


This major is incompatible with the Bachelor of Accounting.

 

Due to incompatibilities in courses, students in a combined program with law, who have taken LAWS1204 Contracts, LAWS2203 Corporations Law and LAWS4221 Income Tax towards the requirements of their law degree will need to select three courses other than BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law, BUSN2101 Law of Business Entities and BUSN3014 Principles of Taxation Law from the third list of courses under the Accounting Major.

 

Students in a combined program with law who wish to choose BUSN3014 from that list are able to do so if they have not completed LAWS4221. Students will meet the prerequisites of BUSN3014 by completing LAWS1204 and LAWS1201.

 

Students wishing to meet the education requirements for entry into CPA Australia’s CPA Program and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s Chartered Accountants Program (CA Program) must complete:

-       BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law (or LAWS1201 AND LAWS1204)

-       BUSN2101 Law of Business Entities (or LAWS2203)

-       BUSN3014 Principles of Taxation Law (or LAWS4221)

-       BUSN3002 Auditing

 

BUSN3002 Auditing is required for meeting the education entry requirements for the CA Program, but is optional for entry into the CPA program. However, 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. 

 

The completion of the following courses in the degree is also required to be eligible for entry into the CPA Program and the CA Program:

-       Business and Economic Essentials minor

-       FINM1001 Foundations of Finance

-       INFS2005 Accounting Information Systems

 

For further information, please see the full list of accredited courses required to meet the education requirements for entry into the CPA Program and the CA Program available on the CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand websites or contact them directly.

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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)

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