Bachelor of Accounting

Lyons College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0101915

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) is designed to align with the core Vision of Lyons College, and to develop graduates who have:

• A breadth of insight into current scholarly approaches to accounting, finance, statistics, forecasting and risk management.

• The requisite skills and attributes to meet evolving business challenges.

Graduates of the Lyons College Bachelor of Accounting course will be thoroughly prepared for a broad range of career opportunities, both within Australia and internationally.


The Bachelor of Business with the Accounting major is accredited by:

• CPA Australia

• CA ANZ – Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to apply for Associate membership of CPA Australia and for Provisional membership of CA ANZ. You will also be eligible to apply for entry into the CPA Program of CPA Australia and the CA Program of the CA ANZ.


The course is expected to achieve dual intended outcomes for students: first, to offer a comprehensive program that contains an appropriate balance of general and specialised knowledge and skills to produce well-rounded graduates; and second, to foster a range of transferable skills that will enhance graduate employability. These include critical thinking, financial literacy, communication skills, teamwork and relevant technical skills.

Lyons College’s intention for the course is to produce graduates who know how to be critically informed on technical and general issues, and have a flexible and mature approach that allows them to adapt to the particularities of the environments they find themselves in. The knowledge and skills developed will allow students to solve complex problems and communicate suggestions that are responsive to the contexts and communities in which they work.

Lyons College Bachelor of Accounting graduates are expected to find employment across the corporate sector, industry, government and in non-profit organisations, among others.

This degree is expected to offer potential employment opportunities in the following fields:

• Financial accountant: Financial decision-making through collecting, analysing, investigating, and reporting financial data

• Management accountant: Budgeting and assisting organisations to improve profitability and growth

• Business finance analyst: Analysing and summarising financial data to anticipate possible future risks and possibilities and suggesting mechanisms for mitigating any risks and to provide information to executives, managers and stakeholders to assist them in making financial decisions

• Business Consultancy: Improving the overall performance of a business by assessing its weaknesses and proposing solutions

• Auditing Consultancy or Auditor: Protecting a company’s assets and quality by ensuring compliance with internal and external control procedures and regulations

• Tax Advisory: Providing advice to individual or business clients to ensure they manage their legally required taxation obligations.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
16,800 Per Year
Read more8,400 (Per Trimester); Enrolment Fee: 250
18 Jul 2022
14 Nov 2022
3 years
Full time
Lyons College
Level 4/303 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Applicants with higher education study

Successful completion of at least one year of a higher education course at an Australian higher education provider (at AQF level 7) within the last 10 years.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Successful completion of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) award at Certificate IV or higher at an Australian Registered Training Organization (or equivalent) or higher education provider (within the last 10 years).

Applicants with work and life experience

Lyons College will not consider work experience alone as a prerequisite for admission.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) with required minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 60 or successful completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points.

English Proficiency Requirement

IELTS (Academic): overall score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent

TOEFL (internet based): Overall score 60-78 with minimum scores: Reading 12, Listening 11, Speaking 17, Writing 20;

Pearson (PTE Academic): Overall 50 (with no score less than 46)

Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill


Lyons College
Level 4/303 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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