Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Commerce

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 068241K

Level of study: Undergraduate


Strengthen your business qualification with communication, research and analytical skills developed in the arts degree.

As part of the Bachelor of Arts, you can choose to study from a range of units in the liberal arts fields such as psychology, economics, digital journalism or literature studies.

As part of the Bachelor of Commerce, you can choose to specialise in accounting, marketing or human resource management. An innovative range of business minors from data analytics and entrepreneurship through to international business is offered at the Brisbane, North Sydney and Melbourne campuses.

Pursue a career in accounting, advertising, HRM, marketing, policy administration or financial analyst.

Professional experience

A requirement of the degree is a Community Engagement unit where students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 35-70 hours.

Students may elect to enrol in a Professional Experience unit involving professional placement within a business organisation (in the relevant discipline area) over a period of 105 hours (not available for the accounting major in commerce).


Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • accounting firms
  • advertising
  • employment relations
  • financial management
  • human resource management
  • international trade and investment
  • marketing management
  • marketing research
  • personal investment
  • policy administration
  • retailing and wholesaling

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
29,664 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 1,18,656; Unit fee: 3,708
Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.0 Individual score of: 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening

ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 169 Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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