Bachelor of Accounting - CQ01

CQUniversity Australia

Course details

CRICOS course code: 003386G

Level of study: Undergraduate


Kick-start your accounting career with the Bachelor of Accounting. As well as providing you with an accredited accounting degree, you also have the opportunity to pursue a career in financial planning. The financial planning major is industry accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) allowing you to forge your career in the industry. Alternatively, you may opt to tailor your studies by completing a major or minors from a number of other business and non-business disciplines.

The Bachelor of Accounting supports you in discovering how to use accounting to understand business reality and be relevant in a 'digitally disrupted' accounting and business world; and in this way change your own lives and those around you. We do this by creating for you interactive and collaborative places so that, wherever you are, you can learn actively on our campuses across Australia and online in a personal, flexible way as part of your total life.

The Bachelor of Accounting provides you with a degree that is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and meets the associate membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Depending on the electives you choose, you may also be eligible to apply for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board (after meeting the Board's requirements for practical experience). Graduates are also eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the member level.

As well as providing you with an accredited accounting degree, you also have the opportunity of completing a major (or one or two minors) from a number of other business and non-business disciplines.

Online option is also available.


You are required to complete a total of 24 units including 16 core units, and eight units from a choice of 12 majors in Digital Media, Financial Planning, Geography and Environmental Studies, History, Human Resources Management, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Property, Psychology, or Public Relations. You may choose to complete one or two four-unit minors in a selection of these disciplines rather than an eight-unit major.


Upon completion of the Bachelor of Accounting, you may find employment opportunities in the local, national and global business, accounting or finance sectors in roles such as:

  • Auditing and assurance
  • Banking
  • Business consultancy
  • Financial planning
  • Forensic accounting
  • Professional accountancy
  • Taxation

Internships Available

Business Internship (BUSN12001) - Students wishing to undertake work integrated learning need to take BUSN19024 as a compulsory unit and BUSN12001 (equivalent to two elective units).

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
29,130 Per Year
Read moreTerm fee: 14,565
Expected Nov 2020 Self study / online (without attendance)
Read moreFull time: 3 years; Part time: 6 years
Melbourne Campus
120 Spencer Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent).

English language proficiency

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or

An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or

Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or

Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.


Rockhampton City Campus
114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700
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