Course details

CRICOS course code: 066343J

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Want to learn invaluable skills? Regardless of the economic climate, a degree in accounting provides solid business skills you'll use for a lifetime.

Carefully co-designed with leading industry experts, our Bachelor of Accounting will teach you core skills across every aspect of business, including cost accounting, financial accounting, professional accounting software, accounting information systems, auditing, taxation, finance and law. You can also explore your interests through electives in a range of exciting areas, including digital business and data analytics.

Learn from world-class teachers and work towards your professional membership. Our Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)1.

You'll have the opportunity for an internship with leading organizations, including the Big Four international firms and the Australian Taxation Office 2. Get real-world experience, develop your professional networks and plan for career success.

You'll learn:

Financial and management accounting

Recognize and apply the accounting principles that govern the preparation, presentation and communication of accounting information.

Auditing

Understand concepts involved in the auditing process and integrate them with practical applications.

Tax

Examine Commonwealth income tax legislation and the implications of income tax on individuals and businesses.

Business law

Investigate the core principles of contract and consumer protection law, property law and negligence.

Economics and finance

Learn a variety of economic concepts and how they're applied in business and policy-making.

Statistics

Explore the relationship between businesses, financial systems and the wider world.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Career Outcomes

Use your accounting skills in a diverse range of roles in commercial and public sector organisations, including:

General accountant

Manage accounting records, financial statements and tax returns for individuals, companies, trusts and super funds.

Management accountant

Analyse and manage the accounting records and financial statements of businesses. Ensure they're consistent with reporting standards.

Tax specialist

Examine taxes owed and prepare tax returns that comply with reporting and payment requirements.

Corporate accountant

Maintain a firm's financial records to ensure they comply with laws, regulations and internal policies. Provide financial advice and help to create budgets.

Financial auditor

Ensure banks and other financial institutions comply with laws and regulations.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Depending on campus, students may be required to complete specific electives in order to graduate with the CPA Australia and CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details.

Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
34,200 Per Year 01 Mar 2021
19 Jul 2021
08 Nov 2021
3 years Full time La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia

Entry criteria

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL iBT: Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

PTE Academic: Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50

C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component

Address

La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
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