Bachelor of Accounting

Why study the Bachelor of Accounting at UNE?

This course was previously known as the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).

Accounting is at the centre of business and finance - from tracking the flow of money to analysing financial activities - your skills are fundamental to making strategic business decisions and helping people stay in control of their money.

Our Bachelor of Accounting is accredited with CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Upon completion of the core units you will meet the entry requirements for these professional accounting bodies.

You will develop specialised knowledge of the accounting discipline, including technical skills and critical thinking. You will gain the skills to collect, measure, and communicate financial information in a range of situations (for example information for managers about which products are profitable, preparing financial statements or information for taxation).

This degree comprises a set of core units in introductory accounting, information systems, economics, finance, business and law that meet the entry requirements for the accounting professional bodies. In addition to the core, there are optional majors in Advanced Accounting, Agribusiness or Finance or you can choose elective units from other areas of the university.

The Advanced Accounting major gives you the opportunity to develop further skills in management accounting and information systems. You will also study fraud prevention and select units that introduce you to financial planning or finance so you prepare for the career you want.

If you see your career in a rural or regional accounting firm, the Agribusiness major will give you the skills to work with clients involved in farming, food production or agribusiness and includes units in farm and resource management and strategic planning.

The Finance major covers financial markets, portfolio management and international financial management. This major focusses on the study of domestic and global financial markets, investments and financing the firm.

As an alternative to these majors, the Bachelor of Accounting allows you to choose elective units from other disciplines across the University. You might choose a set of units that will equip you for a career in a particular industry. If your aim is to become an accountant in the film industry, for example, screen or media studies units might give you the edge you need. Combined with your core accounting accreditation units, computer science electives can equip you with complementary skills for a career in forensic accounting, accounting systems design or auditing IT systems. If you want some broader business skills, you can undertake management, marketing, human resource management or other units of your choice as electives. The Bachelor of Accounting gives you the flexibility to take your accounting qualification in the specific direction you choose.

Trimester 3 provides the opportunity to 'fast track' your degree. You can complete the Bachelor of Accounting in two years full time or four years part time if you choose elective units (rather than an additional major). This is the path for you if you want to complete your degree as soon as possible.

If you find that opportunities to work overseas arise while you are studying, UNE provides you with the flexibility you need to continue with your studies. With extensive experience offering accounting to students online, you can be confident of the quality of teaching and support you will receive wherever you are located.

This degree, previously known as the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), has been designed for students who want entry to the accounting professional bodies.

You can also study accounting in the Bachelor of Business.

Career Opportunities

UNE's Bachelor of Accounting will give you the technical and theoretical accounting knowledge as well as the analytical, communication and financial skills to succeed in a wide range of careers across all sectors. An accountant doesn't necessarily work in an accounting firm - retailers, charities and record labels all need accountants, just to name a few.

Career opportunities include:

Agribusiness Consultant

Accountant

Auditor

Tax Consultant

Forensic/Investigative Accountant

Corporate Finance

Financial Officer

Budget Analyst

Financial Institution Manager

Stockbroker

Financial Advisor

Financial Administration

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

3 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time

FEES

CSP
International

2016 ATAR / OP

72.55 / 12

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation BAcc
Course Type Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 061316G
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 3 Years Full-time
  • Up to 10 years Part-time
2016 ATAR 72.55
2016 OP 12
Fees CSP / International
Total Credit Points 144
How to Apply

New domestic students to UNE apply to study on-campus by Early Entry or through UAC or QTAC

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New domestic students to UNE apply to study off-campus direct to UNE and

Former or current domestic UNE students apply to study on or off campus direct to UNE

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International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International

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Intensive Schools

Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or

(b) hold an approved overseas qualification under the Articulations Programs; or

(c) hold an approved qualification from an Australian TAFE under the Articulation Programs.

Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

Recommended studies: Any two units of Mathematics. For some units in the economics, finance and quantitative statistics areas it is recommended that students have previously studied mathematics. Also Accounting, Economics and Business.

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

Students may undertake the Work Ready unit as an elective unit.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) or (c) shall be granted Block or Specified Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature, according to the relevant program of study under the Articulation Programs.

Academic Colours

Spectrum Orange (BCC 57)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Bachelor of Accounting in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or
(b) hold an approved overseas qualification under the Articulation Programs; or
(c) hold an approved qualification from an Australian TAFE under the Articulation Programs.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) or (c) shall be granted Block or Specified Advanced Standing, based on their admission to candidature, according to the relevant program of study under the Articulation Programs.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) three years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 144 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level and at least 36 credit points at 300-level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 90 cps
ONE Major 0 or 42 cps
Elective Units 12 or 54 cps
Total 144 cps

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Approved Majors

Advanced Accounting
Agribusiness
Finance

Articulation Programs

Overseas Articulation Programs

To view complete Program of Study Harbin Engineering University click here

To view complete Program of Study Huaiyin Institute of Technology click here

To view complete Program of Study Qingdao Technological University Qingdao College click here

To view complete Program of Study Rangsit University click here

To view complete Program of Study Shandong Institute of Business and Technology click here

To view complete Program of Study Technical and Vocational Training Corporation click here

To view complete Program of Study WUXI South Ocean College click here

Australian TAFE Articulation Programs

To view complete Program of Study TAFE NSW click here

Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements including one major shall be awarded the Bachelor of Accounting.

Exit Pathways

Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules candidates who discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Diploma in Business on completion of 48 credit points.
Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Diploma in Business who later decide to apply for re-admission will be subject to current course requirements of the Bachelor of Accounting. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University or external accreditation body requirements.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Procedures.

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Accounting offers a thorough and deep understanding of accounting concepts, methods and techniques for professional practice in the business world. It provides graduates an excellent opportunity to acquire both theoretical and technical knowledge plus practical skills in diverse contexts, as well as developing a vivid career in accounting within local and global settings. This course also builds a cemented foundation for further professional development to highly motivated graduates.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate broad knowledge of the accounting discipline, including technical knowledge, to facilitate a career in accounting and further professional development and professional practice;
  2. exercise judgement under supervision to solve routine accounting problems in straightforward contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives;
  3. apply integrated theoretical and technical accounting knowledge which includes a selection of auditing and assurance, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, commercial law, corporation law and taxation law;
  4. critically apply theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to execute routine accounting tasks;
  5. justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas in straightforward collaborative contexts involving both accountants and non-accountants; and
  6. reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Consolidate effective command in specialised knowledge of the accounting discipline, including technical skills and critical thinking, to facilitate a career in accounting and entry into further professional development and professional practice. Graduates will have an awareness of the global contexts and international developments within the accounting discipline and the implications of these for businesses and the profession. Graduates' discipline knowledge will cover the core curriculum areas in a global context.

Communication Skills

Communicate extensively to a range of stakeholders using appropriate and diverse written, verbal, numerical, statistical, graphical and visual methods. Develop interpersonal skills to articulate a lucid and independent exposure of technical knowledge and information as well as building rapport with clients, colleagues and others, whilst recognising the accountability and transparency of financial reporting and disclosure of adequate information in the accounting profession. Graduates will be able to demonstrate expertise of the generic skills as required by the CA ANZ, CPA Australia and IPA.

Problem Solving

Ability to explain and apply accounting standards, using advanced methods and sophisticated techniques in a variety of contexts, to identify problems and issues and formulate solutions within the professional area of accounting, both independently and as a member of a group. Exercise critical thinking and judgement for decision-making and solving emerging issues in accounting with intellectual independence and rigor.

Information Literacy

Competence in identifying accounting issues and problems. Capacity to collect, organise, analyse, present and critically evaluate relevant information using appropriate formats, methods and techniques for the accounting discipline, both in domestic and international contexts. Graduates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking when analysing the information they collect.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and importance of professional ethics and integrity required in the accounting discipline, including an awareness of relevant professional codes of conduct, strategies to identify and deal with unethical behaviour and of their professional responsibility towards clients, colleagues and the community as a whole. Graduates will be able to demonstrate professional integrity and ethical behaviour as required by the CA ANZ, CPA Australia and IPA. Graduates also become aware of the importance of current and emerging social and environmental issues as these apply to their accounting careers.

Lifelong Learning

Acquire skills to facilitate engagement in self-directed learning in the workforce or further study with personal strategies for lifelong professional development and practice, and own learning to acquire knowledge for multi-dimensional strategic and critical thinking. With own responsibility and accountability graduates will pursue learning both independently and cooperatively, and this continual development will enable them to respond appropriately to complex, unfamiliar and unexpected challenges in the dynamic business environment. Graduates will develop the capacity to incorporate feedback from external source and self-review to improve decision-making skills throughout their careers. They will also become familiar with the value systems and cultural perspectives of fellow students and the accounting profession.

Independence and Collaboration

Acquire the capacity to work independently and use feedback on past performance to improve future performance. Collaborate effectively in a team or group to achieve common goals and solve problems, take responsibility and use initiative to contribute to the group outcome. Graduates also become aware of the multicultural environment, acting with dignity and showing respect to other members of the group.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

New domestic students to UNE apply to study on-campus by Early Entry or through UAC or QTAC

For more information, click here

New domestic students to UNE apply to study off-campus direct to UNE and

Former or current domestic UNE students apply to study on or off campus direct to UNE

For more information, click here

International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International

For more information, click here

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