Bachelor of Commerce

Why study the Bachelor of Commerce at UNE?

The Bachelor of Commerce is designed solely for those students wanting a qualification in financial planning. This degree offeres only one major - financial planning.

The Bachelor of Commerce is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to be an expert practitioner in your chosen field of financial planning. You will undertake authentic learning activities that enable you to apply discipline knowledge to work based scenarios. You will graduate with a portfolio of work demonstrating your business acumen across a range of industry and organisational contexts. The course will develop your communication, inter-personal, problem-solving and decision-making skills to enable you to develop and lead ethical, social and environmental solutions to meet a range of business challenges.

In your major, you will complete a suite of units in financial planning, which are taught by experts with industry experience. The core units of this degree (accounting, economics, ethics, management and marketing) will give you a strong foundation in business. We use real business case studies to analyse business data, strategy and management practices. Our units use current business research and industry experts to develop an understanding of regional and global business trends. We value what you already know about the world of business and through our program of study help you to take your learning beyond university into your chosen career.

When you graduate, your financial planning major will be identified on your testamur and transcript.

Career Opportunities

You will graduate from a Bachelor of Commerce as a flexible business professional with specialist skills in financial planning.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

3 Years Full-time
Up to 6 years Part-time

FEES

Commonwealth Supported Place

2018 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 3, Online

Official Abbreviation BCom
Course Type Undergraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Course Duration
  • 3 Years Full-time
  • Up to 6 years Part-time
Fees Commonwealth Supported Place
Total Credit Points 144
How to Apply

All domestic students apply through the link below

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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 AQF Level 5 Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline* from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO); or

(c) hold an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline* from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO); or

(d) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline* from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and at least four years' full-time equivalent relevant professional experince**; or

(e) hold an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline* from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and at least three years' full-time equivalent relevant professional experience**.

Applicants applying under Rules (d) or (e) must submit two referee reports from employers or senior colleagues (on company letterhead) and a resume.

*Relevant discipline will include financial planning or any other discipline approved by the course coordinator.

**Relevant professional experience refers to a position of responsibility in any organisational or industry context that is consistent with the AQF Level 5 or 6 qualification completed by the candidate.

Advanced Standing

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

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) shall be granted a maximum of 48 credit points of Block Advanced Standing, consisting of 48 credit points Unspecified at 100-level, based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 48 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

Candidates admitted under Rule (c) shall be granted a maximum of 72 credit points of Block Advanced Standing, consisting of 48 credit points of Unspecified at 100-level and 24 credit points Unspecified at 200-level, based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 24 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

Candidates admitted under Rule (d) or (e) shall be granted a maximum of 84 credit points of Block Advanced Standing, consisting of 48 credit points of Unspecified at 100-level and 36 credit points at 200-level, based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 12 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree or relevant professional experience on which admission was based.

Academic Colours

Peacock Blue (BCC 120)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Bachelor of Commerce in 2018.

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 AQF Level 5 Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline* from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO); or
(c) hold an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline* from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO); or
(d) hold and AQF Level 5 Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline* from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and at least four years' full-time equivalent professional experience**; or
(e) hold an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline* from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and at least three years' full-time equivalent relevant professional experience**.

Applicants applying under Rules (d) or (e) must submit two referee reports from employers or senior colleagues (on company letterhead) and a resume.

* Relevant discipline will include financial planning or any other discipline approved by the course coordinator.
** Relevant professional experience refers to a position of responsibility in any organisation or industry context that is consistent with the AQF Level 5 or 6 qualification completed by the candidate.

Advanced Standing

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

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) shall be granted a maximum of 48 credit points of Block Advanced Standing, consisting of 48 credit points Unspecified at 100-level, based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 48 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

Candidates admitted under Rule (c) shall be granted a maximum of 72 credit points of Block Advanced Standing, consisting of 48 credit points Unspecified at 100-level and 24 credit points Unspecified at 200-level, based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 24 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

Candidates admitted under Rule (d) or (e) shall be granted a maximum of 84 credit points of Block Advanced Standing, consisting of 48 credit points Unspecified at 100-level and 36 credit points at 200-level, based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 12 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree or relevant professional experience on which admission was based.

Period of Candidature

For candidates admitted under Rule (a), the period of candidature shall be:
(a) three years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to six years as a part-time candidate.

For candidates admitted under Rule (b), the period of candidature shall be:
(a) two years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to five years as a part-time candidate.

For candidates admitted under Rule (c), (d) or (e), the period of candidature shall be:
(a) one and a half years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to four 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, at least 36 credit points at 300-level and with not more than 18 credit points at 400-level.

Program of Study

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

For candidates admitted under Rule (a)
Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 48 cps
Complete One Major 48 cps
Listed Units 36 cps
Elective Units 12 cps
Total 144 cps

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For candidates admitted under Rule (b)
Course Structure Credit Points
Block Advanced Standing 48 cps
Core Units 48 cps
Complete One Major 30 cps
Elective Units 18 cps
Total 144 cps

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For candidates admitted under Rule (c)
Course Structure Credit Points
Block Advanced Standing 72 cps
Core Units 48 cps
Complete One Major 12 cps
Elective Units 12 cps
Total 144 cps

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For candidates admitted under Rules (d) or (e)
Course Structure Credit Points
Block Advanced Standing 84 cps
Core Units 48 cps
Complete One Major 12 cps
Total 144 cps

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Approved Majors

Financial Planning

Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Commerce.

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 Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Commerce is a flexible degree which aims to develop contemporary professionals with a broad education in all the key areas of business, including accounting, economics, ethics, management and marketing. The course develops students' problem-solving and decision-making skills to help diagnose, analyse and solve real-world business problems. Students engage in collaborative activities that will enhance their ability to communicate persuasively with a range of stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of key business theories and processes and the ability to apply these in various business or professional contexts;
  2. use cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders;
  3. apply critical and creative thinking to analyse complex real-world business problems and synthesise materials from a variety of sources in identifying solutions;
  4. identify relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse data and complex business-related issues;
  5. evaluate and demonstrate judgement in formulating responses to complex, social, cultural and ethical issues;
  6. demonstrate a preparedness to engage in continuous learning and reflection to help inform professional practice; and
  7. demonstrate ability to work independently and collaboratively with others to generate solutions to business problems.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Knowledge of a discipline is taught, practised and assessed in all units. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of key business and management theory and apply knowledge in business contexts to solve business problems. Students will also demonstrate a detailed understanding of the global environment in which business is conducted. Students will learn through independent research, interaction with unit materials, unit coordinators and fellow students, and be assessed using case analysis of both hypothetical and real-world examples, analysing and applying theory to a workplace, theory-based assignments and via multiple assessment modes.

Communication Skills

Communication skills are taught, practised and assessed throughout this course. Students will utilise cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders. Students will develop oral, written and presentation skills relevant to business contexts through assessments such as essays and oral presentations.

Problem Solving

This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course using scenarios requiring students to use cognitive and critical thinking skills to identify business issues, and to analyse and evaluate the relevant theories and concepts to construct business solutions.

Information Literacy

Information literacy is taught, practised and assessed through the course as students need to identify, evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse complex business-related issues.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Throughout the course, ethical conduct and social responsibility is taught, practised and assessed. Students need to reflect on the principles of professional and social responsibility and apply these to a range of ethical issues and scenarios. This is assessed through evaluation and analysis of reflective based and scenario based assessment tasks.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is taught and assessed in this course through reflective tasks that encourage analysis of professional experience, and appreciation of the business as a dynamic discipline.

Independence and Collaboration

This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed in this course. Students are required to work independently and complete learning and assessment activities that require self-directed learning and initiative. Students are also required to collaborate in a variety of learning and assessment tasks throughout the course.

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