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Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

Graduate with a professional accounting qualification as well as contacts and experience gained through work placements and industry events.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
9
Selection
rank
81
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February, July and November
QTAC code
413021
CRICOS
003491G

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Highlights

  • Graduates who complete the accountancy major and the professional accountancy accreditation extension meet the academic entry requirements for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and enrolment in their respective professional programs.

  • Graduates are also eligible for exemptions in the qualifying program for membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

  • Students who complete specified units under the Regulation and Tax Extension will meet the academic entry requirements for registration as a Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

  • Experience a work placement with selected industry employers (if space is available on your individual study plan).

  • Build experience and first-hand knowledge through your final-year Capstone Project.

  • You can also study this major as part of QUT's new Bachelor of Business - International degree, which includes one year of compulsory overseas studies.

 

Highlights

  • Graduates who complete the accountancy major and the professional accountancy accreditation extension meet the academic entry requirements for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and enrolment in their respective professional programs.

  • Graduates are also eligible for exemptions in the qualifying program for membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

  • Students who complete specified units under the Regulation and Tax Extension will meet the academic entry requirements for registration as a Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

  • Experience a work placement with selected industry employers (if space is available on your individual study plan).

  • Build experience and first-hand knowledge through your final-year Capstone Project.

  • You can also study this major as part of QUT's new Bachelor of Business - International degree, which includes one year of compulsory overseas studies.

 

Why choose this course?

If advising business in today's dynamic world sounds like an interesting challenge, then accountancy is the right career for you.
 
In fact, an accounting qualification is the ideal platform for success in any business career. The accountancy major together with the professional accountancy accreditation extension prepares students for a career in one of the most respected business professions.

In this course you will develop accounting discipline knowledge, critical and analytical thinking, and problem-solving and communication skills. Discipline units focus on financial and management accounting requirements, specialised applications in company accounting, audit and assurance, tax and company regulation. Key accounting concepts and knowledge are developed throughout the entire major as students learn about contemporary issues facing modern businesses.

To complement the accountancy major students can complete secondary study areas in superannuation and wealth management, regulation and tax, and forensics.

Accounting is an interesting and in-demand profession. Accredited accountants are highly employable and enjoy the benefits of an interesting profession recognised throughout the world.

Real-world learning

We will provide you with opportunities to network with accounting professionals throughout your degree with a variety of industry engagement events such as the Boardroom Seminar Series, Big 4 Roadshow and Mid-Tier Mixer. These events are designed to make you job ready from day one.

You will integrate all of your knowledge in the final-year capstone project. In this simulation, you act as a professional consultant and solve unstructured problems similar to those you will encounter in your career, gaining hands-on experience working in teams to research issues and develop practical solutions.

What to expect

There are so many options available to you when you study accountancy, with dynamic careers now available in consulting, forensic accounting and business analytics. Due to technological advances many basic accounting functions are becoming automated, allowing accountants more time to analyse and understand data and provide specialised advice to influence business decisions.

In this course you will work on real world examples, engage with industry professionals from day one and be academically eligible for professional recognition upon graduation.

Graduates who complete the accountancy major and the professional accounting accreditation extension will meet the academic entry requirements for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and enrolment in their respective professional programs.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Knowledge in professional accounting (the accountancy major plus the professional accountancy accreditation extension) will set you up for a career in any accounting firm, large or small. Accountants work in commerce and industry, public or chartered accounting firms, government organisations or as individual practitioners. Many chief executive officers and board directors have an accountancy degree. Explore accounting options in a range of industries, work for national or international organisations, or launch your career in the growth area of business analysis.

Professional accountants are in increasing demand nationally and internationally by organisations throughout commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Professional recognition

Graduates who complete the accountancy major and the professional accountancy accreditation extension meet the academic component of requirements for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and enrolment in their respective professional programs. Graduates are also eligible for exemptions in the qualifying program for membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Graduates who complete only the accountancy major will need to do additional units after graduation to meet these professional requirements.

Students who complete specified units under the Regulation and Tax Extension will meet the academic entry requirements for registration as a Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Possible careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Risk and Governance Consultant
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chartered Tax Adviser
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Wealth Management Consultant

Requirements

OP 9
Rank 81

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
BS05
QTAC code
413021
CRICOS code
003491G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 3 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • February, July and November Conditions apply for International students wishing to commence study in November. Contact bus@qut.edu.au for more information.
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths A, B or C

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 7
Selection rank 86
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 12
Selection rank 73
OP 9
Selection rank 81

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

OP
9
Rank
81
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: CSP $11,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $29,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Corporate Partners in Excellence (CPIE) Scholarship - commencing students

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study a Bachelor of Business.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Business Academic Excellence Scholarship

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study business.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Laurie Cowled Indigenous Scholarships for Business Students

A scholarship for current undergraduate Indigenous female students studying business.

Scholarship eligibility
Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent; Struggling financially; Women

Triple Crown Scholarship

A scholarship for future international students who want to study business.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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