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Guide to entry thresholds

OP8

Rank84

Course information set

  • Graduates who complete the accountancy major and the professional accountancy accreditation extension meet the academic component of requirements for membership of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, 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.

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

  • 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.

 

QTAC course code413021
QUT course code BS05
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Start month 2017 & 2018 February, July
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
Course contact
  • Email:
CRICOS code 003491G
Careers
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Risk and Governance Consultant
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Planner and Wealth Management Consultant
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Funds Manager
  • Investment Manager
  • Property Development
  • Stockbroker

Details

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 professional accreditation 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, problem solving skills, and critical and analytical thinking are developed throughout the entire major as students learn about contemporary issues facing modern businesses.

With further studies you can learn more about issues facing modern businesses such as 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 also provide you with opportunities to network with accounting professionals throughout your degree with a variety of industry engagement events such as the Pitcher Partner Seminar Series, the Deloitte Boardroom Seminar Series and the Forensic Accounting Careers Fair. 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.

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 financial accounting options in a range of industries, work for national or international organisations, or launch your career in the growth area of superannuation.

Our graduates work in positions such as:

• business analyst
• business risk and governance consultant
• certified practising accountant
• chartered accountant
• chartered tax adviser
• chief financial officer
• financial advisor/analyst
• financial planner
• financial project manager
• forensic accountant
• investment manager
• stockbroker
• wealth management consultant.

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).

Course combinations

Extend your accountancy major with additional accounting units, or combine it with studies in professional accounting, regulation and tax, forensics, superannuation and wealth management, quantitative economics or finance.

Your other accounting option is to gain specialist knowledge by studying the regulation and tax extension or superannuation and wealth management minor - preparing you for a career in tax and financial planning for individuals.

Specialising with a forensics minor enables you to work in various areas such as business valuations, insurance claims, corporate fraud investigation and prevention, commercial dispute resolution, cybercrime and litigation defence services. Forensics is an exciting profession and a new growth area in accounting with more firms providing these specialised services.

 

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

Your degree at a glance

Year 1

Academically, you will build a base of broad business knowledge through the core units, covering all areas of business from finance and economics through to marketing and electronic business. Generic skills in all areas will enhance your understanding of how businesses operate within the commercial and legal environment. Start your accountancy major in second semester with a focus on financial reporting and disclosure.

Year 2

You will learn how to interpret financial information and reports and gain skills in using this information for business decision making. Practical experience in using software such as MYOB and Accounting Information Systems Cycles will complement your theoretical knowledge in corporate reporting and product costing. You can start to build your professional networks and find out more about the corporate world that awaits you at boardroom seminars. You’ll also start to shape your career with the selection of a second study area.

Year 3

You will draw on the knowledge gained through your major to solve real-world accounting problems such as preparing a tax return or analysing the financial statements of a client business. You’ll also investigate how auditors report on the financial statements of companies, individuals and trusts. For the best chance of a top job to launch your career, attend graduate recruitment events on campus or take a work placement with one of our industry partners.

 

Accountancy major units

  • Financial accounting
  • Accounting systems and technologies
  • Audit and assurance
  • Company accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Financial accounting issues
  • Taxation law
  • Accountancy capstone

 

Recommended complementary study areas

Extension options

  • Professional accountancy accreditation (required for CPA/CA)
  • Regulation and tax

Accountancy minor options

  • Forensics
  • Superannuation and wealth management

Additional minor options

  • Applied economics
  • Quantitative economics
  • Finance
  • Management

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 8

Rank 84

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

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

  • Maths A, B or C
  • English

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

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: CSP $10800 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2017: CSP $10600 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay 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 and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (413021) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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