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Overview

  • 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 code 413021
QUT course code BS05
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 November, July, February
Note: Conditions apply for International students wishing to commence study in November. Contact bus@qut.edu.au for more information.
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
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CRICOS code 003491G
Careers
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Risk and Governance Consultant
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Funds Manager
  • Investment Manager
  • Property Development

Double degrees


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 analyst
• financial project manager
• forensic accountant
• investment manager
• 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.

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

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

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge
  • 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).

Guide to entry cut-offs

These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

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 major 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
  • 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
TOEFL iBT 90 20 20 20 20
Pearson PTE (Academic) 64 58 58 58 58
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 176 169 169 169 169
TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic, Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.

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

We offer English language courses 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.

Course fees

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

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

2018: $28,700 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

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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