Accounting
(CRICOS Course Code 0101271)

Program Aim

Students who complete an Accounting Major will obtain the foundational skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce as an accountant. This is a dynamic career option, because the role of accountants in business has shifted in recent years, from a strictly financial focus to more strategic work, supporting corporate governance. Additionally, accountants are now often required to have specialised knowledge of information systems.

Students who complete an Accounting Major will be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Program Progression Rules

To complete the Bachelor of Business program, the student would need to complete 24 courses in the following order:

Single Major (Accounting)
  • 8 First year common core courses (100 Level)
  • 10 Courses in chosen Major – at least 5 out of 10 courses must be at 300 level
  • 4 Courses in chosen Minor – at least 2 out of 4 courses must be at 300 level (To complete a Minor, students are required to successfully complete all four of the required courses in their chosen Minor. If no Minor is chosen, in this program students are allowed to choose 6 elective courses.)
  • 2 Elective courses

Core Courses (Level 100 Courses)

Course Code Course Title Credit Points
BUSC101 Communication in Business 12
ACCT101 Foundations of Accounting 12
ECON101 Business Economics 12
ITIS101 IT and Business Processes 12
MKTG101 Marketing 12
MGMT101 Management 12
LAWS101 Fundamentals of Business Law 12
BUSS101 Business Statistics 12

Core Courses for Accounting Major

Course Code Course Title Credit Points
level 200 ACCT201 Management Accounting 12
ACCT202 Financial Accounting 12
ACCT203 Corporate Accounting 12
FINC201 Fundamentals of Finance 12
BUSE201 Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 12
level 300 ACCT301 Auditing 12
ACCT302 Management Control Systems 12
ACCT303 Accounting Systems 12
ACCT304 Taxation 12
ACCT305 Accounting Theory and Issues 12

Accounting Major

First Year (Semester One of Six)

BUSC101 Communication in Business
ACCT101 Foundations of Accounting
ECON101 Business Economics
ITIS101 IT and Business Processes

First Year (Semester Two of Six)

MKTG101 Marketing
MGMT101 Management
LAWS101 Fundamentals of Business Law
BUSS101 Business Statistics

Second Year (Semester Three of Six)

ACCT201 Management Accounting
ACCT202 Financial Accounting
Minor Course 1
Elective Course 1

Second Year (Semester Four of Six)

ACCT203 Corporate Accounting
FINC201 Fundamentals of Finance
BUSE201 Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
Minor Course 2

Third Year (Semester Five of Six)

ACCT301 Auditing
ACCT302 Management Control Systems
ACCT303 Accounting Systems
Minor Course 3

Third Year (Semester Six of Six)

ACCT304 Taxation
ACCT305 Accounting Theory and Issues
Minor Course 4
Elective Course 4

Bachelor of Business – Possible Minors

ACCT201 Management Accounting 12
FINC201 Fundamentals of Finance 12
ACCT303 Accounting Systems 12
ACCT304 Taxation 12
HOST201 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 12
HOST202 Hospitality Asset and Operations Management 12
HOST301 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing 12
HOST302 Services and Experience Management 12
ISBS201 Communications and Networks 12
ISBS202 Programming Concepts 12
ISBS301 Web Technologies 12
ISBS302 e-Business Solutions 12
MGMT201 Organisational Behaviour 12
MGMT202 Cross Cultural Management 12
MGMT301 Strategic Management 12
MGMT302 Leadership and Change Management 12

Elective Courses

The students would be allowed to choose elective courses from the courses available/offered in Bachelor of Business at the Institute. Any available/offered courses could be chosen provided they are not part of the chosen Major or Minor

Double Major (without Accounting as one of the majors)

  • 8 First year common core courses (100 Level)
  • 10 Courses in chosen Major – at least 5 out of 10 courses must be at 300 level
  • 8 Courses in second chosen Major – at least 4 out of 8 courses must be at 300 level

Double Major (with Accounting as one of the majors)

  • 8 First year common core courses (100 Level)
  • 8 Courses in first chosen Major – at least 4 out of 8 courses must be at 300 level
  • 8 Courses in second chosen Major – at least 4 out of 8 courses must be at 300 level

Note: Students who choose to undertake a double major, incorporating a major in Accounting, must undertake an additional two courses of study, meaning that their degree will comprise 26 courses.