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Bachelor of Accounting

Success in business is built on strong decision-making, understanding of performance and anticipation of future challenges. Accounting gives you the tools to achieve these attributes – whether you choose to work with an NGO, build up a sporting team or develop a corporate career.

The Bachelor of Accounting will not only prepare you to develop a career as a CPA or Chartered Accountant; it will also enable you to understand challenging business situations from the inside out and develop strategic responses.

As a graduate of the Southern Cross Bachelor of Accounting program, you will use your skills in management accounting, statistical analysis, portfolio management and risk, and apply your strong understanding of professional ethics and sustainability.

Undertaking a Bachelor of Accounting will give you the capabilities to improve the financial health of an entity in a diverse range of fields.

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 3002107
  • Course abbreviation: BAcc
  • Credit points: 288
  • Equivalent units: 24

Duration & Fees

ATAR

  • Indicative ATAR: 0

OP

  • Indicative OP: 0

International

General

  • Course code: 3002107
  • Course abbreviation: BAcc
  • Credit points: 288
  • Equivalent units: 24

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 3 years full-time
  • Fees:
    • Gold Coast - $25,200 ($3,150 per unit)
    • Lismore - $25,200 ($3,150 per unit)

CRICOS Code

Lismore 092940E
Gold Coast 092940E

Admission Requirements

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Reading5.5
Writing5.5
Listening5.5
Speaking5.5

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge for employment in areas such as tax, business consulting, business planning, business valuations, employee relations, estate and trust planning, forensic accounting and sustainability strategy development.

The Bachelor of Accounting is a pathway to many financial services positions in commercial banking, corporate finance, funds management and stockbroking, financial risk management, foreign exchange and investment banking. If your chosen career path is to become a licenced Financial Planner or Financial Adviser, you need to be aware that recent legislative changes in the finance industry now require new entrants to hold an Approved Degree. Southern Cross University is liaising with FASEA to develop and restructure its finance degrees to meet the new educational requirements.

For more information on Approved Degrees or educational pathways, please contact the Financial Advisor Standards Ethics Authority (FASEA) to confirm the educational accreditation requirements needed for your future career path.

Professional Recognition

Southern Cross University is fully accredited with the following professional bodies: 
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) 
  • CPA Australia 
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). 
This accreditation will enable graduates to enrol in CAANZ, CPA Australia and the IPA postgraduate programs. 

Subject to the choice of specific units, this degree fulfils the educational requirements for:

  • Registration as a BAS Agent and a Tax Agent by the Tax Practitioners Board.
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) RG146 accreditation.

With the new FASEA legislative requirements, the provision of ASIC RG146 accreditation will only remain in place up until December 2023. Note: ASIC RG146 accreditation is not a substitute/equivalent for FASEA accreditation.

If your chosen career path is to become a licenced Financial Planner or Financial Adviser, you need to be aware that recent FASEA legislative changes in the finance industry now require new entrants to hold an Approved Degree. Southern Cross University is liaising with FASEA to develop and restructure its finance degrees to meet the new educational requirements.

For more information on Approved Degrees or educational pathways, please contact the Financial Advisor Standards Ethics Authority (FASEA) to confirm the educational accreditation requirements needed for your future career path.

Major Areas of Study

The course includes core units in taxation, financial services, law, marketing and communication with elective units in advanced taxation, human resources, competitive strategy, business environment and law.

Assessment methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses, and examinations.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Intakes list:

Domestic intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE yes yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE yes yes yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
Domestic intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE yes yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE yes yes yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE yes yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE yes yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad

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