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Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

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Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

What is a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)?

A Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) covers fundamental knowledge and skills in the key areas of accounting, finance, economics, quantitative analysis, information systems, and business and taxation law. A commerce degree provides a global perspective and work-oriented educational experience, establishing best practice for a long-term professional career.
This degree is endorsed by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia. It’s designed to meet the global demand for high-quality commerce graduates, providing you with the opportunity to specialise in accounting and/or finance. The course includes an industry placement as well as an opportunity to undertake a global learning experience with a partner institution. The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) consists of 24 subjects: 17 core subjects and 7 elective subjects to specialise in Accounting, Finance or both. Industry is embedded in our curriculum. You will get hands-on experience with industry-leading software used in the industry, including Xero, and you'll have the opportunity to become Xero-certified.

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Learning outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of investments at corporate and shareholder levels.
  • Develop theoretical knowledge while working with real-life practical examples.
  • Understand the inner workings of business information systems.
  • Gain or enhance your management and leadership skills.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

With a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) qualification, you’ll gain a global perspective on business blended with a thorough understanding of the local environment. This will put you in prime position to pursue a career in accounting, finance and management.

Potential career paths

  • Accountant
    Average salary: $78,731 - $116,452
  • Market Analyst
    Average salary: $88,500 - $122,270
  • Chief Financial Officer
    Average salary: $129,500 - $213,250
  • Entrepreneur
    Average salary: $129,500
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Subjects and units

This course comprises of 24 subjects, which includes 17 core subjects and 7 elective subjects. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives

Requirements

These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select two 100 level electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Business Communications | BIZ101
  • Understanding People and Organisations | BIZ102
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS100
  • Information Systems Project Management Planning | PRO100
  • Accounting for Decision Making | BIZ201
  • Business Finance | FIN201

Requirements

These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select two 100 or 200 level electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Accounting Processes and Cloud Technologies | ACC201
  • Business Statistics | STA201
  • Eonomics | ECO201
  • Contemporary Financial Accounting | ACC202
  • Management Accounting for Planning and Control | ACC203
  • Database Fundamentals | MIS201

Requirements

These five core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select three 300 level electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Business and Corporations Law | LAW301
  • Company Accounting | ACC304
  • Taxation Law | LAW302
  • Work Integrated Learning | WIL300
  • Auditing | ACC305

Requirements

Choose two elective subjects below in year one and two and choose three elective subject below in year three.

Elective subjects

  • Industry Skills Project | IND101A
  • Customer Experience Management | BIZ104
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship | ENT101
  • Venture Ideation | ENT102
  • Introduction to Events | EVN101
  • Event Concepts and Design | EVT101A
  • Information Systems for Business | MIS101
  • Data and Networking | MIS102
  • Consumer Behaviour | MKG102
  • Marketing Fundamentals | MKT101A
  • Understanding Advertising | MKT102A
  • Integrated Marketing Communications | MKT103A
  • Introduction to Sport Management | SPO101
  • Sports Marketing | SPO102
  • Industry Engagement Project | IND201A
  • The Business Environment | BIZ202
  • Sales and Negotiation Strategies | ENT201
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurs | ENT203
  • Event Management and Operations | EVT201A
  • Event Venue Management | EVT207A
  • Strategic Human Resource Management | HRM200
  • Project Management | MGT201A
  • Principles of Programming | MIS200
  • App, Web Design and Development | MIS202
  • Micro-services Architecture Cloud and Web IS | MIS203
  • Business-2-Business Marketing | MKG201
  • Digital Marketing Communications | MKG203
  • Marketing and Audience Research | MKT202A
  • Organisational Creativity and Innovation | BIZ301
  • Lean Business Start-up | ENT301
  • Ethics and Sustainability | MGT301A
  • Strategic Management | MGT302A
  • System Analysis and Design | MIS300
  • Cybersecurity (Advanced) | MIS311
  • Agile Business Analysis (Advanced) | MIS312
  • Professional Ethics | MIS303
  • Marketing Strategy | MKT301A

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

An important element of this course is the placement of the students with an endorsed host organisation. Work placements provide a valuable resource for you to develop hands-on practical experience to ensure you graduate confident and job-ready. A key task will be the completion of a reflective journal covering the experience and the identification and analysis of key learning outcomes.

Gain professional experience

Complete 120 hours of real-world, relevant experience through our work placement program with one of our acclaimed industry partners.

CPA Australia
Australian HR Institute
Australian Red Cross
GBA Projects
B Lab Australia New Zealand
Keylend
Educate Plus
Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia
Project Management Institute
AML

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.

Pass in Year 12 General Mathematics and English (or above)

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4 or above)

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.

The below is an alternative option.

Work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
Pass in Year 12 General Mathematics (or above).
Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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