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Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

CRICOS 107271K
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

What is a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)?

A Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) covers fundamental knowledge and skills in accounting, finance, economics, information systems and law. Choose from seven elective subjects to focus on your career goals. Take advantage of Torrens University's global partner network with an industry placement.
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, giving you the opportunity to specialise in accounting and/or finance.  Gain hands-on experience with industry-leading software, including Xero, and you'll have the opportunity to become Xero-certified.

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Learning outcomes and Work-Integrated Learning

  • 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.
  • Undertake 120 hours of industry experience.
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
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

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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Future-proofed business
Our industry-integrated model means we have our finger on the pulse of the business world, giving participants access to the most up-to-date industry perspectives and practices.

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Their insights will help shape you into the next generation of business leaders.
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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: $79,977 - $118,960
  • Market Analyst
    Average salary: $95,168 - $140,000
  • Chief Financial Officer
    Average salary: $129,133 - $225,513
  • Entrepreneur
    Average salary: $100,772 - $139,070
Sammy van Diepen
Completing my Bachelor of Commerce degree at Torrens really helped to prepare me for my professional career. It not only enabled me to learn the fundamentals of accounting and finance, but also provided great opportunities throughout the degree to develop my soft skills and network.
Sammy Van Diepen
Bachelor of Commerce

Subjects and units

Delivered both on campus and online, this course comprises 17 core and 7 electives, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • 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 | 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
  • Economics | 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 | 50 hours of industry experience 
  • 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
  • Sport Marketing | SPO102
  • Industry Engagement Project | IND201A | 100 hours of industry experience
  • 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 & 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
  • Social Enterprise | SEN301

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. 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.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma of Business

    CRICOS 090282F

    5 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 year full time, 2 years part time, 2 trimesters accelerated
  • Bachelor of Commerce

    CRICOS 107271K

Postgraduate

  • Master courses ( 2 options )
    • Master of Professional Accounting

      CRICOS 095358F

      View course
    • Master of Professional Accounting Advanced

      CRICOS 090254K

      View course

Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

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 during your course. You’ll have the opportunity to leverage our work placement program with one of our acclaimed industry partners.

You can source Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, including placements, through our Careers Connect database, all vetted for quality and relevance by Torrens University’s Learning Facilitators.

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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.

Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent;

OR

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

OR

Successful completion of at least 0.25 EFTSL at AQF level 6, 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5 or above, or equivalent;

OR

Work-life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level which may include approval of prior study or successful completion of a readiness assessment.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. 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.

Successful completion of at least 0.25 EFTSL at AQF level 6, 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5 or above, or equivalent;

OR

Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent Senior Secondary qualification, or baccalaureate Diploma;

AND

Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirements may be available. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. 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 or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • 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?
  • 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?

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