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.


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
Course duration
3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated
Start date
12 Sep 2022

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.

Career paths

  • Accountant
  • Market Analyst
  • Banker
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Career paths
    • Accountant
    • Market Analyst
    • Banker
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Entrepreneur

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.

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.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives
Complete the 6 core subjects listed below. Additionally, you’re required to select two 100 level electives from the electives tab.
  • Business Communications | BIZ101
    The aim of this subject is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enhance your personal effectiveness, employability, and academic success. This subject introduces you to the concepts of business communications and transferable academic skills. You will examine the different stakeholders and communication contexts which occur in the internal and external business environment, developing the skills and knowledge to effectively interpret and deliver messages in a variety of business situations. This subject will provide you with essential business skills in information literacy, presenting, writing, academic integrity and the use of technology.
  • Understanding People and Organisations | BIZ102
    The aim of this subject is to develop an understanding of modern organisations, their structure and how people collaborate within these structures to achieve the organisation’s strategic objectives and deal with the uncertainty of the 21st Century economy. This knowledge will form a foundation of theoretical knowledge about organisational behaviour that will be built on in future subjects. Moreover, it will develop the student’s emotional intelligence and the understanding of their strengths and their application in the business context. These learning objectives will be achieved through a mixture of theoretical readings, class discussions and group projects focusing on how theoretical concepts apply to the work environment. Additionally, reflective journals will be used to apply theory to develop the students own professional capability.
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS100
    This subject is designed to prepare students for a career in a business information systems field as a Business Analyst (BA). They will gain insight into organisation and functions of a modern computer and communication and software components that support it. Through awareness of potential and limitations of systems and technologies students will work with testing and verifying data, develop confidence and competence in ability to understand, analyse, and apply information technology. The principles and importance of the agile methodology will be applied to the BA space.
  • Information Systems Project Management Planning | PRO100
    Students will be introduced to knowledge, tools, and techniques to manage projects successfully through a project life cycle, and to the language used by practitioners in conjunction with the terminology recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Explore PM knowledge areas and process groups of PMBOK guide. Examine how the dimensions of project management interact in initiating (scoping), planning, executing (launching), monitoring and controlling, and closing a project.
  • Accounting for Decision Making | BIZ201
    The subject aims to provide non-accounting students with a broad, business-based introduction to the conceptual foundations of accounting and finance. The use of management accounting information assists in key areas of planning, controlling, reporting, and decision making. It introduces students to basic concepts and functions of the balance sheet, profit and loss statements, cash flow statements, techniques for analysing financial statements investment decisions, full costing and opportunity costing analysis and managing working capital.
  • Business Finance | FIN201
    This subject provides an introduction to financial management and the basic financial mathematics required to understand how various financial instruments are priced. The subject acts as a steppingstone for more advanced finance subjects. You will learn the role of corporate finance and governance, financial mathematics and its vast applications in the pricing of various securities, basic statistics underpinning the risk and return relationship, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure and dividend policy. The subject also exposes you to practical applications using scientific calculator and Microsoft Excel to conduct financial analysis.
Complete the 6 core subjects listed below. Additionally, you’re required to select two 100 or 200 level electives from the electives tab.
  • Accounting Processes and Cloud Technologies | ACC201

    The primary aim of this subject is to develop expertise in the accumulation, processing and presentation of financial information in relation to different types of businesses, including sole trader, partnerships and basic company accounts. With a particular emphasis on the manual and computerised accounting systems and processes, this subject will develop skills of double entry accounting.

    You will gain insight into the underlying concepts of the regulatory environment for financial reporting and the role of code of ethics underpinning creating and presenting accounting information for planning and decision-making. You will learn the recording of business transactions and events within the manual and computerised accounting systems, completing the monthly recording cycle, cash management, inventory management, end of month processes, balance day adjustments, and prepare financial statements.

  • Business Statistics | STA201
    In this subject, you will experiment with statistical analysis and its connection to decision making in the business context, including the application of basic probability concepts.  You will produce, present, discuss and analyse descriptive data including frequency and probability distributions using basic statistical calculations and Excel tools.  You will also explore inferential statistics by estimating parameters and testing hypotheses using a variety of parametric and non-parametric tests.  In addition you will determine causes of variation and make forecasts through regression data analysis and time series forecasting.
  • Eonomics | ECO201
    In this subject you will explore basic microeconomic and macroeconomic principles and their application to individuals, households, firms and the macroeconomy. You will explain key basic concepts such as the economic question and resource allocation and apply the microeconomic concepts of demand and supply, types of market structure and profit maximisation to everyday economic problems and real world case studies. In addition you will analyse the macroeconomic environment through calculating and comparing GDP, inflation, unemployment and analyse how the authorities apply fiscal and monetary policies in an attempt to achieve sound macroeconomic management.
  • Contemporary Financial Accounting | ACC202

    This subject expands on the foundational financial accounting concepts. The topics have been designed to enhance your understanding of Australian regulatory environment for financial reporting, along with the purpose and interpretation of Australian accounting standards (AASB) and its equivalent International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The subject will discuss selected accounting standards in the areas of revenue, non-current assets, liabilities and demonstrate how they influence the preparation of General-Purpose Financial Statements (GPFS).

    You will analyse, evaluate, and act on financial accounting practices of public listed companies and utilise communication skills to explain the accounting theory, concepts and practices and critically reflect its limitations.
  • Management Accounting for Planning and Control | ACC203

    The primary aim of this subject is to develop expertise in the accumulation, processing and presentation of cost information for planning, controlling and managing performance of the organisational resources. Emphasising on ethical considerations, it introduces techniques to appraise multi-faceted challenges facing by the contemporary business organisations, and to develop and monitor business strategy.

    Utilising various conventional and contemporary management accounting techniques, you will learn product and service costing, budgeting, cash flow and working capital, and performance evaluation in terms of products, people and business segments. You will generate and interpret cost and management accounting reports that support decision-making.

  • Database Fundamentals | MIS201
    Students will learn the importance of data in a centralised environment and the problems inherent in creating, storing, and managing that data. This subject will explore relational database design and modelling and students will learn how to handle data anomalies and the process of data integration. During this subject you will explore an organisation’s need for a data warehouse, learn about data visualisation and evaluate dashboard designs to view data.
Complete the 5 core subject listed below. Additionally, you’re required to select three 300 level electives from the electives tab.
  • Business and Corporations Law | LAW301

    You will explore the areas of law related to business and corporations and learn how to apply that law in the creation and operation of businesses in the Australian regulatory environment. You will explore the role of agency in facilitating business operations and further gain a working knowledge of the law of negligence. You will also learn how to identify and manage risk and to understand the role of consumer law in the business and corporate context. You will gain an understanding of the classification of property and the factors that determine the types and use of appropriate business structures. You will also gain an understanding of how valid contracts are formed, discharged and learn the implications of breach of contract.  There will be further focus on the nature, formation, operation and winding up of the company structure, including key duties and responsibilities of directors and the corporate governance and capital management strategies.

  • Company Accounting | ACC304

    This subject will expand on financial accounting concepts and focus on financial reporting for corporate entities in accordance with the Australian and International Accounting Standards. This subject includes the preparation of consolidated general-purpose financial statements including accounting for taxation and the application of relevant accounting standards to record foreign currency transactions. You will also apply the accounting process for company financing and investment in associates.

  • Taxation Law | LAW302

    This subject introduces you to key concepts shaping the application and administration of the Australian taxation and superannuation systems, including the associated ethical requirements.  In terms of income tax, you will apply case law and legislation to classify assessable income, exempt income and NANE, determine capital gains tax implications and, determine allowable deductions to calculate taxable income, including the application of tax accounting and timing principles. You will perform calculations to determine tax liability including the role of tax offsets and residency status.  These concepts will be applied to business entities such as sole traders, partnerships, trusts, companies and superannuation funds. You will explore general and specific anti-avoidance provisions, tax reviews and appeals and the basic concepts of tax planning, tax avoidance and tax evasion.  In addition, you will calculate fringe benefits tax and apply the basic concepts of the GST system to business transactions.

  • Work Integrated Learning | WIL300

    A key element of this subject is the sourcing by students of an approved host organisation with which to complete a minimum of 120 hours of discipline-based professional work placement.

    While work experience is a component of the placement, there is considerable emphasis on the development of workplace knowledge and employability skills such as communication and problem-solving skills, the role and responsibility of discipline-based professionals and the links between theory and practice in the workplace.

    Key tasks will be the completion of a reflective journal covering the placement as well as reflection on the experience of finding a placement, and the identification and analysis of key learning outcomes.
  • Auditing | ACC305

    You will be introduced to auditing and assurance concepts and practices, legal and regulatory requirements, and professional ethics for auditors. This enables you to apply International Auditing Standards to authentic scenarios, and to conduct the entire audit process from gathering an understanding of the client's operations and risks, planning and executing an audit, reporting on the findings. The theoretical and practical perspectives underlying audit practices will be covered.

Electives available to students may be chosen from the elective bank below. Choose 7 electives:
  • Industry Skills Project | IND101A
    Industry Skills Project prepares you for the workforce and for the Industry Placement subjects. You will learn how to perform more effectively in the workplace in a team environment, developing specific skills such as project management, communication, team work and problem solving. Students completing the subject are eligible for 40 hours of credit towards the 300 hours of industry placement required in the Bachelor of Business suite of degrees.
  • Customer Experience Management | BIZ104
    The 21st Century economy is dynamic and driven by customers ever changing wants and needs. To remain competitive businesses need to understand what their customers want and how to deliver a quality customer experience that goes beyond the product or service offering. This subject explores how a customers’ perceptions – both conscious and subconscious – effect their relationship with a brand’s value proposition. Students will explore how a customer’s interactions with a brand during the customer life cycle will determine levels of customer satisfaction. Students will analyze Customer Journey Mapping techniques, Employees engagement in the customer experience strategy and metrics of satisfaction, loyalty and advocacy.
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship | ENT101
    The aim of the subject is to develop an entrepreneurial mindset that incorporates creativity, innovation and research/analytical abilities. The subject focuses on entrepreneurship for start-up businesses as well as entrepreneurial behaviour within larger organisations. Students are introduced to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship, the characteristics of entrepreneurs through a range of case studies, and the “mindset” of the entrepreneur. They will gain an overview of the business start-up process, make an assessment of their own “mindset” for entrepreneurship and map out their journey to develop their mindset and skillset as entrepreneurs.
  • Venture Ideation | ENT102
    Venture Ideation gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge on the entrepreneurial mindset to start a successful venture. In this highly engaging and media-rich course, students will engage with processes that help them recognise market trends and potential business opportunities. The knowledge and skills will help students to both identify and develop a business case and effectively pitch their ideas.
  • Introduction to Events | EVN101
    This subject provides an introduction to the nature and characteristics of the event industry, which has developed into a significant business sector. It covers the different types of events that make up the industry, job opportunities, the many stakeholders involved, how an event is developed and staged, as well as the importance of this sector in the economic and social development of the community.
  • Event Concepts and Design | EVT101A
    This subject introduces the student to the event design and development process; from initial concept through to implementation. The subject aims to expose the student to varied event themes and design concepts whilst introducing them to the implementation (operations and staging) issues that accompany the design process.
  • Information Systems for Business | MIS101
    This subject provides a context for information systems by exploring computer architecture - specifically hardware, software and peripherals. You will be introduced to logic, mathematics for computing, business process architecture and Information Communication Technology (ICT) for business organisations. Topics covered will include emerging technologies and ethical and legal implications for business in information systems (IS).
  • Data and Networking | MIS102
    The management of data underpins most aspects of information system at both theoretical and practical levels. Data is often stored in a distributed environment and management requires students to build an understanding of data networking, data communication, MS windows and network administration. This subject sets the foundations for many subsequent subjects in this course.
  • Consumer Behaviour | MKG102
    This unit introduces students to the main aspects of consumer behaviour, including the societal, family and cultural influences on behaviour. The unit examines vital topics such as consumer learning, needs and wants, motivations, perceptions and experience, and specific consumer behaviours and the factors involved in consumer decision making. Students undertaking this unit are encouraged to critically appraise their own buying behaviour, which in turn assists them in acquiring, critically examining, and communicating information from a range of different sources.
  • Marketing Fundamentals | MKT101A
    Students will gain a solid foundation in the marketing discipline introducing relevant and contemporary concepts, theories and models. The unit magnifies the importance of understanding consumer behaviour, segmentation, targeting and positioning, the extended marketing mix and ethics in marketing. Industry relevance provides students with the opportunity of applying key concepts in practical settings. These marketing foundations are expanded on in other subjects available as electives.
  • Understanding Advertising | MKT102A
    Understanding Advertising introduces students to the fundamentals of advertising and explains how students can use this important tool to solve communication problems in today’s complex and fast-changing world. The unit provides an introduction to the advertising industry and the process of creating advertisements for different media. It begins by looking at the initial steps of advertising planning and research, differentiation and targeting, and the development of an advertising strategy.
  • Integrated Marketing Communications | MKT103A
    Integrated Marketing Communications provides students with a contemporary view on the use of all different promotional tools available to marketers today such as sales promotions, direct marketing, advertising, personal selling and public relations. The unit explores how marketers can increase the number of touch points a brand can explore among its target audience in a consistent and effective manner.
  • Introduction to Sport Management | SPO101
    In this subject students will be introduced to the field of Sport Management. Students will investigate the historical foundations of sport, management principles, socio-cultural influences of sport, and the role of governance in sport. Students will investigate the role sport plays in building communities and analyse the importance that professional sport plays in contemporary society.
  • Sports Marketing | SPO102
    Marketing of sports and recreation is more than simply about the product; it is about broader health and wellness, entertainment, community and generating team or brand loyalty. This unit applies the marketing principles and mix to the field of sports and recreation, to take a broader view on how marketing can support health promotion and advocacy through sport.
  • Industry Engagement Project | IND201A
    Through a group project (virtual, campus-based or industry experience) students develop a range of employability skills that will support their effectiveness during industry placement. Students will learn about effective planning and organisation, self-reflection and workplace learning, reporting, communication and teamwork skills. Students completing the subject are eligible for 50 hours of credit towards the 300 hours of industry placement required in the Bachelor of Business suite of degrees.
  • The Business Environment | BIZ202

    The aim of this subject is to help students develop an understanding of how organisations work and the ability to evaluate factors that influence them. This includes all aspects of modern business and the changing external environmental forces at the micro and macro level.

    Students should be able to take a strategic view of a business and contribute to the process of developing and implementing strategy. The focus will be on the political, legal, economic, social, cultural and technological environment. Analytical techniques will be used to uncover the opportunities and threats to businesses. An awareness of potential risks and challenges as well as corporate social responsibility of the organisation will be introduced as a key learning goal.

    This case-based unit is designed to provide an overview of the business environment at the global, market and organisational level. This subject is designed to develop effective problem solving, critical analysis, and communication skills around the contemporary issues challenging the pursuit of sustainable business practice.

  • Sales and Negotiation Strategies | ENT201
    In this subject, you will learn the importance of product positioning and professional selling when initiating a new venture and developing and expanding a business. Whether entrepreneurs are selling or buying a product or service, or starting a new business, they need to negotiate the terms and understand the implications of sales and negotiation. You will embed the principles of ethics and sustainability into your sales and negotiation practice, and focus on reviewing and evaluating your outcomes as important factors to your successful entrepreneurial journey.
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurs | ENT203
    This subject provides you an in-depth study of entrepreneurial marketing strategies for the 21st century. You will examine how start-up and small/medium-size companies reach the marketplace and sustain their businesses, within highly competitive industries. In this dynamic context, entrepreneurs need to be agile and innovative to anticipate and respond to market trends. Entrepreneurs make maximum effective use of scarce resources, and proactively determine and act upon the opportunities that exist within new and established market niches in response to market research and testing.
  • Event Management and Operations | EVT201A
    This subject focuses on the practical and theoretical knowledge required to plan and execute an event, based on an approved consultation, brief or directive. Students will gain an understanding of the essential components of event management and operations, including resources, processes and outcomes that must be considered, critical documents to prepare and stakeholder communication requirements.
  • Event Venue Management | EVT207A
    Event venue management refers to the operational functions involved in the day-to-day management of specific spaces, catering to both private and public gatherings. Due to the nature of events and the wide variety of venues that house them, event venue management encompasses a range of activities from booking management, vendor relationship management, maintenance and upkeep, promotion and marketing, risk management, financial management and staffing. The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to the various types of venues that exist and understand what they can offer, how to work with, within and manage event venues safely, strategically and effectively, and to understand how systems, processes and technologies can make venues more competitive. Students gain an appreciation of how to work within a team to successfully manage a venue asset.
  • Strategic Human Resource Management | HRM200
    The subject provides students with a comprehensive introduction and overview of the theory and practice of HRM and discusses how it has become aligned with developing workplace culture, organisational goals and business competitiveness. Students will identify and analyse a range of human resources approaches, functions and models, to determine the impact that HRM has on the individual, the organisation and the broader community. The employment relationship and the importance of ethics and compliance in providing a fair, equitable and safe workplace environment, will be discussed to demonstrate. The subject demonstrates that managing people can contribute to a range of desirable outcomes such as organisational performance, employee productivity and satisfaction and community well-being.
  • Project Management | MGT201A
    Businesses today are increasingly adopting a project-based approach to undertake and manage a diverse mix of business activities ranging from recruitment and change management to product development and implementation. Project management allows organisations to more effectively manage human and financial resources and to meet specific time constraints. This subject introduces students to the field of project management. It explores the historical development of project management and introduces students to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. It examines the theoretical underpinnings of project management and looks at such specific elements as the project life cycle, the role of the project manager, the use of project teams, issues affecting project implementation, and planning, scheduling, and costing. It also explores how technology is used to assist in the management of projects and discusses various project management tools.
  • Principles of Programming | MIS200
    This subject is designed to introduce students to programming as a tool for developing systems and addressing business need. Students will be introduced to and employ an integrated development environment (IDE) to create, compile, test and run programs, applying object-oriented concepts to construct classes and methods. This subject will be tailored to student levels of expertise and expose students to a variety of programming languages to equip them with an understanding of the requirements in business. Illustrate the design of an application using universal modelling language (UML) diagrams.
  • App, Web Design and Development | MIS202
    This practical subject follows on from Principles of Programming and further develops student skills in App development and web design applying current practices used in industry. Students will design, build and test their solution to a common business problem/opportunity.
  • Micro-services Architecture Cloud and Web IS | MIS203
    This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of micro-services architecture, software-as-a-service and cloud computing architectures. The focus of this subject is on the business aspects of these solutions to position students to build confidence in negotiating and managing outsourced business projects and/or solutions.
  • Business-2-Business Marketing | MKG201
    Business-to-Business Marketing introduces students to the principles of industrial marketing, also known as B2B. The subject highlights the importance of firms in building strong relationships with their business clients in the process of value creation. Students will develop an understanding of business markets and the business marketing environment and will build upon their knowledge of marketing principles and market segmentation to formulate their own B2B marketing strategy.
  • Digital Marketing Communications | MKG203
    This subject introduces students to new digital and interactive technologies that can be used in the development of marketing strategies. It also highlights the integration of digital marketing communications with traditional marketing communication strategies and practices. It builds upon integrated marketing communications principles and focuses more closely on the latest developments in digital marketing techniques. The subject examines vital topics such as digital marketing communications planning, social media marketing, web design, search marketing, email marketing. It also recognises the role of ethics and regulatory bodies in guiding professional digital marketing practice.
  • Marketing and Audience Research | MKT202A
    This unit provides students with both theoretical knowledge and practical application of the quantitative and qualitative marketing research process. It begins with the concept of marketing research and the research process. It discusses how to design a research project and define the research question. It identifies primary and secondary data sources, and introduces students to qualitative and quantitative research and introductory analytical methods.
  • Organisational Creativity and Innovation | BIZ301
    This subject seeks to build the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to succeed as an entrepreneur. These knowledge and skills are then applied to identify and evaluate innovative high-growth product and service opportunities in the context of a start-up, a corporation, a not-for-profit or a government institution. The subject equips students with practical skills, including creativity tools, cash-flow modelling, business model analysis and lean experimentation.
  • Lean Business Start-up | ENT301
    Lean start-up is a new, field-tested approach that provides students with the skills to minimise the chances of business failure and increase the chances of success. Students will learn how to apply lean principles and techniques such as minimum viable product, pivoting, actionable metrics, innovation accounting, business model canvas and lean canvas. Through this subject students will develop and test their business concept and develop their business plan ready to pitch to potential investors.
  • Ethics and Sustainability | MGT301A
    This subject is built on broad aspects of sustainable development, corporate responsibility, stakeholder thinking and accountability. It explores how organisations acknowledge their impact of their activities in economic, social, and environmental terms. Students will examine why organisations around the world are increasingly moving to reduce the adverse effects of business operations on their stakeholders and local communities. It discusses some of the most common practices associated with environmental ethics evolving to sustainability ethics. It also examines the link between social responsibility and corporate governance. This course will equip you with a set of tools for managing and leading organisations more ethically and sustainably.
  • Strategic Management | MGT302A
    Organisations face increasing environmental uncertainty with shortening product and technology life cycles and increasing competition. Managers need to develop an understanding of their organisation’s industry structure, external environment as well as its internal strengths and weaknesses. It is also important that managers are able to think creatively in formulating and implementing their strategies to ensure their organisation’s success in its industry. This subject focuses on providing future managers with relevant strategic management concepts to advance their skills and abilities so that they can contribute towards an organisation’s competitive advantage.
  • System Analysis and Design | MIS300
    This subject introduces you to activities, techniques, and methodologies a Systems Analyst uses to design information systems that, when built, enhance the organisation’s ability to meet its goals. These include analysing and defining systems requirements, designing models, and the high-level behaviours of systems. The subject addresses approaches to analysis and design, and the transformation of user requirements to system design using the unified modelling language (UML).
  • Cybersecurity (Advanced) | MIS311
    The management of security continues to be a major challenge for organisations because of the nature of data management. This subject addresses the need for management of unintended or irresponsible uses of information in organisations. It will explore fundamental information security concepts such as identity management, authentication and monitoring. You will develop the skills to identify and recommend solutions to mitigate against threats and vulnerabilities in network and system security.
  • Agile Business Analysis (Advanced) | MIS312
    Agile Business Analysts use Agile methodologies, which are founded in adaptive iterative planning cycles. These cycles support early delivery and continuous improvement that are responsive in rapidly changing environments.  You will learn how to put these methodologies into practice as a domain expert working with organisational stakeholders. These include primary techniques used by Agile teams and you will develop skills for documenting requirements, conceptual modelling, and solution development.
  • Professional Ethics | MIS303
    The subject is based around the foundations of the codes of ethics that underpin professional practice in the Information Systems (IS) industry. You will develop an understanding of what professional ethics means and its relationship to legal frameworks in the IS industry, and you will use this understanding to analyse case studies of the unethical use of technology. The aim is for you to learn to practise ethical behaviour, maintain integrity in your profession, and contribute positively to the IS industry and society.
  • Marketing Strategy | MKT301A
    Through an integration of marketing theories, concepts and models studied in previous marketing subjects, in this subject students will be taught how to apply advanced analytical, planning and implementation skills in the field of marketing, as well the role marketing strategy plays within the overall business strategy and organisation goals. It covers the principles and techniques of creating, implementing, and evaluating a marketing strategy, including the analysis of market opportunities and formulating marketing strategies for a variety of different business environments. This subject culminates with a discussion of useful tools and techniques for developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a marketing plan.

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.
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Complete 120 hours of real-world, relevant experience through our work placement program with one of our acclaimed industry partners.
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Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.
  • International 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.

    Download international fees PDF

  • 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.

    Fee payment

Scholarships: International students

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.

Admissions criteria and pathways: International students

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

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Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
Pass in Year 12 General Mathematics (or above).

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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.

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: International students

Get Started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
It’s easy! You can apply online below or contact our International team on 1300 575 803.
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.
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Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.

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It’s easy! You can apply online below or contact our International team on 1300 575 803.

Apply Now Icon | Torrens University

We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Frequently asked questions

  • What does admissions criteria mean?

    Admissions criteria is a set of criteria that must be met to be eligible to apply for a chosen course.

    To gain entry to an accredited undergraduate course at Torrens University Australia, applicants must both satisfy general admissions criteria and meet any additional course requirements where specified.

    All admissions criteria and course-specific requirements apply consistently across campus locations and study modes. To find out more, visit admissions criteria.

  • What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?

    Torrens University Australia has recognised pathways to help you gain entry into our bachelor degrees based on different criteria.

    To find out more, visit Study pathways or contact one of our knowledgeable Course and Careers Advisors.

  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?

    Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval.

    If you have already completed a qualification or have relevant work experience, you may be able to receive credits towards your degree. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Our Program Directors will carefully review the learning gained from your previous qualification and/or experience to ensure we provide you with credit towards our degrees whenever appropriate. Review our course credits page or chat to one of Course and Careers Advisors.

  • What are course credits?

    Course credits are credits that can be applied to your course based on your prior experience or qualifications. To find out more, visit course credits


  • What are Torrens University Australia’s courses’ ATAR requirements?
    Torrens University Australia no longer considers ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) as our primary entry requirement. We have removed ATAR as the key admissions criteria for applicants aiming to study at Torrens University Australia. We strongly believed an alternative to the ATAR system should be found, which more broadly assesses students, especially when soft skills are emerging as important employability attributes. So, students with a recent secondary school education are now considered for admission if they have a Year 12 (Australian secondary school) certificate.
  • Am I a domestic or an international student?

    Domestic students are Australian and Permanent Residents. International students are those who hold citizenship or Permanent Resident status of all other countries.

    International students from countries whose first official language is one other than English need to provide evidence of English Language Proficiency.

  • How do Torrens University Australia fees charge?

    Torrens University Australia is a full-fee paying institution. To find out more, visit Tuition Fees.

    Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP. For more information on FEE-HELP, please visit:

    Please note we do not currently offer any full fee waivers for international students. We do not offer stipends or living allowances.

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