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Accounting

Bachelor of Commerce - BCom(Curtin) - MJRU-ACCTG

Curtin Business School

This major introduces you to accounting principles, auditing, taxation, relevant areas of business law and financial management. You can examine the development and communication of information relating to the financial performance of organisations, learn to prepare reports and give advice on an organisation’s record-keeping and compliance requirements.  

You may have an opportunity to join an extra-curricular program in association with an accounting firm.

Accounting is offered as part of the Bachelor of Commerce. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

You can study this as part of a double major:

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Company Secretary
  • Accountant
  • Tax agent/consultant
  • Auditor
  • Business analyst
  • Tax advisor
  • Treasurer.

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Professional recognition

Those completing accounting will be eligible to apply for admission to the CA program of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and/or the CPA Program of CPA Australia.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Business School to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

How this course will make you industry ready

Our partnerships with major organisations can give you the experience of an accounting degree from an industry perspective. These organisations include:

Full Course Structure

Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and MC Verbal or Quantitative
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

STAT entry

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Mature age entry:

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Desirable WACE courses:

Mathematics 2C/2D

Where:

Bentley, Malaysia, Mauritius, Sarawak, Singapore or Sydney
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time or part-time

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Study:

Fully online, on-campus, off-campus and mixed on- and off-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

Year Student type Cost
2015 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$10,080*

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Other notes:

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

 

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2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics is desirable.

Where:

Bentley, Malaysia, Mauritius, Sarawak, Singapore or Sydney
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

Fully online, on-campus and off-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $13,400
Indicative year 1 fee $26,800
Total indicative course fee $83,700
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Other notes:

Some courses are offered on a trimester basis or commence mid-year. Course majors and streams may vary across campuses. Contact the University for the most up-to-date information.

2016 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics is desirable.

Where:

Bentley, Malaysia, Mauritius, Sarawak, Singapore or Sydney
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

Fully online, on-campus and off-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2016:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $13,800
Indicative year 1 fee $27,600
Total indicative course fee $87,200
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Other notes:

Some courses are offered on a trimester basis or commence mid-year. Course majors and streams may vary across campuses. Contact the University for the most up-to-date information.

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This page was last updated on 06 August 2015

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