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Accounting

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

Curtin Business School

Qualified accountants help individuals and businesses keep their finances on track. Accountants analyse, report and give advice on the financial dealings of organisations and individuals. They also advise on record-keeping and legal compliance requirements, prepare financial statements, conduct audits and analyse income and expenditure.

An accounting qualification can go anywhere with you. It is valuable to organisations in many industries, and in many countries. Specialising in one area can be particularly worthwhile. You can develop expertise in areas such as auditing, taxation, insolvency, compliance, or accounting systems and technology.

What the course involves:

This major introduces you to:

  • Accounting principles
  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Relevant areas of business law
  • 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.

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Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • 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 Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia 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:

Units

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

Credits needed to graduate: 600

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 2
Management Accounting 3.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 1
Business and Company Law 3.0 25.0
Company Law for Business 3.0 25.0
Financial Accounting 3.0 25.0
Introduction to Finance Principles 3.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
Accounting Systems 3.0 25.0
Corporate Accounting 3.0 25.0
Introduction to Australian Tax Law 3.0 25.0
Taxation Planning 3.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 1
Auditing 3.0 25.0
Management Control Systems 3.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 2
Accounting Theory and Analysis 3.0 25.0

See Courses Handbook for full course structure

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and either 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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Essential WACE courses:

At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

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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2014 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
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 2014:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Other notes:

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

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.

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This page was last updated on 25 August 2014

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