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Undergraduate

Accounting and Business Law Double Major

Bachelor of Commerce - BCom(Curtin) - MJDU-ACBLW Curtin Business School
Indicative ATAR 70 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.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Good at solving problems?

Gain insight into legal matters associated with the accounting profession. Discover the processes by which law is created, changed and applied to business and government. In this double major you’ll consider the impact of the law on various accounting scenarios, and gain skills and understanding in accounting, auditing and taxation. You’ll obtain significant knowledge of torts, property, trusts and trade practices which will prepare you for a specialised accounting career.

During your first year of the Bachelor of Commerce you’ll complete common core units which will provide an introduction to the various aspects of business. You do not need to make a final decision on a single or combined major until your second semester.
 

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

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) 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.

70

STAT entry 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.

Written English and either verbal or quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

English, English Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect

Desirable WACE courses

Applicable Mathematics or Discrete Mathematics

2011 essential subjects

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

2011 desirable subjects:

Mathematics 2C/2D

Notes

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 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.
$10,450*

Fees are indicative first year only.

*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.

Professional recognition

This course enables you to apply for admission to the CA program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICCA) and/or the CPA Australia program.

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).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Company Secretary
  • Accountant
  • Law Clerk
  • Settlement Clerk
  • Tax Agent/Consultant
  • Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Tax Advisor
  • Treasurer
  • Compliance Officer
  • Contract Manager
  • Legal Administrator

Why Accounting and Business Law Double Major?

  • With the world’s economic structure rapidly becoming globalised, knowledge of the legal implications of accounting fields and the wider aspects of business law and ethical practices will give you an advantage when entering the workforce.
  • You’ll have the ability to become a professional accountant and be equipped with the necessary skills to understand and practice law appropriate to accounting environments.
  • Career paths include actuary, auditor, accountant, contract administrator, taxation professional or par-legal/law clerk.
     

How this course will make you industry ready

You’ll use extensive case study material to engage with real life business law environments so you’ll be ready to use what you have learnt when you graduate.

Our partnerships with major organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG, RSM Bird Cameron and Rio Tinto, give you the experience of an accounting degree from a real-world perspective. Through our networks you may even land a job before you graduate.