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Bachelor of Accounting - 182JA

Course Code: 182JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Business School
CRICOS Code: 073946A
Selection Rank: 70
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Secure your top-tier future in accounting

The Bachelor of Accounting is designed to give you the skills and accreditation you need to become a professional accountant in Australia. You’ll also be able to select an open major from any field within the university allowing you to customise your degree to meet your special interests.

Study a Bachelor of Accounting at UC and you will:

  • prepare for accreditation with professional accounting associations including CPA Australia, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants
  • study the fundamentals of critical thinking and enhance your research skills
  • access specialist units that will develop your business skills to ensure you have freedom of choice with your career
  • assess career path specialisation in professional accounting, public sector accounting, management accounting and financial accounting.

Work Integrated Learning

We offer an optional six-month internship as a great way to apply your learning in the workplace and build valuable professional connections.

Career opportunities

  • Accounts officer
  • Tax accountant
  • Financial accountant
  • Management accountant

Course specific information

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course you can apply for a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in accounting.You’ll then have the option of transferring at the end of your first year if your grade average is strong.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements


Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students have Mathematics T/Mathematic Applications (ACT) or Mathematics (NSW) and English (major) (ACT) or English Advanced (NSW), or their equivalents. International students need to meet the English language requirements of the University of Canberra. Students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for individual majors and minors when choosing a program of study.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Accounting B Acc

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

The Brisbane - South Bank offering of this course is only available from 2nd year. To commence, students must be eligible for 1 year (24 credit points) of advanced standing. Please note the Brisbane offering commences in Semester 1, 2016.

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting will have acquired an in-depth disciplinary knowledge and a cohesive set of cognitive, technical and generic skills in financial and management accounting, auditing, finance, systems theory, and law. The program is designed to produce graduates with the necessary skills and attributes to work as socially responsible professional accountants in the private and public sectors. This degree also prepares students for postgraduate studies.
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and social responsibility
Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Accounting will obtain:
- an in-depth knowledge of relevant disciplinary theory and practice.
- a broad understanding of concepts which are fundamental to accounting, such as statistics, commercial law, and information systems, plus the interrelations between government and business.
Graduates will develop:
- the cognitive skills required to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories acquired in a number of discipline areas, including financial and management accounting, finance, statistics, systems theory, economics, and law.
- the technical and generic skills required to apply discipline-specific technologies in. For example, students are required to complete a major assignment using an accounting software package, as well as using Microsoft Excel in a number of units. The latter is useful in finance when dealing with discounted cash flows, and in other areas, such as corporate accounting when dealing with impairment of assets,
- the independent learning skills needed to stay up-to-date with advances in theoretical frameworks and professional practices after graduation
- the personal skills required to provide professional advice in a socially responsible manner in a range of situations including statutory reporting, auditing, tax compliance, and budgeting. Graduates will be able to exercise critical thinking and applied analytical skills in identifying which information is relevant to specific decisions being made. They will also be able to identify whether they have all relevant information when advising clients or management, and have the ability to succinctly request or obtain missing information.
- the communication skills needed to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders using technical and non-technical language, depending on the audience.
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and social responsibility
Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting will be able to:
- apply the knowledge and skills acquired to a diverse range of problems that early career accounting professionals would be expected to deal with.
- demonstrate a capacity to exercise their own initiative and professional judgement in a socially responsible manner to analyse problems that are not clearly defined, complex, and require application of concepts in a variety of disciplinary and sub-disciplinary contexts.
- Incorporate communication, applied research, teamwork, professionalism, and negotiation skills appropriate for professional services firms.
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and social responsibility

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


High performing students may be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Business; Diploma of Business Extended.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal

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