Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

CRICOS Code: 044114D

Admissions Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of a Year 12 High School examination, or overseas equivalent
  • Background in Mathematics recommended
  • Required proficiency in English: IELTS overall band score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee


A$24000/Year x 3 Years*


A$24700/Year x 3 Years*

* Fees are indicative and subject to change without prior notice.

Program Overview & Objectives

The flexible degree structure allows courses combinations to be tailored to suit chosen career paths students may elect to undertake.

Successful completion of this program will give you the foundation, knowledge and skills to:

  • Appreciate how to acquire knowledge and skills
  • Think logically, critically and independently
  • Collect, integrate and interpret information
  • Solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Develop leadership qualities and the capacity to work cooperatively
  • Understand and have a commitment to ethical practice
  • Commit to intellectual thoroughness and a long-term commitment to learning
  • Acquire a body of knowledge in business and related disciplines and an understanding of the principles and conceptual framework underpinning those disciplines
  • Possess a body of knowledge of sufficient depth and development to facilitate the obtaining of new knowledge and skills via postgraduate studies
  • Possess a combination of knowledge and skills which can be translated directly into the workplace and which will provide a basis for future professional developments
  • Work independently and systematically apply your learning to the requirements of the workplace

This program is recognised for professional qualification purposes by accounting associations. There is further opportunity, by undertaking specified courses, to badge your degree with a specialisation.

Career Opportunities

Whilst the Bachelor of Commerce is recognised for professional qualification purposes by professional accounting bodies, the study of accounting also appeals to aspiring professionals in a broad range of other fields because of its importance in promoting effective organisational management and accountability.

Graduates with accounting majors are employed in a wide variety of commercial, government and professional settings. These include public accounting, banking, teaching, government organisations, stockbroking, business consulting, and the retailing, manufacturing and mining industries. Functional responsibilities include accounting, information systems analysis and design, financial reporting, cost accounting, finance, taxation, audit, financial planning and general management responsibilities.

Program Structure

The program consists of 24 courses and is 3 years full-time. The structure may be summarised as follows:

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

BUACC1508 Principles Of Accounting & Finance (15)

BUACC1507 Accounting Fundamentals (15)

BULAW1502 Fundamentals of Law (15)

BUECO1509 Principles of Economics  (15)

Elective (15)

BULAW1503 Commercial Law (15)

ITECH1005 Business Information Systems (15)

Elective (15)

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

BUACC2603 Corporate Accounting (15)

BUACC2606 Financial Accounting (15)

BUGEN1502  Business Statistics (15)

BULAW2611 Organisation Law (15)

BUGEN2630 Principles Of Responsible Business

Elective (15)

BUMGT2621 Business Communication

Elective (15)

Year 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

BUACC2613 Management Accounting 1 (15)

BUACC2614 Management Accounting 2 (15)

BUACC3701 Financial Management (15)

BUACC3741 Auditing (15)

BULAW3731 Income Tax Law & Practice (15)

Elective (15)

Elective (15)

Elective (15)


Professional Accreditation

Federation University Australia's Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) is recognised by IPA (Institute of Professional Accountants) and CPA (Certified Public Accountants), two of the major accounting bodies in Australia.

For CPA Australia or Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia accreditation enquiries, please contact MT Helen campus.

Street Address:

Federation University Australia
University Drive
Mt Helen VIC 3350
Telephone: +61 3 5327 9000
Facsimile: +61 3 5327 9704