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Bachelor of Accounting

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Accounting is a dynamic qualification offering a wide range of career opportunities. Every business depends on the skills of accountants to solve complex problems. Whatever industry you'd like to work in and wherever you'd like to live, CSU's Bachelor of Accounting can take you there. Our flexible and professionally accredited program is offered on campus at a variety of study locations, and online.

Depending on your study background, CSU offers a range of pathways and credit for prior learning, including TAFE / VET. For more information about these options, refer to the 'Credit and pathways' section below.

  • Why study this course?

    Accountants hold many of the most dynamic and influential positions in the world. That's because every organisation, in every industry - from agriculture to mining, global finance to not-for-profit - depends on innovative people who can solve complex business problems. CSU's Bachelor of Accounting will provide you with the analytical, communication and leadership skills you need to become a sought-after business professional.

    • you won't just learn accounting as you study, you will live it: our student accountants undertake a structured work placement during their time at CSU and all our subjects feature work-integrated learning and assessment. Our job-ready accounting graduates have exceptionally high employment rates
    • you can come to us, or we can come to you: as well as having campuses across regional NSW, CSU is Australia's largest and most experienced online higher education provider. Both our on campus and online classes offer personal engagement with student-centred educators, supported by a recent multi-million-dollar investment in high quality online learning resources
    • you gain a passport to seek globally recognised professional qualifications: CSU's Accounting degree is accredited by both Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. Graduating with us gives you the opportunity and demonstrates your capacity to become a Chartered Accountant or a CPA and join worldwide networks of accountants, highly sought after by employers in Australia and overseas
    • you can add another string to your bow: CSU's program of study gives you room to specialise in a secondary discipline. Why not enhance your Accounting qualification with a joint study in an area such as banking, economics, finance, human resource management, marketing or even psychology.

    Credit

    Students who have completed a Diploma of Accounting at any TAFE or private college in Australia may be eligible for credit on entry to the Bachelor of Accounting and should check the amount of eligible credit on CSU's credit database.

  • Career opportunities
    You will have a basis for many vocational choices, including:
    • public practice - auditing, business advisory services, taxation, management consulting, insolvency and corporate (business) recovery, information technology, external reporting
    • commerce and industry - management accounting, budget planning and control, taxation planning, information systems design, electronic data processing, financial accounting and financial management, internal auditing, policy formulation, strategic planning, team research, product planning and marketing
    • government, semi-government and non-profit organisations - financial accountability, budgeting and performance measurement, accounting control systems, policy formulation, prices surveillance, cost/benefit analysis, cost/effectiveness analysis
  • Professional recognition

    Once graduated you will be eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the member level without further study and to become an Associate of the Institute of Public Accountants.

    This course was developed to satisfy the accreditation requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The accreditation enables graduates to enrol in CPA and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand postgraduate programs.

     

     

  • Credit and pathways

    Applicants who have successfully completed a relevant Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma at TAFE may be eligible for credit of up to four subjects (Certificate IV), up to eight subjects (Diploma) or up to 12 subjects (Advanced Diploma) into this course. Credit for prior learning or study at other higher education institutions will be assessed as part of the application process and will be granted to eligible applicants.

    Check your eligibility for credit

  • Workplace learning

    Included as a core requirement of the degree is the subject ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting. This subject is designed to provide the opportunity to enhance your employability by undertaking a work placement which assists in development of skills in searching and applying for work, and in working in a professional environment. It consists of a 100 hour placement in the second year of study. Students may choose to undertake the placement locally, interstate or internationally with a new employer or with their current employer.

    In situations where students in ACC275 are unable to undertake a placement,  they will complete  structured learning activities which build their employability skills including applying for jobs, completing job applications and preparing for interview. These alternative structured learning experiences  are provided to all  international students who are unable to participate in work placements due to current Australian Government visa regulations.

    Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

    EPT331 Workplace Training
    EPT332 Training in Adult and Vocational Education
    EPT333 Assessment in Adult and Vocational Education
    ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting
    EPT320 High Level Facilitation Skills for Post Compulsory Education
    COM223 Communication Management
  • Subjects
    Exit point awards

    While this course does not articulate with other courses, should you who wish to terminate your study at an earlier stage you may be eligible to receive one of the following lower level awards, the Associate Degree in Business Studies or the Diploma in Business Studies.

    Exit with Associate Degree

    To be eligible to graduate with the award Associate Degree in Business Studies (AssocDegBusStud) you must have completed 16 subjects in the Bachelor of Accounting of which at least 11 must be business or business related subjects with at least eight subjects taught by CSU.

    Exit with Diploma of Business Studies

    Eligibility to graduate with the award Diploma in Business Studies (DipBusStud) requires  you to complete 8 CSU business related subjects (i.e. no credit granted in the course).

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The course consists of eighteen (18) core subjects and six (6) unrestricted elective subjects.

    Students must ensure that there are no more than 12 level one subjects in their degree. The level of a subject is designated by the first digit in the subject code, e.g. ACC100 is a level one subject.

    Core Subjects
    ACC100 Accounting 1
    ACC110 Accounting 2
    ACC200 Accounting Systems
    ACC210 Management Accounting
    ACC222 External Reporting
    ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting
    ACC311 Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
    ACC322 Company Accounting
    ACC331 Auditing & Assurance Services
    ACC341 Accounting Theory
    ECO130 Business Economics
    FIN211 Financial Management
    LAW110 Business Law
    LAW220 Business Organisations Law
    LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
    MGT100 Organisations and Management
    MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
    QBM117 Business Statistics

    Unrestricted Electives

    Students may undertake six (6) unrestricted electives or choose a Joint Study (see below) as their electives.

    (An unrestricted elective is a subject that may be chosen from virtually any subject on offer across the University provided prerequisites, assumed knowledge, enrolment restrictions and any other Faculty requirements have been met.)

    Charles Sturt University is committed to the process of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. As Australia's leading national inland university, it recognises the particular role and responsibility this tertiary educational institution has in promoting social justice and human rights for Indigenous Australians, both nationally and within the footprint of CSU.

    You are encouraged to select IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities as an unrestricted elective subject in your first year and prior to undertaking MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture.

    Joint Study

    A joint study is a prescribed set of subjects taken from a discipline other than Accounting. Students are then able to use the title of the joint study in conjunction with Bachelor of Accounting (e.g. Bachelor of Accounting/Finance).

    For a Joint Study either from within the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences or consisting of subjects from another Faculty, students must take an established sequence or set of five subjects. Established sequences are determined by the Faculty Board. Students must ensure that they take the necessary pre-requisites or have the required assumed knowledge.

    No more than two subjects can be counted towards a Joint Study if they have already been undertaken as part of either the core or a specialisation.

    A student cannot claim more than one Joint Study.

    The following Joint Studies are offered in the Bachelor of Accounting

    Banking joint study
    FIN211 Financial Management
    FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
    FIN310 Commercial Banking & Finance
    FIN320 Financial Institutions Lending
    LAW330 Finance Law

    Economics joint study
    Five subjects from the list below,  one of which must be at level 3:
    ECO130 Business Economics
    ECO210 Labour Economics
    ECO215 Managerial Economics for Business Strategy
    ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
    ECO320 International Economics
    ECO356 Environmental Economics
    AGB110 Agricultural Economics (From Faculty of Science)

    Finance joint study
    FIN211 Financial Management
    FIN221 Investments
    FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
    PLUS two subjects from the list below:
    FIN331 Financial Planning
    FIN340 International Finance
    FIN350 Strategic Financial Management
    FIN360 Treasury Risk Management
    FIN370 Funds Management

    Financial Planning joint study
    FIN211 Financial Management*
    FIN221 Investments
    FIN331 Financial Planning
    FIN380 Superannuation
    LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
    *Students studying the Bachelor of Business (Finance) or Bachelor of Business (Banking) should substitute LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues) for FIN211 Financial Management

    Human Resource Management joint study
    HRM210 Human Resource Management
    HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
    PLUS three subjects from the list below:
    ECO210 Labour Economics
    HRM310 Developing Human Resources
    HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
    INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
    LAW370 Law of Employment
    MGT210 Organisational Behaviour*
    MGT340 International Management
    *Students studying the Bachelor of Business (Management) need to choose an additional elective in place of MGT210

    Industrial Relations joint study
    LAW110 Business Law
    INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
    PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
    LAW240 Industrial Law
    INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
    ECO210 Labour Economics
    HRM210 Human Resource Management
    LAW260 Administrative Law
    LAW370 Law of Employment
    MGT320 Managing Change

    Information Systems joint study
    ITC114 Database Management Systems
    ITC211 Systems Analysis
    PLUS three subjects from the list below, one of which must be at level 3 and only one may be at level 1:
    ITC105 Communication and Information Management
    ITC106 Programming Principles
    ITC161 Computer Systems
    ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
    ITC206 Programming in Java 1
    ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
    ITC212 Internet Technologies
    ITC218 IT Project Management
    ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice

    International Business & Culture joint study
    MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
    MGT340 International Management
    PLUS three subjects from the list below:
    ECO320 International Economics
    FIN340 International Finance
    INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
    MKT260 International Marketing
    BUS201 International Project
    POL111 International Relations (From Faculty of Arts).

    Legal Studies joint study
    LAW110 Business Law
    PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
    LAW200 Commercial Activities: Law & Policy
    LAW220 Business Organisations Law
    LAW240 Industrial Law
    LAW260 Administrative Law
    LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
    LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)
    LAW330 Finance Law
    LAW370 Law of Employment

    Management joint study
    MGT330 Business Strategy
    PLUS four subjects from the list below:
    MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
    MGT245 Managing Yourself & Others
    MGT290 Project Management
    MGT310 Service Operations Management
    MGT320 Managing Change
    MGT340 International Management
    MGT367 Leadership Issues

    Marketing joint study
    MKT110 Marketing & Society
    MKT220 Consumer  Behaviour
    PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
    MKT230 Market Research
    MKT240 Market Analysis and Analytics
    MKT235 Brand Management
    MKT260 International Marketing
    MKT303 Social and Environmental Marketing
    MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications
    MKT335 Marketing of Services
    MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
    MKT350 Product Innovation Management

    Marketing, Communication & Digital Media joint study
    COM112 Digital Media
    MKT310 Integrated Media Communications
    PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 2:
    MKT110 Marketing & Society*
    COM116 What is Public Relations?
    CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
    COM222 Public Relations Tactics
    COM219 Media, Communication & Globalisation
    JRN101 Newsgathering and Writing
    ADV206 Channel Planning
    *Students studying the Bachelor of Business (Marketing) should replace MKT110 with another level 1 subject from the above list.

    Online Business Technologies joint study
    ITC212 Internet Technologies
    PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
    ITC114 Database Management Systems
    ITC106 Programming Principles
    ITC105 Communication and Information Management
    MGT220 eCommerce
    ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
    ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies

    From outside the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences

    Advertising joint study
    (choose 40 points from)
    ADV104 Understanding Advertising
    ADV205 Advertising Creative
    ADV206 Channel Planning
    ADV317 Advertising Strategy and Planning (16 points)
    ADV105 The Advertising Business

    Agribusiness joint study
    AGB165 Agribusiness Systems
    AHT231 Agricultural Finance & Business Management
    PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
    AGB110 Agricultural Economics
    AGB351 Commodity Trade and Pricing*
    AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
    AGR220 Extension
    *AGB110 is assumed knowledge.

    Cultural Heritage Management joint study
    ENM163 Natural Resource Management
    PKM260 Interpretive Planning
    PKM266 Culture and Heritage
    PLUS either
    PKM397 Heritage Site Management (16 points)
    or
    PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policy & Planning (16 points)

    Ecotourism joint study
    REC200 Principles of Ecotourism
    PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
    PKM208 An Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Adventure
    PKM230 Social Psychology of Risk in Outdoor Recreation
    PKM260 Interpretive Planning
    PKM266 Culture and Heritage
    PKM364 Outdoor Recreation Design
    PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management
    PKM302 Philosophy of Outdoor Recreation
    REC167 Recreation Leadership & Communication
    REC205 Open Space Planning
    REC302 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism

    Leisure and Health joint study
    Choose five subjects from the list below, one of which must be at level 3:
    LES101 Introduction to Leisure and Health
    LES102 Leisure Programming with Diverse Populations
    LES110 Foundations of Leisure Activity
    LES202 Community Leisure & Health Issues
    LES301 Health Policy and Program Development
    LES302 Leisure and Social Relations

    Organisational Communication and Public Relations joint study
    COM116 What is Public Relations?
    PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which must be at level 3:
    COM124 Communication in Context
    COM232 Public Relations Strategy
    COM222 Public Relations Tactics
    COM223 Communication Management
    COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies
    COM313 Crisis and Issues Management
    COM322 Going Glocal: Regional and Global Public Relations

    Psychology joint study
    PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
    PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2
    PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
    PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology
    PSY203 Social Psychology
    PSY204 Psychological Testing
    PSY305 Psychology of Personality
    PSY307 Cognition
    Note: Students who have completed QBM117 Business Statistics or QBM120 Business Data Analysis and MKT230 Marketing Research should not complete PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology but should select an alternative subject from the list above.

    Sociology joint study
    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    SOC102 Social Inequality
    PLUS three SOC coded subjects, at least one at Level 2 and one at Level 3.

    Vocational Training joint study
    EPT331 Workplace Training
    EPT332 Training in Adult & Vocational Education
    EPT333 Assessment in Adult & Vocational Education
    EEL320 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education
    PLUS one subject from the list below:
    EEE404 Assessment and Evaluation Practices
    EEL407 Mentoring/Workplace PD Strategies for VET
    EMT409 Technology for Adult Learning and Teaching
    EPT320 High Level Facilitation Skills

    Enrolment pattern

    Full-time suggested study sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year 

    Year 1 Session 1

    ACC100  Accounting 1
    LAW110  Business Law
    MGT100  Organisations & Management
    [ ] Unrestricted Elective 1 (Suggest IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories & Contemporary Realities)

    Year 1 Session 2

    ACC110 Accounting 2
    ECO130 Business Economics
    MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
    QBM117 Business Statistics

    Year 2 Session 1

    ACC200 Accounting Systems
    ACC210 Management Accounting
    FIN211   Financial Management
    [ ] Unrestricted Elective 2

    Year 2 Session 2

    ACC222 External Reporting
    ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting
    LAW220 Business Organisations Law
    [ ] Unrestricted Elective 3

    Year 3 Session 1

    ACC322 Company Accounting
    ACC331 Auditing & Assurance Services
    LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
    [ ] Unrestricted Elective 4

    Year 3 Session 2

    ACC311 Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
    ACC341 Accounting Theory
    [ ] Unrestricted Elective 5
    [ ] Unrestricted Elective 6
     

    Part-time/distance education suggested study sequence

    If commencing at the start of a calendar year

    Year 1 Session 1

    ACC100 Accounting 1
    MGT100 Organisations and Management

    Year 1 Session 2

    ECO130 Business Economics
    [ ] Unrestricted Elective 1 (Suggest IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories & Contemporary Realities)

    Year 2 Session 1

    ACC110 Accounting 2
    LAW110 Business Law

    Year 2 Session 2

    MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
    QBM117 Business Statistics

    Year 3 Session 1

    ACC200 Accounting Systems
    FIN211 Financial Management

    Year 3 Session 2

    LAW220 Business Organisations Law
    [ ] Unrestricted Elective 2

    Year 4 Session 1

    ACC210 Management Accounting
    [ ] Unrestricted Elective 3

    Year 4 Session 2

    ACC222 External Reporting
    ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting

    Year 5 Session 1

    ACC322 Company Accounting
    LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)

    Year 5 Session 2

    ACC311 Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
    [ ] Unrestricted Elective 4

    Year 6 Session 1

    ACC331 Auditing & Assurance Services
    [ ] Unrestricted Elective 5

    Year 6 Session 2

    ACC341 Accounting Theory
    [ ] Unrestricted Elective 6

    Please Note:  The above is a suggested study sequence.  A range of subjects will be offered in Session 3 each year.  Students may wish to enrol in Session 3 to accelerate their course completion.
     

    TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute (NCIT) Port Macquarie Articulated Program

    Study Sequence

    Year 1 Session 1

    MGT100 Organisations & Management
    LAW110 Business Law
    ACC200 Accounting Systems
    FIN211 Financial Management

    Year 1 Session 2

    ACC222 External Reporting
    ECO130 Business Economics
    MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture
    QBM117 Business Statistics

    Year 2 Session 1

    LAW 220 Business Organisations Law
    ACC210 Management Accounting
    ACC322 Company Accounting
    ACC331 Audit and Assurance Services

    Year 2 Session 2

    ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting
    ACC341 Accounting Theory
    ACC311 Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
    LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)

  • Residential schools

    Depending on joint studies selected, online students may be required to attend residential schools on campus for the following subjects:

    PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management
    AGR220 Extension
    PKM397 Heritage Site Management
    PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policies and Planning
    PKM266 Culture and Heritage

  • CSU Study Centres

    CSU Study Centres offer courses in Accounting, Business and Information Technology to international students in the heart of Sydney and Melbourne. The CSU Study Centre Brisbane offers a course in Accounting. CSU Study Centres offer the latest technology, a busy calendar of student activities, and a diverse student population from all over the world. They are easily accessed by public transport and are close to shops, restaurants and city attractions.

    Visit the CSU Study Centres website.

  • Admission information
    Indicative ATAR

    6500

    Standard CSU, UAC and VTAC admission requirements for undergraduate courses apply. International applicants must meet the CSU admission requirements in terms of English language requirements.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2016 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Tuition costs
    Commonwealth supported place

    You will make a student contribution (formerly HECS) towards the cost of your tuition fees. Commonwealth supported places may be limited for this course.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a HECS-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your student contribution fee up-front each session
    10240*Student contribution fee for your first year of study

    * This is an estimated fee for your first year of study based on a full-time study load (eight 8 point subjects). Should you be studying less than eight subjects in your first year, the fees would be decreased proportionally. This figure excludes the Student Services and Amenities fee. If your entire course is less than the equivalent of one year of full-time study, then the figure displayed is calculated as a percentage of a full-time study load e.g. 50%.

    More about Commonwealth supported places

    On campus (onshore) study mode
    2700*Tuition fee per 8 point subject
    For CSU Study Centre students

    See CSU Study Centre website for subject fees

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    2700*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    UACOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYYN212010
    UACOn CampusAlbury-WodongaCGSYYN212011
    DirectOn CampusCSU Study Centre Sydney
    CSU Study Centre Melbourne
    FPOSYYYNO TAC
    VTACOn CampusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN1300113121
    DirectOn CampusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYYNIBEQ
    DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYYNIBAP
    DirectOn CampusBathurstFPOSYYNIBAQ
    DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaFPOSYYNIBAW
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstCGSYYYEBAQ
    DirectOn CampusCSU Study Centre MelbourneCGSYYYPBAC
    UACOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYYN212014
    UACOn CampusBathurstCGSYYN212017
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPOSYYYJBAW
    DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYYNKBF
    DirectOn CampusAlbury-WodongaCGSYYNKBE
    DirectOn CampusBathurstCGSYYNKBG
    DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYYNKBAM

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must complete 192 points at pass level or better. These subjects are a combination of core subjects and electives. 

  • How to apply
    Apply through UAC

    Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) if you are a school leaver wanting to study on campus.

    Apply through UAC

    Apply through VTAC

    Apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre if you do not reside in NSW or ACT and wish to study on campus at Albury-Wodonga Campus.

    Apply through VTAC

    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

    CSU Study Centres

    All applicants should apply direct to CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne.

    Apply to CSU Study Centres

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

    International recruitment agents

    CRICOS Code(s)

    074611E (Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst, Port Macquarie)
    074612D (CSU Study Centre Sydney, CSU Study Centre Melbourne)

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School
    School of Accounting and Finance

    The School of Accounting and Finance offers subjects across a range of disciplines including accounting, economics, finance and law, in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Subject material and content is kept up-to-date to ensure the latest issues and topics are included, as well as incorporating industry specific learning and teaching aids. Many of the staff within the School are industry experts who bridge the gap between the theories taught in subjects and their application in the workplace. Courses are practically focussed, and include workplace learning, either through work placements in our undergraduate courses, or practically based assessment in our postgraduate areas. This ensures graduates are work-ready and equipped with qualifications recognised globally. The School is committed to providing quality teaching informed by research and backed by a supportive learning environment. The School of Accounting and Finance designs subjects with input from industry professionals to ensure courses meet the academic requirements for accreditation with key professional bodies including CPA Australia, the Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, the Financial Planning Association and to satisfy ASIC core knowledge areas.

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS014 - Stepping into Statistics
    • SSS018 - Foundation Mathematics
    • SSS021 - Transition to University Study
    • SSS033 - Transition from TAFE / VET to University (F2F Workshop)

    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on the STUDY LINK website.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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INTERNATIONAL
  • Australian and New Zealand citizens, and permanent residents.

    NORMAL COURSE DURATION

    • 3 years full-time
    • 6 years part-time

    MODE

    On Campus; Distance Education

    CAMPUS

    CSU Study Centre Melbourne, Port Macquarie, Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst

    See full list of enrolment options

    INDICATIVE ATAR

    6500

  • NORMAL COURSE DURATION

    • 3 years full-time
    • 6 years part-time

    MODE

    On Campus; Distance Education

    CAMPUS

    Albury-Wodonga, CSU Study Centre Sydney, CSU Study Centre Melbourne, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst

    See full list of enrolment options

    COST OF STUDY

    Find out more about tuition fees

    CRICOS

    074611E (Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst, Port Macquarie)
    074612D (CSU Study Centre Sydney, CSU Study Centre Melbourne)