The purpose of the course is to provide a general professional accounting education to graduates of non-accounting disciplines and to satisfy the academic requirements of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.
The degree is designed to build upon previous non-accounting undergraduate studies and work experience and to add conceptual depth by concentrating on studies in accounting and related disciplines. The program includes the concepts of spiral learning and the integration of communication skills, computer applications and quantitative analysis within the discipline of accounting.
The degree will prepare students to:
Wagga Wagga Campus
Normal course duration
3 years (6 sessions)
Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution or a qualification deemed to be equivalent. Applicants with other academic and/or professional qualifications and/or work experience acceptable to the University will be considered.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 128 points (12 single-session subjects).
Graduates will be well qualified for employment in public practice, commerce and industry, government, semi-government non-profit organisations and in accounting education.
Residential schools and other requirements
Each subject has a residential school. Students in Australia attend these schools in Wagga Wagga. Overseas students attend in selected overseas locations. All distance education students are required to have access to a personal computer (IBM PC or compatible) and spreadsheet software capable of reading Excel and/or Lotus 123 files. It is recommended that distance education students have access to appropriate hardware and software to enable them to communicate electronically with the University. The current specifications are available upon request.
Session 1 (Autumn)
Session 2 (Spring)
Session 3 (Autumn)
Session 4 (Spring)
Session 5 (Autumn)
Session 6 (Spring)
School of Financial Studies
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