Bachelor of Accounting

includes:

Bachelor of Accounting

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Accounting BAcc

Joint Studies

A joint study is a prescribed set of subjects taken from a discipline other than Accounting or Business. Students are able to use the title of the joint study in conjunction with Bachelor of Accounting (e.g. Bachelor of Accounting (Finance), Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations). This course includes the following Joint Study options:

Advertising Joint Study (Advert) , Agribusiness Joint Study (Agribus) , Cultural Heritage Management Joint Study (CultHeritMgt) , Ecotourism Joint Study (Ecotourism) , Finance Joint Study (Fin) , Financial Planning Joint Study (FinPlan) , Human Resource Management Joint Study (HRM) , Industrial Relations Joint Study (IndRel) , Information Systems Joint Study (InfoSys) , International Business & Culture Joint Study (InternatBus&Cult) , Legal Studies Joint Study (LegalStud) , Leisure & Health Joint Study (Leis&Hlth) , Management Joint Study (Mgt) , Marketing Joint Study (Mkt) , Marketing, Communication & Digital Media Joint Study (MktComm&DigMedia) , Online Business Technologies Joint Study (OnlineBusTechs) , Organisational Communication and Public Relations Joint Study (OrgComm&PubRel) , Psychology Joint Study (Psych) , Sociology Joint Study (Sociol)

Availability

Bachelor of Accounting (2412AC)

On Campus - Albury-Wodonga
On Campus - Bathurst
On Campus - CSU Study Centre Melbourne
On Campus - CSU Study Centre Sydney
On Campus - Port Macquarie
On Campus - Wagga Wagga
Online - Bathurst

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Accounting

Full-time: 3 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants for the Bachelor of Accounting must meet the following Admission Requirements:

* A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of at least 60 (including adjustment factors).

OR

* Successful completion of at least two Bachelor degree level subjects (or Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent) or higher in any discipline.

OR

* A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate III or higher, studied at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or equivalent.

OR

* A completed Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) or bridging program studied at a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or University, or equivalent.

OR

* Partial completion of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Diploma, of at least 50% from a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or equivalent.

OR

* Work experience of at least two years with some elements of business management or supervision, demonstrated by a detailed resume.

English Language Proficiency
Minimum CSU English Language Proficiency Requirements apply.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Students who have studied and successfully completed relevant subjects at other universities or educational institutions may apply for credit for those subjects when applying to CSU courses. Credit will be granted for subjects, which are equivalent in content and standard, at the discretion of the Course Director.

The Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences has a large number of standard credit packages for TAFE and other institutions.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

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

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
HRM201 Workplace 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:
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 Marketing Communications

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 2:
COM116 Introduction to Public Relations
COM127 Introduction to Media Production
COM232 Strategic Communication, COM239 Relationship Management or COM223 Organisational Communication
COM219 Media, Communication & Globalisation
JRN101 News Gathering and Writing
ADV206 Channel Planning

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

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.

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
* only available until session 1 2020

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
PKM397 Heritage Site Management (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 Contemporary Issues in Community Development
LES301 Health Policy and Program Development
LES302 Leisure and Social Relations

Organisational Communication and Public Relations joint study

COM116 Introduction to Public Relations
COM313 Issues and Crisis Communication

PLUS three subjects from the list below:
COM232 Strategic Communication
COM223 Organisational Communication
COM236 Event Management
COM224 Communication Research Strategies

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.

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)

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

PKM266 Culture and Heritage
PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management
PKM397 Heritage Site Management

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

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

 

 

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: November 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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