Prepare yourself for a professional career
USQ’s Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in Accounting is a career-oriented degree designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge for a career as an accountant.
Accounting is a critical component of any company or organization. Accounting as a profession has seen a major shift in recent decades, from a strictly financial focus of economic accountability to a more complex role within business organizations and management. The accounting profession has also expanded to include areas such as information systems, insolvency, and forensic investigations.
You also have the option to choose a second major from a range of business and commerce fields to shape the career you want. A double major in accounting and finance is one of our most popular combinations.
Accounting major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.
The Accounting major is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of International Accountants.
Successful completion of the Accounting major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.
Accounting major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).
You will graduate as a qualified accountant able to pursue a career as a public accountant, chartered accountant, company accountant, company secretary, financial administrator, financial planner, investment advisor, a forensic accountant in the tax department, audit office, treasury and local government, or in financial institutions including banks and building societies.
Courses to be studied
- Core courses (8 units)
- plus 1 x 8-unit major (8 units)
- plus 2 x 4-unit minors (8 units)
- or 1 x 4-unit minor and 4 approved courses
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
Study Mode/ Cost
- Commonwealth supported: AUD 10944
- Domestic full fee paying: AUD 19040
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allow you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
- Mathematics A (4, SA) is assumed.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is a result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.
Credit for previous study or work experience
You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.