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Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Accounting (BACT)

Entry requirements
ATAR 60.00
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • Start a career that is always in demand and become an integral part of modern businesses with UniSQ’s Bachelor of Accounting. The fast moving and diverse nature of business operations means accountants are involved in exciting and dynamic decisions on a daily basis.
  • Graduate sooner with our Bachelor of Accounting – from 2024 there is an option to fast-track your study and complete this degree in 2 years full-time, if studying over 6 consecutive trimesters.
  • You’ll develop your professional identity through confident communication skills, enabling you to deliver specialist advice and decisions to diverse stakeholders.
  • Build technical and professional knowledge and skills in financial and management accounting, auditing, information technology, taxation, business law, and ethics.
  • Become a future-focused accounting professional by evaluating the use of digital technologies to support current and future business processes.
  • Complement your accounting courses with an 8-unit major from the Bachelor of Business, or select minors and electives, to tailor your finance career to your interests. Why not develop your professional and technical advice skills through the Tax Practitioner minors, or study a Finance major?
  • Work alongside industry partners on real-world issues through a variety of authentic case studies, as well as a capstone project in your final year.
  • We offer our accounting courses online or on-campus, so you have the flexibility to study while balancing work and family commitments, from wherever and whenever it suits you.
  • UniSQ’s Business Academy is built with industry employers to set you up for success – work for a variety of mock companies that accurately represent the workplace so you can master corporate operations

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited with CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Graduates that complete the four units of core courses and 12  Professional Accounting major courses will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA and CAANZ. This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams, and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.

Students who successfully complete the 4-unit Tax Practitioner minor will meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board. Note that there are also professional work experience requirements to register as a tax agent.

Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

Career outcomes

  • Graduates are equipped to use their critical and reflective thinking skills as well as financial expertise to contribute to a range of organisational outcomes.
  • You will graduate as a qualified accountant able to pursue a career as a as a financial accountant, auditor, business advisor, CFO, management accountant, forensic accountant, tax advisor. These careers can be found in a wide range of organisations and industries such as public and private practise, financial institutions, and government.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 60.00 59.65

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Special entry schemes for admissions may increase your Rank, through the allocation of additional points in certain circumstances, such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

UniSQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degrees' student cohort from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
12-unit Professional Accounting major  12
1 x second 8-unit major
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x electives
Total 24

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 16323
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 24800

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Online 904335
Springfield 924331
Toowoomba 904331

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check the QTAC closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to apply directly to UniSQ if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 8 September Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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Why study a Bachelor of Accounting?

Do you want to enhance your transferrable skills, all while gaining the financial knowledge and expertise needed to positively contribute to an organisations’ financial strategies and outcomes? UniSQ’s Bachelor of Accounting may be the right fit for you. 

Enhance your skillset even further with an 8-unit major from the Bachelor of Business or select minors and electives to suit your personal interests and career goals. For example, a Tax Practitioner minor or a Finance major will complement your accounting qualification giving you the potential to broaden your career in Business and Management

What can I do with a Bachelor of Accounting?

A Bachelor of Accounting in Australia opens various career options, meaning you can take your skills and knowledge and apply them to several different fields and industries, including auditing, tax management, or even forensics. 

Graduate as a qualified account with UniSQ’s Bachelor of Accounting, and pursue specialised accounting roles such as: 

  • auditor 
  • business advisor 
  • CFO 
  • financial accountant 
  • forensic accountant 
  • management accountant. 
Is this degree right for me?
A Bachelor of Accounting at UniSQ will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in the multifaceted systems of the business world. 

Learn about financial and management accounting, auditing, information technology, taxation, business law and ethics.  

If you enjoy working with numbers, possess an eye for detail and have a passion for problem-solving, accounting could be a good fit for you.
What are the pathways to entry?

We understand everyone’s journey to university is unique. Whether it’s been some time since you’ve last studied, you haven’t completed high school, or you’re making a career switch, we’ve got you covered. If you don’t meet the entry requirements to study a Bachelor of Accounting, we have a pathway option available to you. 

Why study a Bachelor of Accounting with UniSQ?
  • Benefit from working with industry partners on real-world accounting case studies, and complete a capstone project in your final year. 
  • Graduate sooner with our fast-track study option and complete our Bachelor of Accounting online or on-campus in 2 years full-time study. 
  • Enjoy the benefits of flexible study while balancing your work, family and life commitments.