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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Accounting (BACT)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 years full-time (accelerated), 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Notes: This new degree starts from February 2023 (Semester 1).

Overview

  • 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, with the option to fast-track your study and complete this degree in 2 years full-time, studying over 6 consecutive semesters.
  • 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.

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.

Pre-requisites

  • Have achieved a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 62.70, or equivalent qualification.

To study this degree we also 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.

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.

Pathways

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. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

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
8
Total 24

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 14630
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 23200

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

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.

Scholarships

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.
Applications for Semester 1, 2 and 3 2023 are now open.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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Begin your study journey today with Australia's #1 university for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

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