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Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Accounting (BACT)
CRICOS: 110846E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 2 years full-time (accelerated), 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Feb, Jul


  • 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.

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


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.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

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.


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

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
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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost

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

AUD 26880

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

AUD 26880

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2023. 

Student services and amenities fees

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


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

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 110846E

Applications for Semester 1 and 2 2023 are now open.

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Begin your study journey today with the university rated five out of five stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

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