Bachelor of Accounting

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Awarded by: Charles Sturt University

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About this course

The Bachelor of Accounting course offered by Charles Sturt University will give you the foundational skills to launch your accounting and management career. Studying this accounting course will give you a thorough education in the many facets of accounting, economics and business practices.

You will also have the opportunity to diversify and tailor your education to your career goals by choosing six electives from any faculty offered by CSU. You will also be able to choose a Joint Study from the list below. A Joint Study will allow you to choose an established set of five subjects from another discipline that is then used in conjunction with the Bachelor of Accounting degree title.

This course satisfied the accreditation requireemnts of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, meaning you'll be eligible to enrol in CPA and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand postgraduate programs.

This course is delivered on-campus at the following locations: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Port Macquarie, and the CSU Study Centre Melbourne.

CSU believe that learning is about more than just a degree.

Practical work placement

There is a practical work placement component for the core subject 'Professional practice in accounting'. This subject will assist in developing your professional skills and introduce you to the professional accounting environment. You will need to complete 100 hours of work placement to satisfy the requirements of this subject.

Shorter programs

The course also has the flexibility for early exit points. If you choose not to complete the entire Bachelor of Accounting degree, you may complete an alternative program and graduate with an Associate Degree of Business Studies or a Diploma in Business Studies.


To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following:

  • Have an ATAR of 65, or equivalent


  • Have successfully completed minimum of two subjects at a university level


  • Have a certificate III or higher VET qualification, or equivalent


  • Have at least two years' relevant industry experience


  • Have partially completed 50% or more of a TAFE diploma-level qualification


  • Have successfully completed a TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC), or bridging program

Areas of study

In this accounting course, the core subjects you will study include:

  • Accounting 1
  • Accounting 2
  • Business economics
  • Business law
  • Organisations and management
  • Ethics, sustainability and culture
  • Business statistics
  • Accounting systems
  • Management accounting
  • External reporting
  • Professional practice in accounting
  • Strategic and sustainable accounting
  • Company accounting
  • Auditing & assurance services
  • Accounting theory
  • Financial management
  • Business organisations law
  • Taxation law (principles)

You will also have the opportunity to specialise in one of the following disciplines:

  • Banking
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial planning
  • Human resource management
  • Industrial relations
  • Legal studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Ecotourism
  • Psychology

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By successfully completing this Bachelor of Accounting course, you will be qualified to work in a variety of accounting roles in various sectors like public practices, commerce and industry, and government departments.

You will also be given the professional skills to perform various accounting processes including auditing, taxation, advisory consulting, budgeting, policy formulation and price surveillance.

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Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an Australian resident you may also be eligible to receive Austudy/Abstudy or Youth Allowance.

CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

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