Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Swinburne Online (RTO 3059)

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About this course

Swinburne Online’s Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is a launch pad into a career in accounting. As well as delivering you a variety of industry-desired skills, the course is accredited by the CPA and ICAA.

Whether you’re looking for a career in tax accounting, account management or as a financial account this degree will provide you with an industry-approved foundation from which to build your career. The course, designed and taught by leading accountants, teaches you how to critically analyse and communicate a financial position and how to make crucial financial decisions as a leader or as part of a team.

You will learn the details of accounting cycles and how to use business and accounting systems. You’ll gain confidence in recording and evaluating a business’ finances and you will learn how to make business decisions to optimise profit and cost efficiency. Upon completion of the course you’ll be able to design and implement effective financial strategies as well as analyse and solve a business’ financial problems.


Applicants must meet the following entry requirements to enrol in this course:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or its equivalent, including units 3 and 4 in English with a minimum score of 25, and meeting the associated minimum ATAR score


  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification


  • Significant and relevant work experience

Areas of study

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

  • Learning and communicating online
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to management
  • Financial information for decision making
  • Management accounting for planning and control
  • Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Introduction to business law
  • Integrative business practice
  • Industry consulting project
  • Financial information systems
  • Company accounting
  • Taxation
  • Accounting theory
  • Analysis for competitive advantage
  • Auditing
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial statistics
  • Financial management
  • Company law
  • Taxation

Students will also need to complete 5 elective units.

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Here’s why Ed chose to study accounting with Swinburne Online.

How will this course advance my career?

Completion of this degree means you will graduate as a qualified account. This could lead to a number of accounting careers such as:

  • Accounts officer
  • Tax accountant
  • Financial accountant
  • Management accountant

How else will I benefit from this bachelor’s degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s accredited by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).
  • Course materials provided.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through HECS-HELP.

Swinburne Online also offers a number of scholarships and grants as a means of promoting equality, recognising excellence, and alleviating financial hardship. Enquire now for more information.

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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).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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Swinburne Online combines the prestigious name and high-quality education of Swinburne University of Technology with the ease and flexibility of online study. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space, Swinburne Online has already helped over 5,000 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification. With a range of university degrees and vocational diplomas that cover specialities including education, social sciences, business, design and communication – Swinburne Online is dedicated to helping students achieve their potential.
As a Swinburne Online student, you will have access to variety of support options to help you get the most out of your learning experience. A dedicated team of Student Liaison Officers (SLOs) are available seven days a week to answer any of your questions – be it academic, technical or administrative. You will also be assigned an eLearning advisor for the duration of your course, who will be your academic point of contact.

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