Bachelor of Accounting

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    March, July, November

  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne Online

  • Career Outcomes:

    Accountant | Auditor | Bookkeeper | Financial Analyst | Tax Specialist | View All

Course Rundown

Build in-demand skills for an essential profession and study with flexibility with this online Bachelor of Accounting course from Swinburne Online. 


In an increasingly regulated commercial world, managers are urgently seeking qualified professionals to successfully navigate complex financial systems, processes and regulations. With this qualification, you’ll be equipped with the essential skills and knowledge required to help businesses solve problems and successfully navigate the business world. 

This industry-relevant course is designed by practising accountants, ensuring you’re learning from and connecting with leaders in your new industry. Flexible online study options mean study doesn’t have to take over your life, but Swinburne Online’s online support system ensures you have constant access to your tutors and trainers whenever you need support. 

If you’ve got a head for details and like solving problems, a future in accounting may be for you. 


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education or its equivalent; AND
  • Meet the minimum associated ATAR score; OR
  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary degree.

Applicants must also fulfil English language requirements.

What You’ll Learn

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

  • Financial information for decision-making
  • Financial information systems
  • Management accounting for planning and control
  • Company accounting
  • Forensic accounting
  • Taxation
  • Accounting theory
  • Analysis for competitive advantage
  • Auditing
  • Industry consulting project
  • Advanced innovative business practice
  • Learning and communicating for innovative business practice
  • Economic principles
  • Macroeconomic policy
  • Financial statistics
  • Financial management
  • Introduction to business information systems
  • Introduction to business law
  • Law of commerce
  • Introduction to management

Why study with Swinburne Online?

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With strong links to industry and a focus on practical skills, Swinburne gives students an edge in the competitive job market. Placing in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings, Swinburne shapes graduates who are confident and competent in meeting the challenges of a fast-changing world. Over 100 years, Swinburne has educated more than 150,000 graduates in areas ranging from science, technology and engineering through health, education and business to media, design and innovation. Swinburne Online has drawn on more than 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space to help over 9,600 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification.

Student Support

As a Swinburne Online student you’ll have access to a range of support options to help you get the most out of your learning. A dedicated team of Student Advisors are available seven days a week to answer your questions – academic, technical or administrative. You’ll also be assigned an eLearning advisor who will be your academic point of contact for the duration of your course.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Accounting from Swinburne Online. 

This recognised qualification enables you to seek employment in an accounting or finance role in a variety of organisations across the public and private sectors. You may choose to work in accounting, bookkeeping, accounts management, financial analysis, or in tax analysis, and can undertake further study in order the specialise your skillset. 

This course is accredited by Charted Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Certified Public Accountants Australia. You may choose to apply for registration as a member of a professional accounting institute upon course completion. 

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

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.


FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.