Courses

Associate Degree of Accounting

HEBSACC11

Interested in sustainability and environmental practices? Melbourne Polytechnic's Associate Degree of Accounting has been developed to meet the growing demand for business professionals with qualifications in the area of accounting and knowledge of sustainable business.

A sustainable career

The School of Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Melbourne Polytechnic is committed to delivering quality academic programs that develop capabilities for students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. The Associate Degree of Accounting program is designed for students aiming to work successfully in the world of accounting, locally and globally. The School has developed a strong capability and achieved significant success in the delivery of an accounting program over the past decade. The School is committed to maintaining the accounting discipline to meet the demand for accountancy graduates in both the Australian and global employment markets

The Associate Degree of Accounting course will prepare graduates with core accounting and business discipline knowledge and skills. Complementary knowledge of management subjects, such as management and marketing, organisational behaviour and human resource management will be available should students choose from the selection of business based elective subjects.

The Associates Degree of Accounting is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Industry connections and resources

Our lecturing staff come from a diverse range of academia and business and are highly qualified to deliver quality programs designed to meet both your needs and industry demand.

Pathways to the Bachelor of Accounting

Upon successful completion of the Associate Degree of Accounting, you are eligible to be accepted directly into the Bachelor of Accounting.

Employment outcomes

You will be qualified to work in the following roles:

  • Entry-level accounting
  • Payroll
  • Accounts receivable/payable
  • Business analysis
  • Finance

Assessment

Assessment may include a combination of examinations, assignments, tests, group and individual reports and projects, essays, practical tasks, literature reviews, journals, presentations, interviews, case studies and class participation.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Speak to us regarding RPL and possible course credits.

Local Students

Code

HEBSACC11

VTAC Code

Preston 6900669332

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Business Management and Finance - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 2 years

Part-time: 4 years


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Fees

Per Semester: $6800
Per Year: $13600

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Assessment Methods

The method of assessment may include a combination of examinations, assignments, tests, group and individual reports and projects, essays, practical tasks, literature reviews, journals, presentations, interviews, case studies and class participation.

Materials

We will provide a list of required materials and books at the start of the course.

You will have access to PhD and/or CPA qualified staff, journal databases and other library collections.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) Successful completion of Year 12 VCE or equivalent with no specified minimum ATAR score and a study score of at least 20 in any English. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study Successful completion of a VET diploma. Applicants with higher education A complete or incomplete higher education qualification. Applicants with work and life experience Relevant industry or life experience.

Pathways to further study

The Associate Degree of Accounting now leads directly into Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Accounting. Students who successfully complete the Associate Degree of Accounting may be granted up to 16 subjects credit in a number of business bachelor degrees, eg. Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting or Financial Management), with Melbourne Polytechnic's partner universities or other institutes. The course enables students to maximise their learning and career opportunities by initially gaining a two-year higher education qualification and then articulating to a bachelor or higher degree at a later stage. Contact Melbourne Polytechnic for further information regarding articulation pathways with through us or our partner universities.

Career Pathways

You can move into general and specialist accounting, finance and management. Accountants work across all industry sectors, including
  • manufacturing
  • retail
  • hospitality and tourism
  • arts and entertainment
  • IT and communications
  • health
  • primary industries
  • finance
  • insurance
  • not-for-profits
  • education

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

Units Of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

Code Subjects
BAC102 FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BAC103 BUSINESS ACCOUNTING
BAC104 BUSINESS ENQUIRY AND COMMUNICATIONS
BAC105 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS
BAC107 FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS
BAC111 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW
BAC113 FUNDAMENTAL ECONOMICS
BAC115 QUANTITATIVE METHODS
BAC211 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
BAC212 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 1
BAC213 CORPORATIONS LAW
BAC216 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 2
BAC221 BUSINESS FINANCE
BACC205 CORPORATE ACCOUNTING
BACC211 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
BACC216 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 2