Courses

Bachelor of Accounting

Interested in sustainability and environmental practices? Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor 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.

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A sustainable career

Developed in consultation with industry, government, accounting professional bodies and universities, the course includes fundamental accounting subjects covering general accounting, corporate accounting, management accounting, auditing and taxation and financial management. In addition, it focuses on environmental sustainability through electives such as Introduction to Sustainability Studies, Environmental Law and Environmental Economics and Policy. You could also take electives in financial planning, such as Financial Planning and Practice, Financial Services Regulation, and Superannuation and Retirement Planning, subject to availability.

You will be eligible to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia and admission to professional programs of CPA Australia and CAANZ – Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand. The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and CAANZ.

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

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Speak to us regarding RPL and possible course credits. If you successfully complete an Associate Degree of Accounting you are eligible to be accepted directly into the Bachelor of Accounting.

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.

Employment outcomes

You will be qualified to work in the following roles:

  • Public Accountant
  • Accountant in industry – Financial and Management
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Manager
  • Entrepreneur

Work placement

This will be an option in the final year but is not a requirement.

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.

NOTE

There are five elective subjects, one in each of first and second years and three in the third year.

Contact

For further information on the Bachelor of Accounting, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

HEBSBACC

VTAC Code

Preston 6900669332

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Business Management and Finance - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Part-time: 6.5 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 Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Classroom

Fees

Full Course Fee: $40150

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

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, accounting software packages, journal databases and other library collections.

Entrance Requirements

Year 12 VCE (or equivalent with study score of at least 20 in any English) or successful completion of a VET Diploma or any other higher education qualification. Relevant industry or life experience. For more information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.

Pathways to further study

On completion you will be eligible for entry to our HEBSMPPA Master of Professional and Practising Accounting

Career Pathways

Over your career, you could move into a range of specialised roles. Examples include:
  • accountant
  • financial manager
  • business sustainability auditor
  • environmental auditor
  • management accountant
  • cost accountant
  • financial/business consultant
  • auditor
  • investment analyst
  • taxation analyst

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

HEBSBACC

CRICOS Code

070938C

Campuses

PRESTON

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Classroom

Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5, Pearson PTE Academic 50 overall with no individual communicative skill below 42, or recognised equivalency
Other: Full-time only

Assessment Methods

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

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $7800
  • Tuition fees per year: $15600
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Pathways to further study

On completion you will be eligible for entry to our HEBSMPPA Master of Professional and Practising Accounting

Career Pathways

Over your career, you could move into a range of specialised roles. Examples include:
  • accountant
  • financial manager
  • business sustainability auditor
  • environmental auditor
  • management accountant
  • cost accountant
  • financial/business consultant
  • auditor
  • investment analyst
  • taxation analyst

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • Midyear
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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
BACC111 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW
BACC112 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING
BACC113 FUNDAMENTAL MICRO AND MACRO ECONOMICS
BACC114 BUSINESS RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION
BACC115 QUANTITATIVE METHODS
BACC116 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 1
BACC211 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
BACC212 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 1
BACC213 COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATIONS LAW
BACC214 INDUSTRY PRACTIUM
BACC215 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 2
BACC216 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 2
BACC221 BUSINESS FINANCE
BACC311 ECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES, MODELS AND POLICIES
BACC312 CORPORATE ACCOUNTING
BACC313 AUDIT THEORY AND ASSURANCE
BACC314 ACCOUNTING THEORY
BACC315 APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT
BACC318 TAXATION LAW AND COMPLIANCE