Courses

Bachelor of Accounting

HEBSBACC

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.

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 Bachelor of Accounting and Associate Degree of Accounting program, currently offered by the School, 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 undergraduate 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 Bachelor 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.

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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).

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.

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.

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 Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Classroom

Fees

Per Semester: $4750
Per Year: $9500

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

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

All Applicants All applicants are required to attend an interview. 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

On successful completion of this degree, 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
  • July

International Students

Code

HEBSBACC

CRICOS Code

070938C

Campuses

Preston

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $8626
  • Tuition fees per year: $17252
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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 Melbourne Polytechnic 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.

Pathways to further study

On successful completion of this degree, 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

Professional Internships Program

International students in the final year of this program have the opportunity to access a professional internship program.

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Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
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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
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
BAC301 ADVANCED CORPORATE REPORTING
BACC205 CORPORATE ACCOUNTING
BACC211 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
BACC313 AUDIT THEORY AND ASSURANCE
BACC318 TAXATION LAW AND COMPLIANCE