BACC16

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Program code BACC16
Start date(s) February/July
Program length Full time: 3 years
Part time: Variable (up to 6 years)
Campus Chadstone
Study mode Full time; Part time
International program Yes
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  • Program Overview

    This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge and skills in accounting, through a more practical and hands on approach. Accountants are in demand in many industries and businesses, including the banking and commerce, financial services, manufacturing, construction, education, health and leisure and retail sectors.

    After successfully completing the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting, you will receive an exemption for up to eight subjects from the Bachelor program. If you have achieved the FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting, you may subsequently apply for exemptions for up to a further four subjects, achieving a possible total of 12.

    At Holmesglen we are committed to supporting our students to achieve their learning goals, so we provide small classes with hands-on experiences. With small classes, you won't be lost in the crowd. You can expect to join approximately 290 other students* in this course: you'll soon get to know your fellow students and feel part of Holmesglen - and your teachers will know you as an individual.

    All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their Faculty Course Orientation and the Institute Higher Education Orientation. Refer to Orientation dates.

    * This is an estimate based on expected student numbers and this number may vary.

    **Visit the Higher Education page for information regarding the Commencing Student Admissions profiles.

  • Program Structure

    You will be progressively recognised for the study you have completed, ultimately being recognised with the Bachelor level degree on completion of 24 subjects. If you elect to exit on the completion of 16 subjects, normally completed in four semesters, you may apply to receive the Associate Degree in Business (Accounting).

    The structure enables you to enter at various stages of the course, depending on existing qualifications and experience. Please note that some subjects and/or courses may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments, prior to being conducted.

    Subject objectives
    For a summary of each subject refer to the Subject Summary.

    Each summary includes:

    • Credit points
    • Learning outcomes
    • Weekly contact hours
    • Assessments
    • Pre-requisites
    • Co-requisites

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    BAC101Accounting Principles
    BEX103The Modern Economy
    BBA103Business Communication
    BAC105Business Maths and Statistics
    BAC102Computerised Accounting Applications
    BAC103Financial Accounting Fundamentals
    BAC104Management Accounting Fundamentals
    BEX107Business Law
    BAC201Corporate Accounting
    BAC202Business Finance
    BAC203Accounting Information Systems
    BAC204Advanced Management Accounting
    BAC205Organisational Behaviour and Design
    BAC206Taxation Law
    BAC301Advanced Financial Accounting
    BAC302Corporations Law
    BAC304Advanced Accounting Theory
    BAC305Auditing Principles and Practice
    BAC306Corporate Governance and Ethics
    BAC307Taxation Practice

    Electives

    CodeName
    BBA101Business Management
    BBA202Human Resource Management
    BEX102Business Relationship Management
    BEX104Business Technology Management 2
    BEX202Organisation & Environmental Analysis
    BEX203Business Technology Management 3
    BEX304Contemporary Employment Issues
    BBA206Driving Change & Developing Organisations
    BMM107Marketing Principles
    BMM102Professional Selling
    BMM201Advertising and Integrated Brand Promotion
    BMM203Customer Relationship Management
    BMM202Buyer Behaviour
    BAC303Personal Financial Planning
    BBA301International Business and the International Economy
    BBA302Strategic Management
    BBA303International Human Resource Management
    BBA305Business Research Methods
    BEX301E-Business Essentials
    BEX305Project Management
    BEX307Organisational Leadership
    BMM204Business to Business Marketing
    BMM205Sales Management
    BMM302Digital Marketing
    BMM304Marketing of Services & Social Issues
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    In order to be admitted to the Bachelor of Business (Accounting), you must meet one of two entry criteria categories being:

    Normal entry

    An applicant may be admitted to the course after successfully completing VCE or equivalent or with significant relevant experience in industry. For VCE, an ATAR score of 60 or more is required. However, if your ATAR is below this, please call us to discuss your individual circumstances.

    Advanced standing 

    An applicant may be admitted to the course with advanced standing of up to eight subjects for successful completion of the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting and a maximum of 12 subjects for the FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Advanced standing will be judged on a case-by-case basis.

    Selection Process

    Mature age or non year 12 applicants may be required to attend an interview.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed BACC16 Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

    Graduates may apply for associate membership of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates of this degree also meet the academic entry requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) Program. You are advised to refer to the appropriate professional association's website for further details regarding admission and membership requirements.

    Pathways

    Career Opportunities

    • Accountant
    • Management accountant
    • Financial accountant
    • Auditor
  • Dates

    Program Commencement

    Semester 1, 2017

    Orientation Week 20 - 24 February

    Classes commence: Monday 27 February

    Semester 2, 2017

    Orientation Week 24 - 28 July

    Classes commence: Monday 31 July

    Refer to Higher Education Academic Calendar

    Attendance

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are a:

    • Part time student
    • Full time student commencing studies outside of the February intake
    • Non year 12 applicant and only applying to Holmesglen

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    VTAC

    Apply through VTAC for the program's February intake (full time study).

    The VTAC code for this program is 6100161062.

    Applicants must also submit a VTAC Personal Statement via the VTAC website.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Graduate and Degree Programs Department

    03 9564 1603

    business@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Program Fees for 2017

    TypeCost
    Full Fee$9300

    The above fees are per annum and are subject to change

    Payments options are available to assist with repayment of tuition fees. HELP loans, which are a government loan scheme, are available to eligible students. A Student Services and Amenities fee is payable at the time of enrolment. All fee payments must be completed by the Administrative Date and the final date to withdraw without incurring a Loan debt must be completed by the Census Date.

    Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education programs.

    The published fee was current at the time of publication however, due to a rise in resource and delivery costs, full fee programs may be subject to change.

    Tuition Assurance requirements

    Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled. Overseas students refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.

  • Program Overview

    This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge and skills in accounting, through a more practical and hands on approach. Accountants are in demand in many industries and businesses, including the banking and commerce, financial services, manufacturing, construction, education, health and leisure and retail sectors.

    After successfully completing the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting, you will receive an exemption for up to eight subjects from the Bachelor program. If you have achieved the FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting, you may subsequently apply for exemptions for up to a further four subjects, achieving a possible total of 12.

    At Holmesglen we are committed to supporting our students to achieve their learning goals, so we provide small classes with hands-on experiences. With small classes, you won't be lost in the crowd. You can expect to join approximately 290 other students* in this course: you'll soon get to know your fellow students and feel part of Holmesglen - and your teachers will know you as an individual.

    All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their Faculty Course Orientation and the Institute Higher Education Orientation. Refer to Orientation dates.

    * This is an estimate based on expected student numbers and this number may vary.

    **Visit the Higher Education page for information regarding the Commencing Student Admissions profiles.

  • Program Structure

    You will be progressively recognised for the study you have completed, ultimately being recognised with the Bachelor level degree on completion of 24 subjects. If you elect to exit on the completion of 16 subjects, normally completed in four semesters, you may apply to receive the Associate Degree in Business (Accounting).

    The structure enables you to enter at various stages of the course, depending on existing qualifications and experience. Please note that some subjects and/or courses may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments, prior to being conducted.

    Subject objectives
    For a summary of each subject refer to the Subject Summary.

    Each summary includes:

    • Credit points
    • Learning outcomes
    • Weekly contact hours
    • Assessments
    • Pre-requisites
    • Co-requisites

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    BAC101Accounting Principles
    BEX103The Modern Economy
    BBA103Business Communication
    BAC105Business Maths and Statistics
    BAC102Computerised Accounting Applications
    BAC103Financial Accounting Fundamentals
    BAC104Management Accounting Fundamentals
    BEX107Business Law
    BAC201Corporate Accounting
    BAC202Business Finance
    BAC203Accounting Information Systems
    BAC204Advanced Management Accounting
    BAC205Organisational Behaviour and Design
    BAC206Taxation Law
    BAC301Advanced Financial Accounting
    BAC302Corporations Law
    BAC304Advanced Accounting Theory
    BAC305Auditing Principles and Practice
    BAC306Corporate Governance and Ethics
    BAC307Taxation Practice

    Electives

    CodeName
    BBA101Business Management
    BBA202Human Resource Management
    BEX102Business Relationship Management
    BEX104Business Technology Management 2
    BEX202Organisation & Environmental Analysis
    BEX203Business Technology Management 3
    BEX304Contemporary Employment Issues
    BBA206Driving Change & Developing Organisations
    BMM107Marketing Principles
    BMM102Professional Selling
    BMM201Advertising and Integrated Brand Promotion
    BMM203Customer Relationship Management
    BMM202Buyer Behaviour
    BAC303Personal Financial Planning
    BBA301International Business and the International Economy
    BBA302Strategic Management
    BBA303International Human Resource Management
    BBA305Business Research Methods
    BEX301E-Business Essentials
    BEX305Project Management
    BEX307Organisational Leadership
    BMM204Business to Business Marketing
    BMM205Sales Management
    BMM302Digital Marketing
    BMM304Marketing of Services & Social Issues
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    Year 12 level studies or the overseas equivalent or relevant senior employment experience;

    and

    English language proficiency of IELTS 6.0 (Academic), ISLPR 3, TOEFL 580 (PB), 237 (CB) or 60 (iBT), PTE Academic Score of 50 (no communicative skill score less than 50), Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 52 or equivalent.Advanced StandingAdvanced standing for subjects covering CPA Australia's core curriculum requirements will only be accepted for particular subjects that cover topics equivalent in content and depth to those taught in accredited Australian degree courses.Advanced standing of 12 subjects is not acceptable for TAFE or TAFE equivalent courses of less than 2 years full-time duration.At least the equivalent of one semester, full-time, must have been completed in a post Year 12 non-university qualification for the studies to be accepted for advanced standing purposes (on a pro-rata basis).The maximum number of credits for a non-university qualification should not exceed total coverage of more than 50% of the core curriculum in accounting and business related areas. Please refer to http://www.cpacareers.com.au/study_options/acc_course_search.asp for details of Holmesglen's subjects matched to CPA's core curriculum areas (search under Holmesglen Institute and the table will appear).To be accepted as degree equivalent, overseas qualifications must be issued by a university and recognised as equivalent to an Australian degree by the Australian Education International-National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR)Note 1: Master degrees from India are not accepted as being degree equivalent unless the student has achieved credit average grades. AEI-NOOSR guidelines are also used to determine equivalence to TAFE qualifications.Note 2: Advanced standing will not be granted for the following subjects:* Auditing* Taxation* Corporations Law

    Selection Process

    Mature age or non year 12 applicants may be required to attend an interview.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed BACC16 Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

    Graduates may apply for associate membership of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates of this degree also meet the academic entry requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) Program. You are advised to refer to the appropriate professional association's website for further details regarding admission and membership requirements.

    Pathways

    Career Opportunities

    • Accountant
    • Management accountant
    • Financial accountant
    • Auditor
  • How to Apply

    Holmesglen strongly recommends that International students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.border.gov.au/

    To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at: https://www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/international/agent_list

    If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Please note that applying through an accredited agent of Holmesglen will waive this Application Fee.

    Note: Where necessary, Holmesglen reserves the right to refer students applying directly to an in-country accredited agent, to assist in adhering to the Australian Government's GTE assessment processes.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Fees for 2018: $16,500 per year