Full Time: 3 years
, Part Time: 6 years
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge and skills in accounting, through a more practical and hands-on approach.
Holmesglen's Bachelor of Business (Accounting) has been developed to provide individuals with the opportunity to achieve an Accounting qualification through a more practical and hands-on approach to learning. This program has been recognised and accredited by the CAANZ, CPA Australia, Institute of Certified Management Accountants and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and provides a nationally recognised qualification in accounting.
Accountants are currently in demand in Australia in both the public and private sectors with outstanding career opportunities available in a wide range of services and industries.
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'll soon get to know your fellow students and feel part of Holmesglen - and your teachers will know you as an individual.
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course and ATAR-based offers, download the Bachelor of Business Accounting student profile summary (Word - 36kb).
All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their Faculty Course Orientation and Holmesglen's Higher Education Orientation.
This degree will build your knowledge of Accounting, Auditing, Economics, Finance, Law, Statistics, Taxation Law and Practice, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting.
Key study areas include:
• Auditing principles and practice
• Personal financial planning
• Taxation practice
• Corporate accounting
• Understanding business, corporations and taxation laws
• Understanding of the modern economy
• Advanced management accounting methodologies.
The course is structured to provide a Bachelor level degree qualification, upon the completion of 24 subjects. This qualification comprises 20 core subjects and a selection of four electives from a range of elective subjects. After the completion of the first 16 subjects, students are eligible to exit the course with the Associate Degree in Business (Accounting).
A range of assessment methods for each unit of competency/subject is developed to meet the specific evidence requirements as per the training package/accredited course curriculum.
Assessment tools consist of an assessment matrix, assessment tasks, student and assessor instructions, marking guide, decision making rules, and recording and reporting requirements.
Assessments are conducted throughout the duration of the unit/subject to enable the student time to demonstrate competency.
Accounting Information Systems
Advanced Accounting Theory
Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Management Accounting
Auditing Principles And Practice
Business Maths And Statistics
Computerised Accounting Applications
Corporate Governance And Ethics
Financial Accounting Fundamentals
Management Accounting Fundamentals
Organisational Behaviour And Design
Business Relationship Management
Business research methods
Business Technology Management 2
Business technology management 3
Business To Business Marketing
Contemporary Employment Issues
Customer Relationship Management
Driving Change And Developing Organisations
Human resource management
International Business And The International Economy
International human resource management
Marketing Of Services And Social Issues
Organisational and envrionmental analysis
Personal Financial Planning
For details on credit points, learning outcomes, weekly contact hours, assessments, pre-requisites, and co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) subject summary (Word - 54kb)
Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)
This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.
Minimum prerequisite ATAR of 55.00.
Apply through VTAC for February admission
Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are applying for entry at mid-year.
For all other applicants - i.e. Applicants with Higher Education Study, Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study and Applicants with Work and Life Experience.
The following entry requirements apply:
- Your entire academic record will be considered.
- You will be required to attend an interview and bring a current resume detailing work history as well as certified copies of relevant qualifications.
- Selection will be based on previous study, work experience and motivation to study. Applicants without a formal qualification with relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills will be considered if they can demonstrate that they have a reasonable prospect of completing the course.
You will need to apply through VTAC for February admission
You will need to apply directly to Holmesglen if you are applying for entry at mid-year.
SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)
Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. For further information go to www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/how_to_apply/application and www.holmesglen.edu.au.
An applicant may be admitted to the course with advanced standing of up to eight subjects (48 credit points) for successful completion of the Diploma of Accounting and a maximum of 12 subjects (72 credit points) for the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Advanced standing will be judged on a case-by-case basis.
Articulation pathways are also available from other related diplomas and advanced diplomas such as Diploma of Banking, Diploma of Mortgage Broking or Diploma of Financial Planning.
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. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree meets the requirements for professional accounting accreditation with Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and Certified Management Accountants (CMA).
Graduates may apply for associate membership of Certified Practicing 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.
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree can be used to apply for entry to relevant Masters or other relevant post-graduate qualifications.
Opportunities exist within a number of industries for Bachelor of Business (Accounting) graduates, including:
• Management accountant
• Financial accountant
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
- Apply through VTAC for February admission
- Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are applying for entry at mid-year.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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The above fees are per annum. These are indicative fees only.
Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education courses.
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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.