Course

Bachelor of Accounting

Approved Abbreviation: BAcc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2783.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 087773B


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the relevant course version. Students enrolled in version 2 should follow the information via the link below:

Commencement from Autumn 2017 - 2783.2 Bachelor of Accounting

The Bachelor of Accounting provides students with an in-depth knowledge of accounting, supported by knowledge of associated disciplines of law, economics, finance and statistics. The degree is unique in its scope and coverage offering qualification in accounting and, in combination with available specialisations, in financial planning and taxation.

This degree satisfies the accreditation requirements of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) for entry into their respective programs. Completion of this degree will allow students to claim a number of exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in obtaining the CIMA Professional Qualification.

On successful completion of the Financial Planning and Taxation specialisation the degree satisfies the eligibility requirements for Financial Planner AFP® membership and educational requirements for entry into the CFP® Certification Program of FPA. This course also meets the RG146 generic knowledge requirements, specialist knowledge requirements and skills requirements as they currently stand. Details regarding the coverage of RG146 requirements are available via the link located below

RG146 requirements

The University has approval from the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) to deliver courses in Australian taxation law and commercial law for tax (financial) advisers and tax agents. Completion of the Bachelor of Accounting degree (including completion of specific electives) satisfies the tertiary qualifications requirements to register as a Tax (Financial) Adviser or Tax Agent. Details of which units must be completed to meet these requirements can be found via the link below.

TPB Tax (Financial) Adviser Registration Requirements

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course advice business.courses@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternalSharne Simmons
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternalAmanda Craft

Advanced standing

Advanced Standing will be assessed in accordance with University policy.

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited with and satisfies the pre-admission educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Completion of this degree will allow students to claim a number of exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in obtaining the CIMA Professional Qualification. On successful completion of the Financial Planning and Taxation specialisation the degree satisfies the accreditation requirements of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). This course also meets the RG146 generic knowledge requirements, specialist knowledge requirements and skills requirements as they currently stand. In addition, by completing available majors within the program, students satisfy the tertiary education requirements to register as a Tax (Financial) Adviser and a Tax Agent with the TPB (pending completion of certain electives). Details regarding these requirements can be found via the link located above.

Admission

Year 12 HSC (or equivalent); or completed Diploma in Business from Western Sydney University, The College; or completed relevant TAFE award.

Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Accounting is based on the following minimum requirements:

Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics and any two units of English. Students unable to demonstrate sufficient levels of achievement in mathematics will be required to use one of the elective units to increase their mathematical aptitude. This will not lengthen the period of study.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

http://www.uac.edu.au

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International Office

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Accreditation

This degree is internationally accredited with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and students who complete this degree will receive exemptions from 11 ACCA papers.

Details available on the ACCA website at

https://www.accaglobal.com/an/en.html

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which includes 16 core units plus eight elective units.

Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points at Level 3.

Core units

200525Principles of Economics
200101Accounting Information for Managers
200909Enterprise Law
200111Financial Accounting Applications
200116Management Accounting Fundamentals
200488Corporate Financial Management
200536Intermediate Financial Accounting
200108Contemporary Management Accounting
200183Law of Business Organisations
200109Corporate Accounting Systems
200187Taxation Law
200534Accounting Information Systems
200267Advanced Accounting
200535Auditing and Assurance Services
200118The Accountant as a Consultant

Choose one of

200032Statistics for Business
200052Introduction to Economic Methods

Specialisations

Completion of a specialisation is optional. Students who elect to do a specialisation may choose only one of the following specialisations, with the exception of students intending to seek accreditation with the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) who are required to successfully complete both the Financial Planning and Taxation specialisations. Students seeking to pursue accreditation with the FPA should refer to the information under the ''Accreditation'' heading above.

MT2016Financial Planning
MT2017Taxation
MT2018Financial Planning and Taxation

Electives

Students who choose to undertake one of the available specialisations specified above will have up to 40 credit points (four units) of electives available. Students who do not elect to take a specialisation will have 80 credit points (eight units) of electives available.

Elective units may include additional units from Business or any other discipline. Enrolment in elective units is subject to meeting any required criteria for individual units, such as co-requisites and pre-requisites.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200101Accounting Information for Managers
200909Enterprise Law
200525Principles of Economics

Choose one of

200032Statistics for Business
200052Introduction to Economic Methods

Spring session

200111Financial Accounting Applications
200488Corporate Financial Management
200183Law of Business Organisations
200116Management Accounting Fundamentals

Year 2

Autumn session

200536Intermediate Financial Accounting
200108Contemporary Management Accounting
200187Taxation Law

And one elective

Spring session

200534Accounting Information Systems
200109Corporate Accounting Systems

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

200267Advanced Accounting
200535Auditing and Assurance Services

And two electives

Spring session

200118The Accountant as a Consultant

And three electives

Part-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200101Accounting Information for Managers
200909Enterprise Law

Spring session

200525Principles of Economics

Choose one of

200032Statistics for Business
200052Introduction to Economic Methods

Year 2

Autumn session

200111Financial Accounting Applications
200116Management Accounting Fundamentals

Spring session

200488Corporate Financial Management
200183Law of Business Organisations

Year 3

Autumn session

200536Intermediate Financial Accounting
200187Taxation Law

Spring session

200108Contemporary Management Accounting

And one elective

Year 4

Autumn session

200534Accounting Information Systems

And one elective

Spring session

200109Corporate Accounting Systems

And one elective

Year 5

Autumn session

200267Advanced Accounting

And one elective

Spring session

200535Auditing and Assurance Services

And one elective

Year 6

Autumn session

200118The Accountant as a Consultant

And one elective

Spring session

Two electives

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for majors and sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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