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Bachelor of Accounting

Approved Abbreviation: BAcc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2783.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 087773B


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2018 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2017 - 2783.2 Bachelor of Accounting

Commencement Year 2016 - 2783.1 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 majors, 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 of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) to become a Financial Planner AFP® and prepares students for entry into the Certified Financial Planner CFP® Certification, It is also accredited by, and meets the education requirements of the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) which satisfies the new federal government education requirements as mandated by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). This course 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) in Australia to deliver courses 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 and/or a 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 advicebusiness.courses@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternalSharne Simmons
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternalSharne Simmons
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternalSharne Simmons
Campbelltown CampusPart TimeInternalSharne Simmons
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternalRina Datt
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternalRina Datt
Sydney City CampusFull TimeInternalNeelam Goela

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 both the Financial Planning and the Taxation specialisations the degree satisfies the accreditation requirements of the Financial Planning Association of Australia(FPA) to become a Financial Planner AFP® and prepares students for entry into the CFP® Certification, It is also accredited by, and meets the education requirements of the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) which satisfies the new federal government education requirements as mandated by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). This course also meets the RG146 generic knowledge requirements, specialist knowledge requirements and skills requirements as they currently stand. Details re the coverage of RG146 requirements are available via the link located above. In addition, by completing available specialisations within the program, students satisfy the tertiary qualifications requirements to register as a Tax (Financial) Adviser and a Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners’ Board (pending completion of certain electives). Details regarding these requirements are available via the link located above.

Admission

Year 12 HSC (or equivalent); or completed Diploma in Business at 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). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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

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

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

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.

Sydney City Campus

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Core Units

200972Accounting in Context
200534Accounting Information Systems
200974Accounting Standards and Governance
200535Auditing and Assurance Services
200108Contemporary Management Accounting
200109Corporate Accounting Systems
200488Corporate Financial Management
200909Enterprise Law
200111Financial Accounting Applications
200183Law of Business Organisations
200116Management Accounting Fundamentals
200525Principles of Economics
200187Taxation Law
200973Techniques in Financial Accounting
200118The Accountant as a Consultant

Choose one of

200052Introduction to Economic Methods
200032Statistics for Business

Specialisations

Completion of a specialisation is optional (and not available through Sydney City Campus offerings). Students who elect to do a specialisation may choose only one of the following majors.

MT2037Financial Planning
MT2039Financial Planning and Taxation
MT2038Taxation

Electives

Students who choose to undertake one of the available specialisations, as specified above, will have up to 30 credit points (3 units) of electives available (dependent on the chosen major and units required for accreditation and specified in its recommended sequence of study).

Students who choose to undertake the double specialisation (MT2039) will have no electives available.

Students who do not elect to take a major will have 80 credit points (8 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

200972Accounting in Context
200909Enterprise Law
200525Principles of Economics

Choose one of

200052Introduction to Economic Methods
200032Statistics for Business

Spring session

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

And one elective

This may include any unit from the recommended sequence of the chosen major - MT2037 Financial Planning or MT2038 Taxation or MT2039 Financial Planning and Taxation.

Year 2

Autumn session

200973Techniques in Financial Accounting
200116Management Accounting Fundamentals
200187Taxation Law

And one elective

This may include any unit from the recommended sequence of the chosen major - MT2037 Financial Planning or MT2038 Taxation or MT2039 Financial Planning and Taxation.

Spring session

200534Accounting Information Systems
200108Contemporary Management Accounting
200974Accounting Standards and Governance

And one elective

This may include any unit from the recommended sequence of the chosen major - MT2037 Financial Planning or MT2038 Taxation or MT2039 Financial Planning and Taxation.

Year 3

Autumn session

200109Corporate Accounting Systems

And three electives

Thees may include any three units from the recommended sequence of the chosen major - MT2037 Financial Planning or MT2038 Taxation or MT2039 Financial Planning and Taxation.

Spring session

200535Auditing and Assurance Services
200118The Accountant as a Consultant

And two electives

These may include any two units from the recommended sequence of the chosen major - MT2037 Financial Planning or MT2038 Taxation or MT2039 Financial Planning and Taxation.

Part-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200972Accounting in Context
200909Enterprise Law

Spring session

200525Principles of Economics
200111Financial Accounting Applications

Year 2

Autumn session

200973Techniques in Financial Accounting

Choose one of

200052Introduction to Economic Methods
200032Statistics for Business

Spring session

200488Corporate Financial Management
200183Law of Business Organisations

Year 3

Autumn session

200116Management Accounting Fundamentals

And one elective

This may include any unit from the recommended sequence of the chosen major - MT2037 Financial Planning or MT2038 Taxation or MT2039 Financial Planning and Taxation.

Spring session

200108Contemporary Management Accounting

And one elective

This may include any unit from the recommended sequence of the chosen major - MT2037 Financial Planning or MT2038 Taxation or MT2039 Financial Planning and Taxation.

Year 4

Autumn session

200187Taxation Law

And one elective

This may include any unit from the recommended sequence of the chosen major - MT2037 Financial Planning or MT2038 Taxation or MT2039 Financial Planning and Taxation.

Spring session

200534Accounting Information Systems
200974Accounting Standards and Governance

Year 5

Autumn session

200109Corporate Accounting Systems

And one elective

This may include any unit from the recommended sequence of the chosen major - MT2037 Financial Planning or MT2038 Taxation or MT2039 Financial Planning and Taxation.

Spring session

200118The Accountant as a Consultant

And one elective

This may include any unit from the recommended sequence of the chosen major - MT2037 Financial Planning or MT2038 Taxation or MT2039 Financial Planning and Taxation.

Year 6

Autumn session

200535Auditing and Assurance Services

And one elective

This may include any unit from the recommended sequence of the chosen major - MT2037 Financial Planning or MT2038 Taxation or MT2039 Financial Planning and Taxation.

Spring session

Two electives

Thees may include any two units from the recommended sequence of the chosen major - MT2037 Financial Planning or MT2038 Taxation or MT2039 Financial Planning and Taxation.

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.

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