Why study Accounting in Australia

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Accounting is one of Australia’s fastest-growing occupations, and the profession is predicted to increase by 13.3 per cent by 2020.

No matter what shape the economy is in, there will always be a need for accountants, whether companies are in the red or the black. However, with the current strong economy, business in Australia is booming and with this growth comes the need for financial and accounting services.

Just one of the benefits of studying accounting is that it is a profession that is always in demand and at the heart of every business, across a huge variety of industries.

Why study accounting at university

There are many reasons to study accounting. These days, there is a lot more to being an accountant than knowing your way around numbers. In order to work as an accountant in Australia you need specialist skills.

You also need to gain a nationally recognised qualification and become a member of one of Australia’s professional accounting bodies: Institute of Public Accountants (IPA); CPA Australia (CPA); or the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

To be eligible for entry into either of these bodies you need to hold a tertiary qualification. The minimum qualification for entry into CPA and CAANZ is a Bachelor degree in Accounting.

Why choose accounting at Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University (CSU) Study Centres offer a number of accredited courses that will kick-start your career in accounting. Our Bachelor of Accounting is a vocational undergraduate degree that provides a solid grounding in the theoretical and conceptual aspects of accounting.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-accounting subject our Master of Professional Accounting (12 subject) is the perfect platform for an exciting and rewarding career. This conversion course is recognised by the CAANZ and CPA Australia and is one of the few accounting masters to offer 12 subjects over two years.

Studying just three subjects per semester enables you to gain a comprehensive understanding of your course and enjoy a better study-life balance. The 12-subject program also has lower tuition fees than our 16-subject option.

Both masters offer practical and relevant accounting skills, which open the way to a variety of exciting careers in areas of financial management, public practice, commerce and industry, government and semi-government organisations, and accounting education.

Get in touch to find out more about our courses or apply now.