Bachelor of Accounting

CRICOS Course Code: 074612D

Speak the language of business

Are you looking for a high-flying career in the financial services industry? Study the Bachelor of Accounting at Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Melbourne or Sydney and open the door to multinational organisations across the world. You could pursue roles in professional accounting practice, commerce, industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. It all starts here.


3 years


Start dates

  • July 2022

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Entry requirements and fees

Find out more about entry requirements and fees for this course.

What is accounting?

Accounting is the process of keeping, reporting and analysing financial records. Accountants are responsible for measuring a company or organisation’s financial health, providing timely statements on budgets, business transactions and tax returns to stakeholders. They are also responsible for monitoring an organisation’s financial operations and performance in order to help it run efficiently.

About the course

Our three-year specialist accounting degree covers theoretical and practical accounting concepts to prepare you for your future career. Subjects cover a range of topics, including the legal, ethical, management and strategic aspects of accounting.  

This course is also offered at Charles Sturt’s campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga.

What will you study?

You will need to complete 24 subjects in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Accounting degree. This is program comprises:

  • 18 core subjects
  • 6 unrestricted electives or electives for Joint Study.
  • Core subjects
    Subject Code
    Accounting 1 ACC100
    Accounting 2* ACC110
    Accounting Systems* ACC200
    Management Accounting* ACC210
    External reporting* ACC222
    Professional Practice in Accounting* ACC276
    Strategic and Sustainable Accounting* ACC311
    Company Accounting* ACC322
    Auditing and Assurance Services* ACC331
    Accounting Theory* ACC341
    Business Economics ECO130
    Financial Management* FIN211
    Business Law LAW110
    Business Organisation Law* LAW220
    Taxation Law (Principles)* LAW301
    Organisations and Management MGT100
    Business Ethics: A Global Perspective OR Ethics, Sustainability and Culture MGT211 / MGT230
    Business Statistics QBM117

    *This subject has a prerequisite and cannot be undertaken before its prerequisite subject is passed. Waivers will only be granted in special circumstances.

    Note: Not all subjects are offered each session.

  • Unrestricted electives

    You must choose six elective subjects.

    An elective is any undergraduate subjects offered at Charles Sturt University Study Centres, provided you meet the necessary prerequisites and have the required assumed knowledge. 

    Alternatively you can choose electives for Joint Study. 

  • Electives for Joint Study

    A Joint Study is an additional, prescribed set of subjects taken from another discipline other than Accounting, your main degree. Both disciplines studied will then be included on your degree certificate, e.g. Bachelor of Accounting/Marketing.

    For a Joint Study within the Faculty of Business, Justice Studies and Behavioural Sciences, students must take an established sequence or a set of five subjects. Students must ensure that they take the necessary prerequisites or have the required assumed knowledge.

    You cannot claim more than one Joint Study.

    Joint Studies are available within the Bachelor of Accounting, as well as any of the Bachelor of Business specialisations, such as Human Resource Management, Management or Marketing and cover the following areas:

    • Human Resource Management
    • Information Systems
    • Marketing
    • Online business technologies.

Industry recognition

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. After completion of the degree, you will be eligible to apply for membership of professional bodies CPA Australia and Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand.

Accounting career opportunities

A rewarding career awaits you. You will graduate with the practical knowledge you need to succeed in a range of roles and industries. Below are just some of the common job roles for graduates:

  • Public practice: auditor, business advisor, tax manager, management consultant, insolvency administrator, information technology and external reporting analyst.
  • Commerce and industry: management accountant, budget planner, taxation planner, information systems designer, electronic data processing, financial manager, internal auditor, policy officer, strategic planner, product planner, and marketing officer.
  • Government, semi-government and non-profit organisations: finance officer, budgeting and performance, accounting control systems, policy formulation, business analyst.

Professional accreditation

CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Check the English language and academic entry requirements you need to meet in order to be accepted in to your chosen undergraduate course.


Find out the tuition fees and other costs for your chosen undergraduate program at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

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