Bachelor of Accounting

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: BAcc
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 2783
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 087773B

This program applies to students who commenced in 2018 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

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 program 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 programs 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 subjects 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.

Program Advice

 business.courses@westernsydney.edu.au

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal Sharne Simmons
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal Sharne Simmons
Campbellstown Campus Full Time Internal Sharne Simmons
Campbellstown Campus Part Time Internal Sharne Simmons
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal Amanda Craft
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal Amanda Craft
Sydney City Campus Full Time Internal Neelam Goela

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 program 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.

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 program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

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

International students should also refer to the link below 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

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 subjects 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 may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local 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.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the 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.

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing will be assessed in accordance with University policy.

Program Structure

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

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 Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
ACCT 1005Accounting in Context10
ACCT 3001Accounting Information Systems10
ACCT 3003Accounting Standards and Governance10
ACCT 3006Auditing and Assurance Services10
ACCT 2001Contemporary Management Accounting10
ACCT 3007Corporate Accounting Systems10
ECON 2002Corporate Financial Management10
LAWS 1001Enterprise Law10
ACCT 1007Financial Accounting Applications10
LAWS 2010Law of Business Organisations10
FINC 1001Management Accounting Fundamentals10
ECON 1011Principles of Economics10
LAWS 3070Taxation Law10
ACCT 2005Techniques in Financial Accounting10
ACCT 3011The Accountant as a Consultant10
Select one of the following:10
Introduction to Economic Methods
Statistics for Business
Total Credit Points160

Majors

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

Electives

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

Students who choose to undertake the double major (Financial Planning and Taxation) will have no electives available.

Students who do not elect to take a major will have 80 credit points (8 subjects) of electives available.

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

Recommended Sequence

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ACCT 1005 Accounting in Context 10
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
ECON 1011 Principles of Economics 10
Select one of the following: 10
Introduction to Economic Methods  
Statistics for Business  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ACCT 1007 Financial Accounting Applications 10
ECON 2002 Corporate Financial Management 10
LAWS 2010 Law of Business Organisations 10
Select one elective 1 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
ACCT 2005 Techniques in Financial Accounting 10
FINC 1001 Management Accounting Fundamentals 10
LAWS 3070 Taxation Law 10
Select one elective 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ACCT 3001 Accounting Information Systems 10
ACCT 2001 Contemporary Management Accounting 10
ACCT 3003 Accounting Standards and Governance 10
Select one elective 1 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
ACCT 3007 Corporate Accounting Systems 10
Select three electives 2 30
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ACCT 3006 Auditing and Assurance Services 10
ACCT 3011 The Accountant as a Consultant 10
Select two electives 3 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Part-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ACCT 1005 Accounting in Context 10
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ECON 1011 Principles of Economics 10
ACCT 1007 Financial Accounting Applications 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
ACCT 2005 Techniques in Financial Accounting 10
Select one of the following: 10
Introduction to Economic Methods  
Statistics for Business  
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ECON 2002 Corporate Financial Management 10
LAWS 2010 Law of Business Organisations 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
FINC 1001 Management Accounting Fundamentals 10
Select one elective 1 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ACCT 2001 Contemporary Management Accounting 10
Select one elective 1 10
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Autumn session
LAWS 3070 Taxation Law 10
Select one elective 1 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ACCT 3001 Accounting Information Systems 10
ACCT 3003 Accounting Standards and Governance 10
 Credit Points20
Year 5
Autumn session
ACCT 3007 Corporate Accounting Systems 10
Select one elective 1 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ACCT 3011 The Accountant as a Consultant 10
Select one elective 1 10
 Credit Points20
Year 6
Autumn session
ACCT 3006 Auditing and Assurance Services 10
Select one elective 1 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
Select two electives 2 20
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points240

Major and Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers majors and minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Search for majors and minors

Students can apply for an elective major or minor via MySR.

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