Course summary

Accountants play a critical role within businesses as they provide financial advice and work strategically across all levels. Southern Cross University's Bachelor of Accounting has been designed to meet the changing needs of business with subjects aimed at producing work ready graduates who have the scope of skills to suit both private practice and a range of other industries.

Accountants play a critical role within businesses as they provide financial advice and work strategically across all levels. Southern Cross University's Bachelor of Accounting has been designed to meet the changing needs of business with subjects aimed at producing work ready graduates who have the scope of skills to suit both private practice and a range of other industries.

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Law

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Exercise critical thinking and judgement under supervision in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence to provide possible solutions to routine business problems in straightforward contexts.

Creativity

Critically apply integrated theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business issues.

Ethical practice

Demonstrate exercising judgement under supervision to solve routine business problems in straightforward contexts and professional situations using social, sustainable, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate a broad coherent, theoretical and technical knowledge of the accounting discipline and a deeper knowledge in a chosen field speciality area of tax, financial services or business advisory services.

Lifelong learning

Reflect on, assess and regulate their own learning capabilities and performance feedback to identify action learning opportunities and self-improvements with personal autonomy. Locate, analyse, evaluate, and use information from a range of sources.

Communication and social skills

Justify and communicate clear, coherent and independent business advice and ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists. Contribute expertise in collaboration with others and in a team to provide possible solutions to routine business problems in a straightforward context.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous Australian contemporary realities and protocols and cultural competence in local, Australia-wide and/or global settings.

Students may choose as electives, one or two double-weighted internship units. 

Southern Cross University has accreditation for this course with the following professional bodies:

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA)
  • Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia

Southern Cross University has applied for accreditation for this course with the following professional bodies:

  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

This accreditation will enable graduates to enrol in CA, CPA Australia, and the IPA postgraduate programs. 


Course overview

Course code

3002107

Course abbreviation

BAcc

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Session 1 338159 052251
Gold Coast Session 1 332162 052461
Lismore Session 1 332103 052211
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $20,560 ($2,570 per unit) 092940E
Lismore Session 1 $20,560 ($2,570 per unit) 092940E

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible for the Bachelor of Accounting a candidate shall successfully complete not less than twenty-four (24) units (288 credit points) comprising:

  1. all units listed in Part A; and
  2. one four (4) unit stream from Part B; or
  3. four (4) elective units from Part C.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

ACC00130 - Auditing Advanced
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced Note 1
ACC00145 - Financial Reporting Advanced
ACC00146 - Management Accounting Advanced
ACC00151 - Financial Accounting Intermediate
ACC00152 - Business Finance Advanced Note 2
ACC73001 - Advanced Management Accounting
ACC73002 - Business Analytics and Big Data
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory Note 2
FIN10254 - Financial Institutions, Instruments and Markets Advanced Note 2
FIN10709 - Foundations of Finance Intermediate Note 2
LAW00004 - Company Law Intermediate Note 1
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory Note 1
LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate Note 2
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
MNG00314 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate

Part B

Complete four (4) units from one of the following streams:

Title Level of learning Note
Complete the following two (2) units plus any other two (2) units from Part B:
ACC00134 - Advanced Taxation Advanced Note 1
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory Note 1

Part C


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 1

ACC00151 - Financial Accounting Intermediate
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory Note 1
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate

Year 1, Session 2

ACC00146 - Management Accounting Advanced
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory Note 2
LAW00004 - Company Law Intermediate Note 1
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory

Year 2, Session 1

ACC00152 - Business Finance Advanced Note 2
FIN10254 - Financial Institutions, Instruments and Markets Advanced Note 2
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate

Year 2, Session 2

ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced Note 1
ACC00145 - Financial Reporting Advanced
FIN10709 - Foundations of Finance Intermediate Note 2
LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate Note 2

Year 3, Session 1

ACC00130 - Auditing Advanced
Advanced Management Accounting
Choose one (1) unit from Part B or Part C
Choose one (1) unit from Part B or Part C

Year 3, Session 2

Business Analytics and Big Data
MNG00314 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced
Choose one (1) unit from Part B or Part C
Choose one (1) unit from Part B or Part C

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 2

ACC00151 - Financial Accounting Intermediate
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory Note 2
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory

Year 2, Session 1

ACC00152 - Business Finance Advanced Note 2
FIN10254 - Financial Institutions, Instruments and Markets Advanced Note 2
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory Note 1
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate

Year 2, Session 2

ACC00145 - Financial Reporting Advanced
ACC00146 - Management Accounting Advanced
FIN10709 - Foundations of Finance Intermediate Note 2
LAW00004 - Company Law Intermediate Note 1

Year 3, Session 1

Advanced Management Accounting
ACC00130 - Auditing Advanced
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate

Year 3, Session 2

Business Analytics and Big Data
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced Note 1
LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate Note 2
MNG00314 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced

Year 4, Session 1

Choose one (1) unit from Part B or Part C
Choose one (1) unit from Part B or Part C
Choose one (1) unit from Part B or Part C
Choose one (1) unit from Part B or Part C

Notes

Note 1: This unit is mandatory to meet the educational requirements for the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) Registration
Note 2: This unit is mandatory for ASIC’s Regulatory Guide 146 generic and/or specialist knowledge requirements for financial advisers (RG146 Registration)
Note 3: Internship A is a double-weighted unit (24 credit points) requiring a 16 unit pre-requisite including the Professional Development for the Workplace unit (MNG10476). All internship placements must be approved by the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, prior to commencement.