Holmesglen's Bachelor of Business (Accounting) has been developed to provide individuals with the opportunity to achieve an accounting qualification through a more practical and hands-on approach to learning.
Career opportunities, include:
- management accountant
- financial accountant
Pathways to further study:
- The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree can be used to apply for entry to relevant Masters or other relevant post-graduate qualifications.
Studying the Bachelor of Business Accounting at Holmesglen
This program has been recognised and accredited by the Chartered Accountants, Australia New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) as a nationally recognised qualification in accounting.
At Holmesglen, we are committed to supporting our students to achieve their learning goals, so we provide small classes with hands-on experiences. With small classes, you won't be lost in the crowd. You'll soon get to know your fellow students and feel part of Holmesglen - and your teachers will know you as an individual.
Accountants are currently in demand in Australia in both the public and private sectors with outstanding career opportunities available in a wide range of services and industries.
Mode of study: Full-time, on campus face-to-face delivery.
Daytime - Classes run Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, depending on units.
All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their Faculty Course Orientation and Holmesglen's Higher Education Orientation.
The course has 24 subjects. There are 21 core subjects and 3 elective subjects.
The course has a total of 144 credit points.
||Business Analytics 1
||Academic and Professional Communications
||Computerised Accounting Applications
||Financial Accounting Fundamentals
||Management Accounting Fundamentals
||Organisational Behaviour and Design
||Accounting Information Systems
||Business Analytics 2
||Advanced Financial Accounting
||Advanced Management Accounting
||Auditing Principles and Practice
||Corporate Governance and Ethics
||Business Relationship Management
||Organisational and Environmental Analysis
||Driving Change and Developing Organisations
||Human Resources Management
||Compliance and Risk Management
||International Business and the International Economy
||Information Security Management
||Personal Financial Planning
||Business Research Methods
||Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
||Work Practical Placement
| Code || Name |
|BAC106||Business Analytics 1|
|BSPB105||Academic and Professional Communications|
|BAC102||Computerised Accounting Applications|
|BAC103||Financial Accounting Fundamentals|
|BAC104||Management Accounting Fundamentals|
|BAC205||Organisational Behaviour and Design|
|BAC203||Accounting Information Systems|
|BAC207||Business Analytics 2|
|BAC301||Advanced Financial Accounting|
|BAC310||Advanced Management Accounting|
|BAC305||Auditing Principles and Practice|
|BAC306||Corporate Governance and Ethics|
|BAC210||Business Relationship Management|
|BAC211||Organisational and Environmental Analysis|
|BAC212||Driving Change and Developing Organisations|
|BAC213||Human Resources Management|
|BAC313||Compliance and Risk Management|
|BAC319||International Business and the International Economy|
|BISE03||Information Security Management|
|BAC303||Personal Financial Planning|
|BAC314||Business Research Methods|
|BAC317||Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation|
|BAC318||Work Practical Placement|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
For details of credit points, learning outcomes, weekly contact hours, assessments, pre-requisites and co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Business Accounting subjects summary (Word-107kb).
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course, download the Bachelor of Business Accounting student profile (Word-134kb).
For details on ATAR-based offers, download the 2023 ATAR-based Offers for the Bachelor of Business Accounting (Word - 131kb).
To be eligible, students must be at least 17 years of age.
Applicants are required to have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course. Prior to enrollment, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment, which will assist in determining your suitability for the course.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
This course considers the ATAR as part of its selection process.
Applicants with higher education study
An applicant's entire academic record will be considered. Applicants are required to attend an interview and provide certified copies of relevant qualifications.
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
An applicant's entire academic record will be considered. Applicants are required to attend an interview and provide certified copies of relevant qualifications. Applicants who have successfully completed a Diploma of Accounting may be eligible for admission into the program with advanced standing, up to a maximum of 48 credit points. Advanced standing will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants with work and life experience
Selection will be based on previous study and work experience.
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.
Qualification and recognition
On successful completion of this program, you will be awarded the Bachelor of Business Accounting.
This program meets the requirements for professional accounting accreditation with Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
Graduates may apply for associate membership of Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
Graduates of this degree also meet the academic entry requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) Program.
You are advised to refer to the appropriate professional association's website for further details regarding admission and membership requirements.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Full Fee||$10,506||per annum|
|*Student Services and Amenities Fees (GST exempt)||$326||per annum|
|Mandatory materials fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|Mandatory activities fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|**Additional course costs||$0||per course|
*Students are required to pay a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). This fee contributes to the cost of providing student support services including counselling, welfare services, learning support and other activities provided by the student support and wellbeing teams. For 2023, the SSAF fee is $326 for 12 months. This fee is charged per semester at $163 per semester. All local higher education students are required to pay this fee at the time of enrolment, regardless of study mode. Part time students are charged 75% of this amount. For more information, please visit the SSAF webpage.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
Higher Education Loans Program (HELP) are available to eligible students to pay for tuition and studnet amenities fees for this course. Read more about HELP.
Find out more about paying for your course. Mandatory materials and activities fees, and additional course costs are not covered by HELP Loans.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
Tuition assurance requirements
Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled.
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