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February, July

Course length:

Full Time: 3 years , Part Time: 6 years



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.

This program has been recognised and accredited by the CAANZ, CPA Australia, Institute of Certified Management Accountants and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and provides a nationally recognised qualification in accounting.

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.

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.

For  details on the profile of students undertaking this course and ATAR-based offers, download the Bachelor of Business Accounting student profile summary (Word - 36kb).

Course structure

All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their Faculty Course Orientation and Holmesglen's Higher Education Orientation.

Major studies
This degree will build your knowledge of Accounting, Auditing, Economics, Finance, Law, Statistics, Taxation Law and Practice, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting.

Key study areas include:
• Auditing principles and practice
• Personal financial planning
• Taxation practice
• Corporate accounting
• Understanding business, corporations and taxation laws
• Understanding of the modern economy
• Advanced management accounting methodologies.

The course is structured to provide a Bachelor level degree qualification, upon the completion of 24 subjects. This qualification comprises 20 core subjects and a selection of four electives from a range of elective subjects. After the completion of the first 16 subjects, students are eligible to exit the course with the Associate Degree in Business (Accounting).


A range of assessment methods for each subject has been developed.





Accounting Principles


The Modern Economy


Business Maths And Statistics


Business Communication


Computerised Accounting Applications


Financial Accounting Fundamentals


Management Accounting Fundamentals


Business Law


Corporate Accounting


Business Finance


Organisational Behaviour And Design


Advanced Management Accounting


Accounting Information Systems


Taxation Law


Advanced Financial Accounting


Corporations Law


Taxation Practice


Advanced Accounting Theory


Auditing Principles And Practice


Corporate Governance And Ethics


Business Management


Human resource management


Business Relationship Management


Business Technology Management 2


Event Management


Organisational and envrionmental analysis


Business technology management 3


Driving Change And Developing Organisations


Professional selling


Marketing principles


Buyer Behaviour


Customer Relationship Management


Advertising And Promotions Management


Personal Financial Planning


International Business And The International Economy


Strategic management


International human resource management


Business research methods


E-Business Essentials


Contemporary Employment Issues


Project Management


Organisational Leadership


Business To Business Marketing


Sales Management


Marketing Of Services And Social Issues


Interactive And On-line Marketing

For details on credit points, learning outcomes, weekly contact hours, assessments, pre-requisites, and co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) subject summary (Word - 54kb).

Entry requirements

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)
This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.
Minimum prerequisite ATAR of 55.00.
Apply through VTAC for February admission
Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are applying for entry at mid-year.

For all other applicants - i.e. Applicants with Higher Education Study, Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study and Applicants with Work and Life Experience.

The following entry requirements apply:
- Your entire academic record will be considered.
- You will be required to attend an interview and bring a current resume detailing work history as well as certified copies of relevant qualifications.
- Selection will be based on previous study, work experience and motivation to study. Applicants without a formal qualification with relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills will be considered if they can demonstrate that they have a reasonable prospect of completing the course.

You will need to apply through VTAC for February admission
You will need to apply directly to Holmesglen if you are applying for entry at mid-year.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)
Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

An applicant may be admitted to the course with advanced standing of up to eight subjects (48 credit points) for successful completion of the Diploma of Accounting and a maximum of 12 subjects (72 credit points) for the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Advanced standing will be judged on a case-by-case basis.

Articulation pathways are also available from other related diplomas and advanced diplomas such as Diploma of Banking, Diploma of Mortgage Broking or Diploma of Financial Planning.


You may be able to shorten the length of your studies by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, or work and life experience. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.



The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree meets the requirements for professional accounting accreditation with Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and Certified Management Accountants (CMA).

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.


The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree can be used to apply for entry to relevant Masters or other relevant post-graduate qualifications.


Opportunities exist within a number of industries for Bachelor of Business (Accounting) graduates, including:
• Accountant
• Management accountant
• Financial accountant
• Auditor

How to apply


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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.


- Apply through VTAC for February admission

- Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are applying for entry at mid-year.


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.




Full Fee


The above fees are per annum. These are indicative fees only.
Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education courses.

Find out what financial assistance is available for higher education students.


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. Overseas students refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.

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Contact details

Accounting and Financial Services Open Days

Accounting and finance can be competitive areas, so Holmesglen works hard to ensure that when you graduate you stand out from the crowd. Our small class sizes mean you benefit from quality training with your peers, and the chance to chat one-on-one with expert teachers who still work in the sector. Visit us on Open Days for an overview presentation on studying within the area of business and finance, then speak individually with a program coordinators about Accounting and Finance specific course information and study options.

- , Thu, 09 May - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Visit us on Open Days for an overview presentation on studying Bookkeeping or a Certificate IV in Accounting, then speak individually with a program coordinator about your specific needs and study options.

- , Thu, 09 May - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Visit us on Open Days for an overview presentation on studying Bookkeeping or a Certificate IV in Accounting, then speak individually with a program coordinator about your specific needs and study options.

- , Thu, 09 May - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

The Master of Professional Accounting is for graduates of non-accounting degrees who are looking for a new career as an accountant. Learn skills to analyse complex accounting information, apply accounting information to solve problems and make sound economic decisions. The MPA will develop your knowledge and skills in related professional disciplines such as finance, taxation, auditing, and management.

- , Thu, 09 May - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

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