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Bachelor of Accounting

The business world demands the best from those who work in it. A Bachelor of Accounting degree through Open Universities Australia is the first step you can take to achieving this excellence. With this online degree you will be learning what you really need to know to get ahead.

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Overview

Level of study: What does Undergraduate mean?

Undergraduate

Number of units: What are units?

24 units

How to enrol

  1. Select the units you want to study, then enrol.

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If eligible, apply for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP). A CSP is a place in a course where part of the cost of your studies is covered by the Australian government.
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Accounting is a fundamental organisational tool for business planning and control. Proficiency in this specialised field can create a range of career opportunities in government and in business, management and finance across a multitude of industries.

Through a combination of required units and electives, students will gain knowledge and skills in many areas of Accounting and related fields. As students develop an understanding of accounting principles and practices, they explore the relationship between accounting, finance and economics, the law, management and marketing. Students will study, in detail, specialised areas including Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Taxation Law, Auditing, Management Accounting and Communications. Students also have the opportunity of selecting elective units, so as to tailor the degree to individual needs.

Career Outcomes

This broad-based business degree will enable students to primarily develop expertise in professional accounting. Coupled with a dedicated industry focus and an extensive range of unit choices, the degree will produce highly employable graduates with a strong and diverse skill base.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by the two major Australian accounting professional bodies, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and CPA Australia.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Accounting from University of South Australia, students must meet all of the following requirements:

  • A student must complete 24 units
  • A student must complete 18 set units
  • A student must complete 6 elective units
  • A student must complete at least 8 units through University of South Australia

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit

Students may receive credit for previous studies conducted at other institutions. Please contact UniSA for further information prior to registering through Open Universities Australia. Credit applications should be submitted at least six weeks prior to registering in the units. Contact UniSA for further information on procedures for gaining Recognition of Prior Learning: ouainfo@unisa.edu.au

Registering in this Course

Please Note: Not applicable to CSP students.

Subject to degree requirements, the University of South Australia will award students with a formal qualification upon successful completion of the appropriate Open Universities Australia units. There is no requirement for students to register for the degree, but it is recommended that students obtain advice and guidance regarding unit choices. Contact the UniSA for further information: ouainfo@unisa.edu.au

Recommended Study Pattern

To get the most out of this course students are recommended to follow these steps:

  • Study SSK10 if new to university study 
  • Start with Level 1 core units
  • Study Level 2 core units and/or electives
  • Finish with Level 3 core units and/or electives

A number of units have undergone change over the past several years. If you have completed units which have been discontinued or which have had a title change, please do not complete the new unit listed. 

New unit

Discontinued unit

STA102 Foundation of Statistics (Previously STA15) OR IBA134 Business Statistics

BMS11 Business Mathematics and Statistics

IBA111 Management Concepts (Introduction to Management)

MAN11 Introduction to Management

MAR110 Marketing Concepts OR MKT103 Introduction to Marketing

MAR11 Marketing Theory and Practice

 

Title changes

 Current

2011

ACG10 Communication and Information Systems in Business

ACG10 Managing the Digital Organisation

ECO11 Principles of Economics

ECO11 Microeconomics 1

 Current

2010

ACG11 Accounting for Business

ACG11 Accounting Decisions and Accountability

BLW16 Foundations of Business Law

BLW16 Introduction to Law

Course Admission Eligibility Criteria

(Commonwealth supported place)

Applicants for a Commonwealth supported place are required to have ONE of the following qualifications:

  1. Qualified for SACE To be eligible for selection in 2012, applicants are required to have the following SACE qualifications:
    • completed 200 credits of subjects ;
    • achieved a grade of C1 or better in the Personal Learning Plan, 20 credits of literacy, 10 credits of numeracy and the Research Project at Stage 2 ;
    • achieved a grade C- or better in an additional 60 credits at Stage 2; and
    • obtained a competitive ATAR of 70 or higher
  2. Obtained an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank ATAR of 70 or higher
  3. Completed the equivalent secondary education qualifications as required for University entry under SACE and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements.
  4. Completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, obtaining a minimum score of 24 points and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements.
  5. Completed or partly completed a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements.
  6. Completed at least 4 OUA Undergraduate units and maintained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher.
  7. Completed an award from TAFE or from another registered training organisation at AQF Diploma or above and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements.
  8. Qualified for Special Entry and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements.
  9. Completed the University Foundation Studies program or UniSA PAL.

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, please see Commonwealth supported places. 

How to Apply

The Bachelor of Accounting is open to all students and does not require an Application process. Simply add units from the Course units tab to your Study Cart to begin your enrolment.

Commonwealth Supported Places

The Bachelor of Accounting is also eligible for Commonwealth supported places. To enrol in this course as a Commonwealth supported student, you can submit your application by clicking on the Apply online button below. Please ensure you check the eligibility requirements for a Commonwealth supported place in this course in the Requirements Tab.

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, please see Commonwealth supported places or call      1300 322 870.

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If you require an application form in an alternative format please phone a CSP Student Advisor on 1800 870 322.

About Commonwealth supported places

A Commonwealth supported place is a higher education place for which the Australian Government provides funding to the university towards the cost of your education. Commonwealth supported places are only available for students who wish to enrol in a full course of study and are required to contribute to the cost of their higher education through a student contribution. Eligible students in Commonwealth supported places can also receive assistance with their student contribution in the form of HECS-HELP.

To be eligible for Commonwealth support, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen OR;
  • A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study OR;
  • The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.

For more information and to download an information booklet on the eligibility requirements and the payment options available including the process for applying for HECS-HELP assistance, please visit http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist/

Alternatively if you do not wish to apply as a Commonwealth supported place student or are not eligible, you can still apply to study this course or units within this course. Click on the Course units tab above to find out more.

Please note that depending on the course eligibility requirements, you may be required to provide scanned and certified copies of the following supporting documents:

  • Certified copies of academic transcripts - required in most cases but check course eligibility rules.(Please ensure you attach all pages of your academic transcript including both the front and back pages)

A “certified copy” is a copy of an original document which has been certified as being a true copy by an authorised person. These include a justice of the peace, lawyer, medical practitioner, pharmacist, accountant, school principal or minister of religion.

  • English language test results - if your courses were not predominantly in English e.g. IELTS or equivalent test results.
  • IMPORTANT:  Please do not send original documents as they will not be returned.

Pricing and Payment Options

The total cost of completing a degree will vary depending on the course you have chosen to study.

Fees can also vary according to the type of unit you enrol in and the applicable fee band. Below is a guide to help you find the fees applicable for your own study path.

Please also note that the fees listed here are only indicative costs for new students in 2012. These fees may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks.

Course Structure

Majors

Bachelor of Accounting students complete a total of 18 core units:

  • eight Level 1 Core units
  • five Level 2 Core units
  • five Level 3 Core units
     

Electives

Students must complete six elective units. These can be taken from any discipline area; however, their content must not be comparable to the core units. Students may choose to use the electives as a block. Students must obtain approval of elective choices by emailing the OUA Student Advisors at UniSA prior to enrolling.

Students are recommended to begin their studies with SSK10 Tertiary Learning Strategies as an elective unit if they haven’t previously undertaken any tertiary study. No credit will be awarded for SSK10 if the unit is undertaken after the completion of the level 1 units.

Students may also wish to select the recommended elective units listed below.
 

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Level 1 Core units Total number of units to complete: 6 units
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Unit name
Provider
2012 Availability
Required Units: Complete the following 6 units
UniSA
UniSA
UniSA
UniSA
UniSA
Griffith
Level 1 core units - Statistics Total number of units to complete: 1 unit
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Unit code
Unit name
Provider
2012 Availability
Optional Units: Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units
Swinburne
Griffith
Level 1 core units - Marketing Total number of units to complete: 1 unit
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Unit code
Unit name
Provider
2012 Availability
Optional Units: Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units
Swinburne
Griffith
Level 2 Core units Total number of units to complete: 5 units
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Unit code
Unit name
Provider
2012 Availability
Required Units: Complete the following 5 units
UniSA
UniSA
Curtin
Curtin
UniSA

1 Alternative law courses offered at Curtin University will not be awarded credit in this degree.

Level 3 Core units Total number of units to complete: 5 units
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Unit code
Unit name
Provider
2012 Availability
Required Units: Complete the following 5 units
UniSA
UniSA
UniSA
UniSA
UniSA
Recommended Elective Units
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2012 Availability
UniSA
UniSA
UniSA
UniSA
UniSA
Students must select 6 Elective Units in total. The above 5 units are suggested electives only and are recommended to students who would like to broaden their accounting studies outside of the core accounting major. Students can choose to study other units as electives if preferred but if selecting Elective Units other than those on the recommended list students must obtain approval of elective choices by emailing the OUA Student Advisers at UniSA prior to enrolling.
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