Bachelor of Accounting - 2014

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

This page is for past year, View 2015 course details.

Course summary

Course summary - 2014

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete
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What the degree is about

Overview

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.

OUA Pathways

This course is an OUA Pathway course, which means there is a recommended series of units that, once successfully completed, can be credited towards this course.

OUA Pathway students also have the opportunity to study up to two free* preparatory units during their pathway studies. These units are ideal for students who either haven't studied before or haven't studied in a while, as they are designed to introduce them to online learning and what's required to achieve academic success. Students can enrol in these units at anytime during their pathway studies.

Learn more about OUA Pathways.

*The two free preparatory units are PREP03 Preparing for University Learning Intensive and PREP04 Preparing for Academic Writing.

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.

For information about Accounting careers please refer to the following links:

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

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There are no set entry requirements. To enrol, select units from the Course units tab and add them to your Study Cart. Then follow the steps to complete your enrolment online.

Want to apply for Commonwealth support?

A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is when the Federal government contributes to the cost of your tertiary studies, though you will still need to make a contribution – it’s not fully funded.

Please note: You can still enrol and pay for your units via FEE-HELP or an upfront payment if you are not eligible for CSP.

To be eligible for Commonwealth support, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; 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

To be eligible for Commonwealth support for this course, you must also meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of Business Pathway and maintained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher OR
  2. Completed at least 4 OUA Undergraduate units and maintained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher OR
  3. Completed an award from TAFE or from another registered training organisation at AQF Diploma or above and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements OR
  4. Qualified for SACE or equivalent secondary school education: To be eligible for selection in 2014, 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
  5. Completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, obtaining a minimum score of 24 points and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements.
  6. Completed the University Foundation Studies program or Australia’s Preparation Program for Adult Learners (UniSA-PAL).

This course is an OUA Pathways course, which means there is a recommended series of units that, once successfully completed, can be credited towards this course. OUA Pathway students also have the opportunity to study up to two free* preparatory units during their pathway studies. Preparatory units are designed to introduce you to online learning and what's required to achieve academic success.

To enrol in the pathway, simply choose units from the OUA Pathways table below.

*The two free preparatory units are PREP03 Preparing for University Learning Intensive and PREP04 Preparing for Academic Writing.

Students who aren't taking part in OUA Pathways can instead follow the study pattern below:

  • Study SSK10 if you are new or returning 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.

Current 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


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

  • Students must complete 24 units
  • Students must complete 19 set units
  • Students must complete 5 elective units
  • Students must complete at least 8 units through University of South Australia

Choose your units and enrol

Majors

Core Units

Bachelor of Accounting students complete a total of 19 core units:

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

Students must complete the compulsory core units. Alternative units of study will only be allowed in this degree after a formal application for credit has been completed. Students must not enrol in alternative units without receiving written confirmation of their eligibility for credit.

Electives

Students must complete five elective units. These can be taken from any discipline area; however, their content must not be comparable to the Foundation or Core units. Students may also wish to select from the table of 'Recommended Elective Units' provided.

Students wishing to undertake any elective unit not listed as a 'Recommended Elective Unit' must obtain approval by emailing the OUA Student Advisors at UniSA (busoua@unisa.edu.au)  before enrolling.

Students who complete alternative electives without prior written approval from UniSA may not be granted credit towards the degree when applying to graduate.
 

Business Pathway

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Tertiary Learning Strategies
SSK101 UniSA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Principles of Economics
ECO11 UniSA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Management Concepts (Introduction to Management)
IBA111 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Accounting for Business
ACG11 UniSA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Preparing for University Learning
PREP03 OUA Pre SP1 Pre SP2 Pre SP3 Pre SP4
Preparing for Academic Writing
PREP04 OUA Mid SP1 Mid SP2 Mid SP3 Mid SP4

1 Students who undertake the Business Pathway unit SSK10 'Tertiary Learning Strategies' will be granted credit for one of the Course elective units.

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Accounting for Business
ACG112 UniSA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Financial Accounting 1
ACG12 UniSA - SP2 - SP4
Foundations of Business Law
BLW161 UniSA - - SP3 SP4
Principles of Economics
ECO11 UniSA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Management Concepts (Introduction to Management)
IBA111 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Business & Society
MGM14 UniSA - SP2 - SP4

1 Alternative law units will not be awarded credit in this degree.
2 ACF110 'Accounting Fundamentals' will not be awarded credit in this degree.

Please refer to the Transition Arrangements section before choosing your units.

Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Foundations of Statistics
STA10003 Swinburne SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Business Statistics
IBA134 Griffith SP1 SP2 - -

Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Fundamentals of Marketing
MKT10007 Swinburne SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Introduction to Marketing
MKT103 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 -

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Management Accounting
ACG24 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Financial Accounting 2
ACG27 UniSA - SP2 - SP4
Company Law for Business
BLW211 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Taxation
BLW22 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Communication and Organisational Practices
MGM21 UniSA - SP2 SP3 -
Communication and Information Systems in Business
ACG202 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -

1 Alternative law units will not be awarded credit in this degree.
2 ACG20 has superseded ACG10. Please do not complete this unit if you had previously completed ACG10.

Total number of units to complete: 5 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Auditing Theory and Practice
ACG31 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Finance and Investment
ACG32 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Global Issues for Accounting
ACG33 UniSA - SP2 - SP4
Contemporary Issues in Accounting
ACG35 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Financial Accounting 3
ACG36 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -

  Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Macroeconomics 1
ECO12 UniSA - SP2 SP3 -
Issues in Small Business Management
MAN15 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Cost Management Systems
ACG25 UniSA - - SP3 SP4
Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
ACG26 UniSA - SP2 - SP4
Foundations of Human Resource Management
EHS200 UniSA - SP2 - SP4
Business and Professional Ethics
PHI230 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

Students must select 5 Elective Units in total. Those students who have completed SSK10 as a Business Pathway unit need only complete 4 electives. 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.

Students cannot receive RPL for this course. However, students may receive credit for previous studies conducted at other institutions.

Credit applications can be found at http://w3.unisa.edu.au/oua/admin/forms.asp and should be submitted at least four weeks prior to enrolling in the units.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can apply for loans through the Commonwealth government's Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP), which allows you to defer your fees. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a certain level.

There are currently two types of loan:

Loan scheme Who can access it? When can I use it? How do I find out more?
Course loan
(HECS-HELP)
  • Australian citizens
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders

After you've been admitted into an application course. (That's why we call it a course loan.)

If you complete units from different universities, each university will ask you to apply for HECS-HELP.

Find out more about
HECS-HELP
Unit loan
(FEE-HELP)
  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia,
    at least one unit of study
    contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian
    visa holders who will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who
    are undertaking bridging study
    for overseas-trained professionals
    , and will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their study

When you enrol in OUA units without having been admitted into an application course.

If you're studying OUA units to become eligible to apply for this course, we recommend using FEE-HELP for them. Once you've completed the units to the required standard you can apply for the course and, once admitted, switch to the course loan (HECS-HELP).

Find out more about
FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

A new Level 1 (first year) unit titled MGM14 Business and Society has been introduced into the Bachelor of Accounting.

The unit ACG10 Communication and Information Systems in Business has been superseded and is now being taught as a Level 2 (second year) unit titled ACG20 Communication and Information Systems in Business.

Impacts to existing Accounting students

If you have successfully completed ACG10 you will not need to complete ACG20. However, you will need to complete 6 elective units instead of 5.

If you are an existing accounting student in the following categories listed below, you will not need to enrol in MGM14:

  • Completed 8 level 1 Units including ACG10 or;
  • Completed ACG10 or been granted credit for ACG10;

However:

  • If you have completed some level 1 Units but have not yet completed ACG10; or
  • If this is your first Study Period with OUA and you are working toward an Accounting degree;

You will be required to enrol in MGM14.

Further enquiries:

If you do not fall into any of the above mentioned circumstances or would like additional advice before enrolling, please contact UniSA on busoua@unisa.edu.au.