Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
A global perspective on accounting and financial management
Get ready to tackle real-world accounting challenges. You’ll gain hands-on experience with sector-leading software. See accounting in action during work placements. Endorsed by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and CPA Australia.
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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What you'll learn
As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready.
During this course you will:
- Gain an understanding of investments at corporate and shareholder levels.
- Develop theoretical knowledge while working with real-life practical examples.
- Understand the inner workings of business information systems.
- Gain or enhance your management and leadership skills.
With a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) qualification, you’ll gain a global perspective on business blended with a thorough understanding of the local environment. This will put you in prime position to pursue a career in accounting, finance and management.
Potential career paths include:
- Market Analyst
- Chief Financial Officer
CA ANZ accredited
Our accounting and commerce courses are endorsed by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, meaning you are eligible to enrol in CA ANZ professional programs.
Our accounting and commerce courses are endorsed by Certified Practicing Accountants Australia, which means that on graduation, you are eligible for CPA status.
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.
- Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and Pass in Year 12 General Mathematics (or above).
- Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4 or above).
Work and Life
- Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
Complete your 120 hours of face-to-face industry experience from anywhere in the world.
Credit for previous study or work
Torrens University's Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) offers fundamental knowledge and skills in accounting, finance, economics, information systems, and law. Tailor your degree with seven elective subjects. Gain industry experience through our global partner network with an industry placement. You will get hands-on experience with industry-leading software used in the industry, including Xero, and you'll have the opportunity to become Xero-certified. This degree is endorsed by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.
Course duration: 3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) course structure comprises of 24 subjects (240 credit points) that you are required to complete 17 core subjects (170 credit points) and 7 elective subjects (70 credit points).
The course contains 3 subjects level – Level 100, 200 and 300, guiding you from foundation through to more complex subjects :
- Level 100: 4 core subjects
- Level 100/200: 4 elective subjects
- Level 200: 8 core subjects
- Level 300: 5 core subject + 3 elective subjects.
Electives available to students may be chosen from the elective bank or can be taken from any Torrens University undergraduate course (pre-requisites permitting) with approval from the Program Director (or delegate).
8 subjects (10 credit points each) per year is deemed a standard full-time load. This course also involves industry work placement, where you will gain 120 hours of hands-on experience that complements your theoretical knowledge.
To be awarded the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), students will need to complete 240 credit points over 24 subjects as outlined in the Course Structure. Each subject has a value of 10 credit points. You must complete 120 hours of Industry-relevant experience across the duration of your course.