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Master of Professional Account (12 subjects)
Master of Professional Account (16 subjects)
Graduate Diploma of Account
Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

CSU's Bachelor of Accounting degree will provide you with the analytical, communication and leadership skills you need to become an in demand business professional. Whatever industry you'd like to work in and wherever you'd like to live, CSU's Bachelor of Accounting course can take you there.

Our flexible and professionally accredited Bachelor of Accounting course is offered full-time and part-time on campus, or get your degree online from anywhere in the world. Gain a competitive edge over other job applicants when you graduate from the university with the highest graduate employment rate in the country.

Key information

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Study mode

  • Online
  • On campus
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Locations

  • Albury-Wodonga
  • Bathurst
  • CSU Study Centre Melbourne
  • Port Macquarie
  • Wagga Wagga
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Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
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Session availability

  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

  • CRICOS codes and on campus locations
  • 074611E (Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst, Port Macquarie)
  • 074612D (Albury-Wodonga, CSU Study Centre Sydney, CSU Study Centre Melbourne)
  • Academic and English entry requirements

Course highlights

Want to see the world while you work? An accounting degree can take you anywhere, from large multi-national organisations in the world's most exciting cities to small to medium businesses across regional Australia.

  • You won't just learn accounting – you'll live it

    When you study accounting with CSU you'll undertake a work placement program of 100 hours. All your accounting subjects will feature work-integrated learning and assessment. You'll be job-ready as a highly employable CSU graduate.

  • You can come to us or we can come to you

    As well as having campuses across regional NSW, CSU is one of the largest and most experienced online higher education providers. Online and on-campus classes offer personal engagement and support from our industry-aligned professional educators. CSU also gives you the opportunity to graduate sooner by offering select subjects in the summer session.

  • You gain a passport to seek globally recognised professional qualifications

    CSU's accounting degree is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. You'll be ready to take the next step and join a worldwide network of chartered accountants and certified practising accountants.

  • You can add another qualification and expand your possibilities

    CSU's flexible program of study gives you room to specialise in a second discipline. Add options to your accounting qualification by also studying banking, economics, finance, human resource management, marketing or even psychology.

Once graduated you will be eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the member level without further study and to become an Associate of the Institute of Public Accountants.

This course was developed to satisfy the accreditation requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The accreditation enables graduates to enrol in CPA and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand postgraduate programs.

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Included as a core requirement of the degree is the subject ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting. This subject is designed to provide the opportunity to enhance your employability by undertaking a work placement which assists in development of skills in searching and applying for work, and in working in a professional environment. It consists of a 100 hour placement in the second year of study. Students may choose to undertake the placement locally, interstate or internationally with a new employer or with their current employer.

In situations where students in ACC275 are unable to undertake a placement, they will complete structured learning activities which build their employability skills including applying for jobs, completing job applications and preparing for interview. These alternative structured learning experiences are provided to all international students who are unable to participate in work placements due to current Australian Government visa regulations.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

Depending on joint studies selected, online students may be required to attend residential schools on campus for the following subjects:

From the early stages of your degree right through to postgraduate study, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world; go on a study tour during the holidays; or complete some of your practical placements in an exotic location.

Infographic - Highest graduate employment rate in the country

Career opportunities

Accountants hold some of the most dynamic and influential positions in the world. That's because every organisation, in every industry — from agriculture to mining, from global finance to not-for-profit — relies on innovative people who can solve complex business problems. Choose your own path with a CSU accounting degree.

  • Public practice

    utilise your broad skillset to provide a variety of auditing, advisory, taxation, insolvency and recovery services to clients.

  • Commerce and industry

    put your budget planning, management accounting, internal auditing, strategic planning and policy formation skills to work for any sized organisation

  • Government, semi-government and non-profit organisations

    make a difference by applying your financial accountability, budgeting and performance measurement, policy formulation and cost-benefit analysis skills for the public good.

Accounting qualifications are also highly sought after in the community. Beyond your day job, you could contribute your expertise to a local community organisation through a board or committee position, or another worthy cause close to your heart.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry - Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help get you on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.Students who have studied and successfully completed relevant subjects at other universities or educational institutions may apply for credit for those subjects when applying to CSU courses. Credit will be granted for subjects, which are equivalent in content and standard, at the discretion of the Course Director.

The Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences has a large number of standard credit packages for TAFE and other institutions.

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

You can study the {course name} online or on campus.

Check your session and application dates

Enrol Type Mode Campus Fee type Session1 Session2 Session3 Admission Code
VTAC On Campus CSU Study Centre Melbourne CGS Y N N 1300313121
VTAC On Campus Albury-Wodonga CGS Y N N 1300113121
Direct On Campus Port Macquarie CGS Y Y N IBAP
UAC On Campus Port Macquarie CGS Y Y N 212010
Direct On Campus CSU Study Centre Melbourne CGS Y Y Y PBAC
UAC On Campus Albury-Wodonga CGS Y Y N 212011
UAC On Campus Bathurst CGS Y Y N 212017
Direct On Campus Wagga Wagga CGS Y Y N KBF
Direct On Campus Albury-Wodonga CGS Y Y N KBE
Direct On Campus Bathurst CGS Y Y N KBG
Direct On Campus Port Macquarie CGS Y Y N KBAM
UAC On Campus Wagga Wagga CGS Y Y N 212014
VTAC On Campus Albury-Wodonga FPOS Y N N 1300113123
VTAC On Campus CSU Study Centre Melbourne FPOS Y N N 1300313123
Direct On Campus Albury-Wodonga FPOS Y Y N IBEQ
Direct On Campus CSU Study Centre Sydney
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
FPOS Y Y Y NO TAC
Direct On Campus Bathurst FPOS Y Y N IBAQ
Direct On Campus Wagga Wagga FPOS Y Y N IBAW

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Check your session and application dates

Campus locations listed for distance education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol Type Mode Campus Fee type Session1 Session2 Session3 Admission Code
Direct Distance Education Bathurst CGS Y Y Y EBAQ
Direct Distance Education Bathurst FPOS Y Y Y JBAW

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

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“With support of the CSU staff and lecturers, as well as fellow students, I was able to graduate and also be the first in my family to graduate from university.”

Scott Taylor - Bachelor of Accounting graduate

Subjects

Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning and time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in subject abstracts and course materials.

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend between 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research / study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

Throughout your course, you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate ready to enter the workforce.

For more information on CSU’s courses and subjects refer to the Handbook and search by your course code.

Commencing study in 2017

If you are applying to start studying in 2017, check the 2017 CSU Handbook entry for a course specific subject list and enrolment pattern.

Commencing study in 2018

If you are applying to start studying in 2018, check the 2017 CSU Handbook entry for a course specific subject list and enrolment pattern.

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Exit point awards

While this course does not articulate with other courses, should you who wish to terminate your study at an earlier stage you may be eligible to receive one of the following lower level awards, the Associate Degree in Business Studies or the Diploma in Business Studies.

Exit with Associate Degree

To be eligible to graduate with the award Associate Degree in Business Studies (AssocDegBusStud) you must have completed 16 subjects in the Bachelor of Accounting of which at least 11 must be business or business related subjects with at least eight subjects taught by CSU.

Exit with Diploma of Business Studies

Eligibility to graduate with the award Diploma in Business Studies (DipBusStud) requires you to complete 8 CSU business related subjects (i.e. no credit granted in the course).

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student throughout your course, you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate, you must complete 192 points at pass level or better. These subjects are a combination of core subjects and electives.

Fees and costs

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Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

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Check CSU’s fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider could include:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
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Support

Finishing high school this year?

Taken a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life?

Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, we’re here to help.

Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions whether you are studying on-campus or online.

Other ways CSU can support you:

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstance; others cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience.
Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney, or study from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

Browse through the tabs below for specific course information or visit our International pages to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU Courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a large financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy comparatively more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still offering a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year like many other institutions.

CSU Alumni also receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses - so if you study your Bachelor degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on 2017 tuition and other fees.

On campus study in Australia

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study with CSU online, you may be required to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Please check the course highlights section of this online course brochure or your offer of admission if your application is successful for more information.

Our campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience as many of our accommodation buildings are nestled amongst gum trees with native wildlife such as kangaroos and kookaburras also sharing the same space.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

More information on accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference.

We work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or Online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Apply through UAC if you are a school leaver wanting to study on campus.

Important dates

20 September 2016

UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Apply through VTAC if you do not reside in NSW or ACT and wish to study on campus at Albury-Wodonga Campus.

Important dates

20 September 2016

VTAC on time applications close

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Apply direct to CSU if you are a non-school leaver or want to study online.

Important dates

28th Apr 2017

2017 Session 2 application closing date

7th Jul 2017

2017 Session 3 application open

4th Aug 2017

2018 Session 1 application open

Check the full list of application dates

Please note that not all courses have an intake each session and some courses may have earlier closing dates. Check the course details and admission information for your course.

Apply direct to CSU

Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

Important dates

20 September 2016

UAC on time applications close

CSU study centres

All applicants should apply direct to CSU study centres in Sydney and Melbourne.

Important dates

20 September 2016

UAC on time applications close

Recruitment agent

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

Important dates

20 September 2016

UAC on time applications close

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