Bachelor of Professional Accounting

If you’re good with numbers, a career as a professional accountant is the perfect choice. A career in accounting can take you to the top.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Berwick
On-line Learning
Location
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Semester 2
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Berwick
Semester 1
Semester 2
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On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
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This course may be on offer at a partner institution.

Length
3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

This comprehensive course is designed for people with an aptitude for numbers and desire to forge a career in professional accounting.

Whether you see yourself working for the government, a company or even your own business, this degree will teach you the ins and outs of the systems and financial strategies that will prepare you for a rewarding career.

Your core subjects will include accounting, taxation, law, auditing, finance and economics. In addition, you’ll be future-proofing your career by developing skills in creativity, innovation, marketing and digital business. 

You will have the opportunity to undertake a practical placement, internship or project. Many of our graduates secure employment directly from Federation University’s work integrated learning and placement programs. Our strong links with industry and real-world experience gained throughout your degree ensure you start your career when you start studying with Federation.

The career opportunities for accounting graduates are vast. According to the Australian Government Job Outlook projections, demand for accountants is forecast to grow. Our Bachelor of Professional Accounting course gives you the flexibility to choose a career in any industry. You could become a financial accountant, management accountant, auditor, business manager, financial consultant or CFO, just to name a few. Accountancy is also considered a great launching pad to become a CEO. 

The Bachelor of Professional Accounting is recognised by both CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, enabling you to pursue a pathway to qualification as a professional accountant.

The degree is also accredited with the Tax Practitioners Board, allowing graduates a streamlined pathway to becoming a registered tax agent.  

  • Banker
  • Public accountant
  • Taxation Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Commercial manager
  • Business manager
  • Business consultant
  • Business director
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial Analyst
  • Professional accountant

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
BUENT1501, 15 credit points
MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
BUMGT1501, 15 credit points
CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS
BUMGT1502, 15 credit points
INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING
BUMKT1501, 15 credit points

Semester 2

PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
BUACC1508, 15 credit points
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
BUECO1509, 15 credit points
BUSINESS STATISTICS
BUGEN1502, 15 credit points
FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW
BULAW1502, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
BUACC2604, 15 credit points
CORPORATE REPORTING
BUACC2607, 15 credit points
MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 1
BUACC2613, 15 credit points
COMMERCIAL LAW
BULAW1503, 15 credit points

Semester 2

COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTING AND PRACTICE
BUACC2605, 15 credit points
ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
BUACC3714, 15 credit points
PREPARING FOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
BUGEN1525, 15 credit points
ORGANISATION LAW
BULAW2611, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
BUACC3706, 15 credit points
AUDITING
BUACC3741, 15 credit points
EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE
BUHRM3706, 15 credit points
TAXATION LAW 1
BULAW3733, 15 credit points

Semester 2

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
BUACC3701, 15 credit points
TAXATION LAW 2
BULAW3734, 15 credit points
Elective Courses

WIL Suite of Courses (2)

12 hours per week
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)

Prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR.
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below..

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in any Business, Economics or any Information Technology equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

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

Entry requirements (non year 12)

 

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700511361 (Mt Helen), 3700711361 (Churchill), 3700811361 (On-line Learning), 3701811361 (Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: BH5

CRICOS code: 102356A

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$14,630 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2022

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study. On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for entry in to a wide range of Federation University Australia Higher Education programs at degree level.

The Bachelor of Professional Accounting is recognised by both CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, enabling you to pursue a pathway to qualification as a professional accountant.

The degree is also accredited with the Tax Practitioners Board, allowing graduates a streamlined pathway to becoming a registered tax agent.  

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Federation Business School

Course coordinator

Jonathan Langton