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Do you want to become an accountant? Study Accounting at CDU in a flexible and supportive learning environment, and choose from a Certificate, Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree in Accounting.

Study where, when and how it suits you. You can complete our accounting courses online or on campus, part time or full time.  And you can tailor your studies to suit your goals.


Choose CDU for accounting courses

  • #7 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes

    According to The Good Universities Guide 2024 CDU ranks as a leader for undergraduate employment outcomes

  • Top 100 university in the Asia Pacific

    According to the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019

  • 100% flexible study that suits you

    Choose to study online or on campus, part-time or full-time

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Why study an accounting degree?

Accounting students on campus

Accounting is the language of business, so consider an accounting degree at CDU your translator and guide to an exciting career. 

Your accounting degree will equip you with the knowledge and practical application of key accounting concepts across the profession, covering management accounting, financial accounting, corporate accounting, taxation, business finance, business law, auditing, and much more. An accounting course at CDU can also be complemented with units from other areas, allowing you to pursue other interests and expand your skill set. 

Engage with professional development opportunities like the CDU Free Tax Clinic initiative, in partnership with the ATO and registered tax practitioners. Not only do participating Bachelor of Accounting students receive real-life work experience, but they also make a difference in the community by assisting eligible clients with their tax affairs.

Whether your goal is to run your own business or work at a company, you will need the accounting skills to record economic events, measure financial transactions, evaluate financial health and prepare financial reports. Our bachelor level accounting degree can take you onto further study in a postgraduate course or a fulfilling career in the financial services sector. 

Studying an accounting degree online

CDU student studying from home

Study your accounting degree online with CDU, the experts in delivering online education. We can help you fit learning around your lifestyle with options to study accounting online or on campus, part-time or full-time. 

Our online accounting degree students are able to:

  • Access round-the-clock academic and technical support​​​​
  • Enjoy the same 1:1 support from lecturers as their on-campus peers
  • Study via a world-class online learning platform.

Graduate with a nationally recognised accounting degree and the confidence that you are well equipped with the skills and knowledge to pursue the next steps in your career. As a graduate you'll be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) UK.

Learn more about CDU’s online study experience.


Your career in accounting

Accounting student at workspace

A career in accounting is much more exciting and diverse than most people think. Accounting roles are required in every industry, not just the 'Big Four' and other accounting firms. Not only are accounting graduates currently in high demand, but accounting careers also attract competitive remuneration for stability and opportunities for professional growth and development. 

Our accounting degree graduates go on to become Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) and Chartered Accountants (CA), forensic accountants, tax accountants, auditors, risk analysts, CFOs, entrepreneurs, and everything in between. 

Should you choose to divert your career away from accounting roles, your accounting degree at CDU builds transferable skills that are highly sought-after by employers across the public and private sectors including critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, attention to detail and experience with software. 

And if you think accounting is all numbers, numbers, numbers… think again. Many accounting roles require a great deal of presentation and communication skills to deal with clients, skills that you will develop during a Bachelor of Accounting at CDU.  

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