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Bachelor of Accounting Honours


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Bachelor of Accounting Honours
College of Business and Law
Area of study
Business, Accounting and Services Industries

This course develops your knowledge and research skills in an accounting or finance area of your choosing. You will acquire knowledge of research principles and techniques, develop advanced analysis and problem solving skills, gain experience in research project management, and develop effective research communication skills.

Key areas of study include:

  • advanced research methods
  • data analysis for advanced research
  • research readings
  • research proposal development.

The course is both challenging and rewarding, designed to give you the specialised knowledge and advanced skills to conduct important research projects in your chosen field.

Career opportunities

The course provides a pathway into the Master/PhD program and employment. You may have various career opportunities in government, private companies, non-government organisations (NGO) or as an entrepreneur.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:
(a) Australian Citizenship; or
(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees:

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2017.

    Applicant background (Semester one intake 2017) No. of Students % of all Students
    A. Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/P
    B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
    C. Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/P
    D. Recent secondary education
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria wre considered

    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

    <5 N/P
    International students <5 N/P
    All students <5 N/P

    "<5" - the number of students is less than 5
    N/A - Students not accepted in this category
    N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The program consists of coursework and a research project in the student's field of specialisation, and coursework that may include attendance at classes and directed reading. The duration of the program is one full-time year (or equivalent), commencing in Semester 1.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Core Units
(6 units)
80 cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. 

BUS411 Advanced Research Methods
BUS412 Data Analysis for Advanced Research
BUS413 Research Readings
BUS414 Research Proposal Development
BUS701 Honours Thesis A (20cp)
BUS702 Honours Thesis B (20cp)

Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Bachelor of Honours AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
BUS411 Advanced Research Methods CO BUS701 Honours Thesis A (20cp) CO
BUS412 Data Analysis for Advanced Research CO BUS702 Honours Thesis B (20cp) CO
BUS413 Research Readings CO    
BUS414 Research Proposal Development CO    

Students commencing in Semester 2

There is no Semester 2 intake for this course.

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SATAC applications

Applications for this undergraduate degree are submitted through SATAC.


All the information you will need to know about the application and selection process is available on the SATAC website.

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