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Bachelor of Accounting

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
CDU Sydney (CSP)
164031
CDU Waterfront Darwin (CSP)
184021
Online (CSP)
184021
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Sydney
074402C
CDU Waterfront Darwin
060230M
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester

CDU Waterfront: this course is not available for entry in Summer Semester internally at CDU Waterfront Darwin however domestic students may commence the course by undertaking external units.

Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

WACC01

Award
Bachelor of Accounting
Faculty/College
Asia Pacific College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Business, Accounting and Services Industries

The Bachelor of Accounting prepares you with professional skills to become an accountant or work in a range of roles that rely on accounting knowledge.

The course develops your communication, presentation and problem-solving skills. You will learn about financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation, business law, corporate law, and finance.

You can also choose to study business units to complement your personal interests and career options. Or, you may choose electives from other areas, including language studies, anthropology, history, social science, indigenous studies, applied science and engineering.

Career opportunities

Completing a Bachelor of Accounting can lead to a wide range of career opportunities in small, medium and large organisations. As a graduate, you may become a financial accountant, management accountant, financial auditor, tax auditor/preparer, financial/business analyst, or work in a large multinational company or ¿Big Four¿ accounting firm. Or, you could run your own businesses, work in a small local accounting firm, or work in other areas of business management.

Professional recognition

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Accounting, you'll be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia, The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the U.K.

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education
Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

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.

2019: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments and 2019 HE Units and Fees.

2020: Information about fees and charges for 2020 will be published no later than 1 December 2019.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $26,776.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

International applications

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink
unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only
International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia
should apply via SATAC.

  • 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, 2019.

    Applicant background (Semester one intake 2019) No. of Students % of all Students
    A. Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    5 25.0
    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)

    12 60.0
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were 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 N/A N/A
    All students N/A N/A

    Notes
    "<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 7.

Contact details

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

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course requires completion of common, core and general elective units. Elective units allow the student to tailor the degree to their particular career aspirations.


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)

20 cp

Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below. 

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)
Plus either:
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016), or
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(16 units)

160 cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below. 

ACT102 Introduction to Accounting
COM105 Business Communications (recoded from CMC101)
ECO105 Business Economics (previously CME101 or BCO104) (new title 2018)
LAW105 Introduction to Business Law (recoded from CML101)
MAN105 Introduction to Management (recoded from CMM101)
QAB105 Quantitative Analysis for Business (recoded from CMQ101)
ACT202 Management Accounting (recoded from CMA202)
ACT204 Financial Accounting
FIN205 Business Finance (recoded from CMF201)
LAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Accountants (recoded from CML201)
ACT301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues (recoded from CMA301)
ACT302 Strategic Management Accounting (recoded from CMA302)
ACT303 Principles of Auditing (recoded from CMA303)
ACT304 Accounting Information Systems (recoded from CMA304 and new title)
ACT305 Corporate Accounting (recoded from CMA305)
TAX305 Taxation (recoded from CMT301) 
 

Specialist Elective
(0 units)

0 cp

Specialist Elective units are not required for this course.

Electives
(6 units)

60 cp

Units totalling 60 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.

When selecting electives choose units at a suitable level. A maximum of 20 credit points may be selected at 100 level as this course includes 80 credit points of compulsory 100 level units.
 
Undergraduate units are coded at 100 to 300 level, therefore units coded as ACT1xx, ACT2xx and ACT3xx would be first, second and third year units respectively.
 

 

240

Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Transfer from BACC to WACC01 - 2016

Students who elect to transfer from the pre-2016 BACC Bachelor of Accounting to the newly accredited WACC01 Bachelor of Accounting should refer to the transfer rules and unit code translation table included below.
 

Summary of transfer rules:

 

 

Completed Unit(s) (pre-2016) Exempted Unit in the WACC01
CMA101 Introduction to Accounting 1 x Elective
CMA101 Introduction to Accounting AND
CMA201 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACT102 Introduction to Accounting AND
1 x Elective
CMA101 Introduction to Accounting; AND
CMA201 Principles of Financial Accounting; AND
CMA204 Financial Accounting Applications
ACT102 Introduction to Accounting AND
ACT204 Financial Accounting AND
1 x Elective
CMA306 Professional Practice Project 1 x Elective

 

Unit Code Translation Table - 2016

Following is a summary of unit code changes from 2016. Students who have completed the pre-2016 unit code should not enrol in the corresponding recoded unit (with the exception of *ACT102 and *ACT204 - see comments below). ALL students should enrol in the latest unit code from 2016.

 

 

Pre-2016 Unit Code 2016 Unit Code (recoded equivalent unit)
CMA101 Introduction to Accounting ACT102 Introduction to Accounting (not equivalent)
* students who have completed CMA101 and not CMA201 are not exempt from ACT102
CMC101 Business Communications COM105 Business Communications
CME101 Principles of Economics ECO105 Principles of Economics
CML101 Introduction to Business Law LAW105 Introduction to Business Law
CMM101 Introduction to Management MAN105 Introduction to Management
CMQ101 Quantitative Analysis for Business QAB105 Quantitative Analysis for Business
CMA201 Principles of Financial Accounting ACT204 Financial Accounting (not equivalent)
* students who have completed CMA201 and not CMA204 are not exempt from ACT204
CMA202 Management Accounting ACT202 Management Accounting
CMA204 Financial Accounting Applications ACT204 Financial Accounting (not equivalent)
* students who have completed CMA204 and not CMA201 are not exempt from ACT204
CMF201 Business Finance FIN205 Business Finance
CML201 Commercial and Corporate Law for Accountants LAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Accountants
CMA301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues ACT301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues
CMA302 Strategic Management Accounting ACT302 Strategic Management Accounting
CMA303 Principles of Auditing ACT303 Principles of Auditing
CMA304 Computer-Based Accounting Systems ACT304 Accounting Information Systems
CMA305 Corporate Accounting ACT305 Corporate Accounting
CMA306 Professional Practice Project Discontinued - no replacement
CMT301 Taxation TAX305 Taxation

Study plan


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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 load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability or CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (title change) CU
ACT102 Introduction to Accounting CO ECO105 Business Economics (previously CME101 or BCO104) (new title 2018) CO
COM105 Business Communications (prev CMC101) CO LAW105 Introduction to Business Law (prev CML101) CO
MAN105 Introduction to Management (prev CMM101) CO QAB105 Quantitative Analysis for Business (prev CMQ101) CO
Year 2
ACT204 Financial Accounting CO FIN205 Business Finance (prev CMF201) CO
ACT202 Management Accounting (prev CMA202) CO ACT305 Corporate Accounting (prev CMA305) CO
LAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Accountants (prev CML201) CO Elective 2 E
Elective 1 E Elective 3 E
Year 3
ACT301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues (prev CMA301) CO ACT304 Accounting Information Systems (prev CMA304 and title change) CO
ACT302 Strategic Management Accounting (prev CMA302) CO TAX305 Taxation (prev CMT301) CO
ACT303 Principles of Auditing (prev CMA303) CO Elective 5 E
Elective 4 E Elective 6 E

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
 

 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability or CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
    ACT102 Introduction to Accounting CO
   

ECO105 Business Economics (previously CME101 or BCO104) (new title 2018)

CO
    QAB105 Quantitative Analysis for Business (prev CMQ101) CO
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (title change) CU LAW105 Introduction to Business Law (prev CML101) CO
MAN105 Introduction to Management (prev CMM101) CO FIN205 Business Finance (prev CMF201) CO
COM105 Business Communications (prev CMC101) CO ACT305 Corporate Accounting (prev CMA305) CO
ACT204 Financial Accounting CO Elective 1 E
Year 3
LAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Accountants (prev CML201) CO ACT304 Accounting Information Systems (prev CMA304 and title change) CO
ACT202 Management Accounting (prev CMA202) CO TAX305 Taxation (prev CMT301) CO
Elective 2 E Elective 4 E
Elective 3 E Elective 5 E
Year 4
ACT301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues (prev CMA301) CO    
ACT302 Startegic Management Accounting (prev CMA302) CO    
ACT303 Principles of Auditing (prev CMA303) CO    
Elective 6 E    

Students commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability  CU
        ACT102 Introduction to Accounting CO
       

ECO105 Business Economics (previously CME101 or BCO104) (new title 2018)

CO
        QAB105 Quantitative Analysis for Business (prev CMQ101) CO
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (title change) CU LAW105 Introduction to Business Law (prev CML101) CO    
COM105 Business Communications (prev CMC101) CO FIN205 Business Finance (prev CMF201) CO    
MAN105 Introduction to Management (prev CMM101) CO ACT305 Corporate Accounting (prev CMA305) CO    
ACT204 Financial Accounting CO Elective 1 E    
Year 3
LAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Accountants (prev CML201) CO ACT304 Accounting Information Systems (prev CMA304 and title change) CO    
ACT202 Management Accounting (prev CMA202) CO TAX305 Taxation (prev CMT301) CO    
Elective 2 E Elective 4 E    
Elective 3 E Elective 5 E    
Year 4
ACT301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues (prev CMA301) CO        
ACT302 Startegic Management Accounting (prev CMA302) CO        
ACT303 Principles of Auditing (prev CMA303) CO        
Elective 6 E        

Domestic students

Option 1 - Apply via SATAC

You should apply through SATAC if using one of the following:

  • ATAR (or equivalent) School Leaver
  • incomplete higher education studies
  • STAT or work/life experience
  • Certificate IV or above at another institution
  • eligible non-CDU Enabling Program

SATAC

Option 2 - Apply via MyNextCourse

You should apply via MyNextCourse if you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU:

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Eligible Enabling Program (TEP, PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

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Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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