Skip to main content

Key details

Duration

2 year/s full-time
4 year/s part-time
2 year/s full-time

Intake

This course is for re-enrolling students
On campus - This course is for re-enrolling students
Online - No

Credit points required

160

Course code

XACCO1

Overview

This Associate Degree is an exit award only.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

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. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:

Credit transfer

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

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

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

Fees

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $26,776.00. This equates to $3,347.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

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

CDU Domestic Student studying

Why study an undergraduate course at CDU?

Study an undergraduate course at Charles Darwin University to turn your passion into a career. Choose from hundreds of certificates, diplomas and degrees and enjoy a flexible, supportive learning environment. Whatever you're interested in, there's a place for you at CDU.

  • Top 100 university globally for quality education
  • #4 Australian uni for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Study full-time, part-time, online or on campus to suit your lifestyle"
careers-centre-students

Why study an undergraduate course at CDU?

"Study an undergraduate course at Charles Darwin University to turn your passion into a career. Choose from hundreds of certificates, diplomas and degrees and enjoy a flexible, supportive learning environment. Whatever you're interested in, there's a place for you at CDU.

  • Top 100 university globally for quality education (THE Impact Rankings 2021)
  • #4 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)"

What will I study?

The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for the current year.

Course structure

Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs. Students electing not to transfer should refer to the transitional arrangements where provided.

If you have any queries, or concerns about your course progression you would like clarified, please contact Student Central on freecall 1800 061 963 or student.central@cdu.edu.au.

 

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core Units
(16 units)

160cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below.

ACT102 Introduction to Accounting
COM105 Business and Communication Skills
ECO107 Economics and the Modern Business Enterprise
LAW105 Introduction to Business Law
QAB105 Business Research Methods
ACT202 Management Accounting
ACT204 Financial Accounting
FIN205 Business Finance
LAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Owners, Managers and Professionals
ACT301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues
ACT302 Strategic Management Accounting
ACT303 Principles of Auditing
ACT304 Accounting Information Systems
ACT305 Corporate Accounting
TAX305 Taxation
ACT410 Ethics, Governance and Professional Applications

 

160

Total Credit Points

Course Rules (unless otherwise indicated in the above course structure) (160cp)

  • A minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 200 level units or above.
  • See the Higher Education Course Rules (Award Requirements) in the Units and Courses Policy.

If course commenced prior to 2023:
No more than 10 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma AQF Level 6 course award.

Study plan

There is no recommended study plan for this course as it is an exit award only. For further information contact Student Central.

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

This course is not available for entry however is available as an alternative exit award from the Bachelor of Accounting.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

CDU has been doing online study for so long they're really good at it. At CDU, everyone, online and on campus, is just a student.

Michelle

CDU student

CDU Nursing student Michelle on the top of a roof in Sydney

CDU graduates have the best career and employment prospects. International students have ranked CDU 1st in Australia for learning and living experience

Hema

CDU student

hema giri

Course details

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 6.

Student profile

There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Associate Degree of Accounting Studies
Faculty/College
Faculty of Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study

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.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

You make CDU

Our students choose to study with us because we share the same vision – to make a positive change. Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction.

How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

We’re here to help you

By submitting this form you agree to receive future student communications such as key date reminders, study tips, real student stories and more. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time. See our privacy policy for more information.