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Key details

Duration

3 year/s full-time
6 year/s part-time
3 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer Semester
Online - No

Locations

CDU Waterfront Darwin, Online
CDU Waterfront Darwin

Credit points required

240

Course code

WACC02
SATAC/UAC codes
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Overview

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'll 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.

Professional recognition

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.

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:


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

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

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

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.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

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.

Accounting students at CDU

Why study accounting at CDU?

Start a career in accounting as a forward-thinking CDU graduate. You'll network with industry leaders while you develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in roles across the finance and banking industry, as well as diverse roles in the public and private sector.

  • Study electives from other areas to complement your career options or interests
  • #4 Australian university for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Study on campus, online, full-time or part-time as it suits you
Accounting PG student at CDU

Why study accounting at CDU?

Start a career in accounting as a CDU graduate. You'll network with industry leaders while you develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in roles across the finance and banking industry, as well as diverse roles in the public and private sector.

  • Study electives from other areas to complement your career options or interests
  • #4 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)

What will I study?

During your Bachelor of Accounting you will study a number of accounting core units covering foundational knowledge and skills required in the accounting profession. There are a number of elective units available where students can focus on an area of interest. The accounting capstone unit in your final semester will bring together the concepts and theory you have studied across your degree in a focus on ethics and professional applications that will prepare you well for the next steps in your working life.

Course structure

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
Core Units
(18 units)

180 cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 180 credit points as detailed below. 

ACT102 Introduction to Accounting
COM105 Business and Communications Skills
ECO107 Economics and the Modern Business Enterprise
LAW105 Introduction to Business Law
MAN105 Introduction to Management
QAB105 Business Research Methods
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities
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

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.

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 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 UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
COM105 Business CommunicationsCOECO107 Economics and the Modern Business EnterpriseCO
ACT102 Introduction to AccountingCOLAW105 Introduction to Business LawCO
MAN105 Introduction to ManagementCOQAB105 Business Research MethodsCO
ElectiveEElectiveE
Year 2
ACT202 Management AccountingCOFIN205 Business FinanceCO
ACT204 Financial AccountingCOLAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Owners, Managers and ProfessionalsCO
IAS201 Cultural CapabilitiesCOACT305 Corporate AccountingCO
ElectiveEElectiveE
Year 3
ACT301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary IssuesCOACT304 Accounting Information SystemsCO
ACT302 Strategic Management AccountingCOTAX305 TaxationCO
ACT303 Principles of AuditingCOACT410 Ethical and Professional Applications of AccountingCO
ElectiveEElectiveE

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.
 

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ACT102 Introduction to AccountingCO
  ECO107 Economics and the Modern Business EnterpriseCO
  LAW105 Introduction to Business LawCO
  QAB105 Business Research MethodsCO
Year 2
COM105 Business CommunicationsCOACT202 Management AccountingCO
MAN105 Introduction to ManagementCOACT204 Financial Accounting CO
IAS201 Cultural CapabilitiesCOLAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Owners, Managers and ProfessionalsCO
ElectiveEElectiveE
Year 3
FIN205 Business FinanceCOACT303 Principles of AuditingCO
ACT301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary IssuesCOACT305 Corporate Accounting (prev CMA305) CO
ACT302 Strategic Management AccountingCOElectiveE
ElectiveEElectiveE
Year 4
ACT304 Accounting Information SystemsCO  
TAX305 TaxationCO  
ACT410 Ethical and Professional Applications of AccountingCO  
ElectiveE  

 

Students commencing in Summer Semester - Intake is available to International students only

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

Legend:CO = Core UnitE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester (Sem-3)
Calendar Year 1(2022)
    ACT102 Introduction to AccountingCO
    LAW105 Introduction to Business LawCO
    QAB105 Business Research MethodsCO
    Elective 1E
Calendar Year 2(2023)
COM105 Business CommunicationsCOACT202 Management AccountingCO  
MAN105 Introduction to ManagementCOACT204 Financial Accounting CO  
IAS201 Cultural CapabilitiesCOECO107 Economics and the Modern Business EnterpriseCO  
Elective 2EElective 3E  
Calendar Year 3 (2024)
FIN205 Business FinanceCOACT303 Principles of AuditingCO  
ACT301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary IssuesCOACT305 Corporate AccountingCO  
ACT302 Strategic Management AccountingCOLAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Owners, Managers and ProfessionalsCO  
Elective 4EElective 5E  
Calendar Year 4(2025)
ACT304 Accounting Information SystemsCO    
TAX305 TaxationCO    
ACT410 Ethical and Professional Applications of AccountingCO    
Elective 6E    

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

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.

 

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Course details

Accreditation

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

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

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Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Bachelor of Accounting
Faculty/College
Asia Pacific College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Accounting

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

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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.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are available to students who have completed a CDU or BIITE course at a Certificate III level or higher. Most CDU and BIITE enabling programs are also accepted through this process.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC or UAC.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin (CSP)
184201
590701
Online (CSP)
184201
590701
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin
108293G

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