Accounting is an increasingly critical function across industry and the professions. This course is designed to equip you with a solid understanding of basic accounting principles.
It is your first step towards obtaining professional recognition in this field, and gives you the required entry criteria to pursue a Master of Accountancy or Master of Professional Accounting.
Postgraduate Information Evenings
Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just wanting to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field.
Postgraduate Information Evenings are held throughout the year, and give you the opportunity to meet academic and professional staff as well as ask questions about courses, admission requirements and fees. These evenings give you a better understanding of course content and delivery, what to expect from postgraduate study as well as career outcomes.
Our next Postgraduate Information Evenings will be held from Monday 14th - Thursday 17th October from 6pm - 8pm at our Parramatta City campus. If you are interested in attending, please register below.
Accounting at Western
If your ambition is to pursue a successful career in accounting, this postgraduate degree is your first step towards obtaining professional recognition in this field. It is designed to give you the required entry criteria to pursue a Master of Accountancy or Master of Professional Accounting.
To apply, you require either an undergraduate degree (or higher) in any discipline, an Associate Degree in a business discipline, an Advanced Diploma in Business plus five years’ work experience in a related field, or three years full-time managerial or professional experience in a related field.
If you have an overseas accounting qualification, you will need to have your qualifications assessed by a professional accounting body before applying.
Core units include Introductory Accounting, Commercial Law and Management Accounting. Other units from which you can choose include Corporate Finance, Economics, and Information Systems for Accountants, Company Law, Company Accounting, Auditing, and Accounting Theory and Applications.
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Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $15,100*
Delivery: On campus
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As an accounting graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Tax agent
- Tax accountant
- Accounting Clerk
Accountants provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals.
Accounting Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, undertake related routine documentation, and calculate and investigate the cost of wages, materials, overheads and other operating costs.
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Further study options
The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.