Understand how to think creatively, apply innovative solutions to everyday problems and develop trusting, long-lasting business relationships.
This course provides you with in-depth knowledge of accounting, supported by knowledge of associated disciplines of law, economics, finance and statistics.
Please note: This course will be run online for Summer A Session, 2020. Not all units are available on listed campuses. Please refer to our handbook for more information.
Ranked in the top two percent of unis worldwide, Western offers you a world-class education that will have you ready for life after uni. With a wide range of courses to help you thrive in the workplaces of tomorrow, Western is the perfect place to discover your UNLIMITED potential.
If you're ready to secure your future with a degree from Western, applications are now open to commence study in 2021.
An accounting degree that really counts
Good accountants understand numbers. Great accountants understand how to think creatively and find solutions.
The Bachelor of Accounting holds triple accreditation with CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Depending on your majors, you’ll also be eligible to become a member of the Financial Planning Association or register with the Tax Practitioners Board as a tax agent.
An accounting degree opens doors
Depending on your major, this degree gets you ready for admission to CPA Australia, CAANZ, IPA. FPA, and the Tax Practitioners Board.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
The specialised units in this major analyse contemporary issues relevant to financial planning using case studies and discussion.
Completion of this major meets the RG146 generic knowledge requirements, specialist knowledge requirements and skills requirements as they currently stand.
Whilst it is not compulsory to complete the taxation specialisation, students are encouraged to complete these units as content builds on that covered in the financial planning specialisation.
The specialised units in this major analyse core and contemporary issues in taxation using case studies and discussion.
The major is designed to meet the educational requirements for graduates to apply for registration as tax agents (subject to relevant work experience), provided students choose unit 200012 Property Law as an elective.
The Financial Planning and Taxation Major is available to participants enrolled in the Bachelor of Accounting. The specialised units in this major analyse contemporary issues relevant to financial planning and taxation using case studies and discussion.
The major is designed to meet the requirements for admission to the CFP program of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) for those seeking a career in that profession.
This major satisfies the accreditation requirements of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). Completion of this major also meets the RG146 generic knowledge requirements, specialist knowledge requirements and skills requirements as they currently stand.
Completion of this major satisfies the tertiary education requirements to register as a Tax (Financial) Adviser and a Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) (pending completion of certain electives), subject to relevant work experience.
HSC True Reward
Our HSC True Reward early offer program will give you much-needed peace of mind, during a year of disruption. Acknowledging your hard work, our HSC True Reward program provides you with the opportunity to receive an early offer
to Western based on your Year 11* or Year 12 subject results and not your ATAR.
Applications for our HSC True Reward program are now open.
*Those that apply based on their Year 11 results will need to successfully complete the HSC.
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With a Bachelor of Accounting you can go on to great careers as a:
- Systems accountant.
- Management accountant.
- Financial accountant.
- Financial controller.
- Financial planner.
- Taxation specialist.
Open up to a world of possibility.
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Private Practice Accounting
Accountants provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals.
Develops and implements financial plans for individuals or organisations, and advises on investment strategies and their taxation implications, securities, insurance, pension plans and real estate. Registration or licensing may be required.
Located mainly at our new Parramatta City campus, as well as our campuses at Campbelltown, Bankstown and Sydney City, Western offers the latest in high-tech learning and teaching facilities.
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Study a double degree
A double-degree gives you the ultimate edge. Be at the forefront of your field.
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Western Sydney University offers $25 million in undergraduate scholarships every year, which includes a generous range of University and donor-funded opportunities.
Elizabeth Dibbs is the Western Sydney University's Deputy Chancellor, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Member of the Board Executive Committee. Elizabeth was a partner and General Counsel of PwC and previously worked with major law firms.
The EJ Dibbs Business Scholarship is valued at $5,000 per year for the duration of the degree.
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