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: Sydney City start times are July and November 2019, and March 2020.
Not all units are available on listed campuses. Please refer to our handbook for more information.
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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
At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do.
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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.
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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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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.