Bachelor of Accounting

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Accountant | Auditor | Finance Manager | Corporate Accountant | View all

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

Build sought-after skills for a career solving problems with this industry-ready Bachelor of Accounting course from Western Sydney University.

If you have a head for numbers and an interest in creative planning, this undergraduate course is the ideal entry point into a rewarding professional career in accounting. You'll build the skills, knowledge and experience required to develop and apply innovative solutions to business problems, and support workplaces to succeed. 

This triple-accredited accounting course satisfies the prerequisites of CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). With a focus on developing work-ready graduates, this course covers key aspects of law, economics, finance and statistics, to ensure you stand out in this competitive, rewarding field.

If you're a problem-solver with a head for numbers, this course will help you take the first step in an exciting professional career in the world of accounting.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To be eligible to study this course, students must meet the following requirements:

    • Have completed Year 12 and achieved the minimum ATAR required for this course; OR
    • Have completed the Diploma in Business at Western Sydney University, The College; OR
    • Have completed the relevant TAFE award.

    Assumed knowledge: Mathematics and any two units of English

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this accounting course, the subjects you may study include:

    Year 1

    •  Accounting in Context
    • Enterprise Law
    • Principles of Economics
    • Financial Accounting Applications
    • Corporate Financial Management
    • Law of Business Organisations
    • One elective

    Plus choose one of the following

    • Introduction to Economic Methods
    • 200032    Statistics for Business

    Year 2 

    •  Techniques in Financial Accounting
    •  Management Accounting Fundamentals
    •  Taxation Law 
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Contemporary Management Accounting
    • Accounting Standards and Governance
    • One elective

     Year 3

    • Corporate Accounting Systems
    • Five electives
    • The Accountant as a Consultant

    Electives may include any unit from the recommended sequence of the chosen major:

    • Financial Planning
    • Taxation
    • Financial Planning and Taxation


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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Accounting from Western Sydney University. This nationally recognised qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work in the accounting profession. You may choose to seek work as an accountant, financial controller, auditor or analyst. 

This course is accredited with and satisfies the pre-admission educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Depending on the major you choose, this course may also satisfy the accreditation requirements of the Financial Planning Association of Australia(FPA) and the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC). 

Wondering where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Accountant, Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Assistant Accountant

Let's Talk Price

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 


Find out more about government study loans here.

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