Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

UniSA Online
UniSA Online
  • Awarded by

    UniSA Online

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree + Undergraduate Unit

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Start Date

    January, April, July and September. Enquire now!

  • Career Outcomes

    Auditor | Management Accountant | Practicing Accountant | Tax Accountant and Advisor | View all

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Last modified: 18 Mar 2019

In a Nutshell

A Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from UniSA Online opens up the door to a career in professional accounting. As one of Australia and Asia's leading providers of finance and accounting education, UniSA is the perfect choice for those wishing to enter the world of commerce.

Students first gain a comprehensive foundation of business knowledge and concepts, including accounting and quantitative methods for business; business law; finance; business intelligence and data management; and economics and marketing principles.

Moving into specialised accounting topics, students then develop skills in areas such as financial and management accounting; taxation and company law; auditing; sustainability accounting; global and contemporary accounting issues; and strategic financial analysis.

And it's not all about number-crunching. Accounting professionals need to be sound communicators and analysers with strong skills in decision-making and problem-solving. You'll gain all that and more in this course from the UniSA Business School, which is ranked within the top 1% worldwide.

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  • What You'll Need to Get In


    Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result:

    Higher education study

    • Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider

    Vocational Education Training (VET)

    • Completed an award from a recognised training organisation at Certificate IV or above

    Work and life experience

    • Passed a UniSA Online literacy and numeracy test and have relevant work experience, or
    • Completed a UniSA Foundations Studies program or equivalent, or
    • Qualified for Special Entry

    Recent secondary education

    • Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification

    In order to complete your application, we will ask you to provide supporting documents as proof of your prior study or work experience.

  • Subject Breakdown

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

    • Critical Approaches to Online Learning
    • Business and Society 
    • Accounting for Business
    • Business Law
    • Quantitative Methods for Business 
    • Financial Accounting 1
    • Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange
    • Principles of Economics
    • Financial Accounting 2
    • Management Accounting
    • Business Finance
    • Business Intelligence
    • Financial Accounting 3
    • Companies and Partnership Law
    • Management and Organisation
    • Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
    • Auditing Theory and Practice
    • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
    • Taxation Law 1
    • Strategic Financial Analysis
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  • Why UniSA Online?

    With a background spanning more than 25 years in online education, you can trust that you'll be getting a high-quality university experience when you Study On Demand with UniSA Online. Considered a leader in the field, UniSA has transformed online learning and is one of Australia's largest online education providers. Select a 100% online course that has been created by academics and experts in online learning, who are focused on giving you the best start on your chosen career path. With all course content and assessments available online, you can Study On Demand, on your terms, on your schedule.

    Studying with UniSA Online means you can Study On Demand. You'll gain around the clock personalised support to assist you on your learning journey. Technical issues? Nervous about a looming assessment? Gain on-demand access to their helpful and dedicated team.

    Whether you need help with assignments, referencing, administrative or technical support, you’ll have on-demand access to the UniSA Online team who’ll be there to support you, every step of the way.

    Students will have access to the UniSA Online ‘Study Help’ hub which is packed with loads of resources, workshops and support services. With online tutor support available seven days a week, you’ll be able to get help when you need it. If you’ve got a question related to your course, you can expect to receive a response in 24 hours. You’ll also be able to retrieve a range of resources through their virtual ‘Ask the Library’ service.

    Gain full control over your study and gain a career focused qualification when you learn with UniSA Online!

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this degree you will receive a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from UniSA Online. Graduates will hold an internationally recognised and respected degree, preparing them for commerce careers throughout Australia and across the globe. 

Graduates are eligible for membership with CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the global Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Association of International Accountants (AIA), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Students can also undertake the Business Career Mentor Program, helping them build important industry networks.


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

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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