Bachelor of Accounting

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 334711
CRICOS 097904B

A career with currency

Our modern economy depends on good accounting. We need experts who understand and can explain the financial and social business environment to others.

Accountants advise people through good times and bad. They dig for financial truth, consider consequences and work out the best path forward.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Accounting teaches fluency in the language of business and finance. You will:

  • explore economic concepts, theories and analytical techniques
  • learn the fundamentals of financial and management accounting
  • understand auditing and taxation in depth
  • study economics, business mathematics and business law
  • consider technology's role and ways to build positive client relationships
  • work on industry projects and internships.

Where could it take you?

Accounting graduates are always in demand and enjoy both stability and variety. You might work with a charity, in education or for the government. Perhaps you’ll become chief financial officer at a company or manage budgets in the sporting world. You could even unmask financial deceptions as a forensic accountant.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 334711
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 85
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2018 Admissions Data for school leavers
    ATAR
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer N/A
    Median ATAR to receive an offer N/A
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer N/A
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
    Minimum eligibility score N/A
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors ).
    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    Work and life experience You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2019 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2017). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 334711

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 097904B
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 75
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 27
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 18
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.8
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 80
    ISC & CBSE [India] 70%
    ISBE [India] 80%
    SAT (in conjuction with American High School Diploma) 1200
    AP (in conjuction with American High School Diploma) 7
    Abitur 3.4
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.5
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.78
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 74
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 74
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 360
    ANU Foundation Studies 66
    Monash Foundation Year 70
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 72
    UNSW Foundation Year 7.0
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.7
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 59
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.2
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 74
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $10,625

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $39,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Unlike many traditional accounting degrees that purely focus on the technical skills, our Bachelor of Accounting not only delivers to students the deep discipline knowledge of accounting, but also complements this knowledge with soft skills such as critical thinking and collaboration techniques that will allow them to use their accounting knowledge within the work place.

    With the rise of AI, it will be the students who will be able to translate technical knowledge to a wide audience that will be in sharp demand.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Professional Accreditation

    Upon completion of the Bachelor of Accounting, you'll be eligible to apply for associate membership to either Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia. To achieve full membership, both bodies require an additional program of study and a stipulated length of work experience.

    Potential careers

    Accountant, Auditor, Business Analyst, Taxation Officer, Investment Consultant

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    As part of your degree, you may choose to undertake at least one Minor to the value of 12 units; this encourages deeper learning in related topics and can be used to add diversity of skills to the overall program.

    Business Management
    The Business Management minor will give you the foundational knowledge and skills to prepare you for a leadership or management role in the future.

    Corporate Finance
    A minor in Corporate Finance will provide you with a solid foundation in the tools and techniques that financial managers use to make investment and financing decisions.

    Creativity and Critical Thinking
    Applying skills in research, analysis, and teamwork to problem-solving in a range of disciplinary and professional contexts, you will learn how to bring new thinking and ideas to your area of professional expertise.

    Economics
    This minor helps you explore the various aspects of economic decision-making, and provides you with the basics needed to get the most out of economic news and reports.

    Entrepreneurship
    In this entrepreneurship minor you will develop the ability to think more creatively and use entrepreneurial thinking to identify, create, develop and scale innovative opportunities that are sustainable across the fast pace of change that is now the norm.

    International Business
    The minor in International Business develops foundation knowledge and skills that help organisations create value across borders.

    Management Consulting
    Management consultants explore ways in which people, strategy, structure, and operations can be developed to improve business performance. Building on the core course ‘Client Relationships and the Role of Technology’, the Management Consulting minor will give you the foundation to prepare you for a future career in management consulting.

    Marketing
    The role of marketing is to determine the most appropriate way to communicate and deliver the offering to its target consumers. This minor helps you develop the skills and competencies required to succeed in today’s highly competitive, global market.

    Marketing in South Australia
    Central to our economy are the business-to-business transactions, exporting, family businesses, and the wine industry. The minor in Marketing in South Australia aims to provide you with an opportunity to gain increased skills that will help you to succeed in this market.

    Organisational Cybersecurity
    The minor in Organisational Cyber Security has a business and employee focus. Key focal areas include the fundamentals of organisational information systems and management; and identifying and managing cyber risks, threats and controls.

    Project Management
    By undertaking the project management minor, you will broaden your understanding in business to include project-oriented endeavours.

    Public Administration
    This elective provides you with the opportunity to develop knowledge of principles of project management and skills in their application. Skills in project management are highly valued in the public sector.

    Small and Family Business Management
    The minor in Small and Family Business Management will provide you with a sound understanding of the issues surrounding the lifecycles of the business, ownership and the family, development of appropriate governance and management systems, marketing and international expansion.
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Last updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2019