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This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

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Accounting Major (BCom)

Undergraduate Major

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Major
Accounting Major (BCom)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Credit
400

Outline

Accounting is offered as part of the Bachelor of Commerce. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

Quincy Lan

Curtin’s accounting course is taught by mixing both theory and practice, enabling me to achieve a comprehensive and relevant understanding of each unit. The lecturers and tutors are amazing, and very happy to help every student. I have also had the opportunity to undertake work experience through this course, which has allowed me to really put into practice the principals and concepts I have learned in my units.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Qualified accountants are in demand around the world, meeting financial needs in dynamic business environments.

In the Accounting major you will have a sound foundation in accounting, auditing, taxation and relevant areas of business law and financial management, and be able to apply to knowledge across a range of accounting contexts.

You’ll learn how to develop and communicate information relating to the financial performance of organisations, and use your accounting knowledge to support business decision-making.

You will graduate with a qualification that is recognised internationally.

Accounting is offered as part of the Bachelor of Commerce. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

How to apply

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

Applying as an undergraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.

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Why study

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin Business School (CBS) to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their business degree, these internships are for course credit and provide real-world exposure to our students.

These business internships will not only give students credit towards their degree, they will receive the industry experience and practical skills needed to achieve great things after graduation and give employers the opportunity to support and lend their expertise to the students, encouraging the future workforce, whilst being assisted to meet their business goals.

Industry engagement and internship opportunities

How this course will make you industry ready

Our partnerships with major organisations can give you the experience of an accounting degree from an industry perspective. These organisations include:

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Those completing accounting will be eligible to apply for admission to the CA program of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, the CPA Program of CPA Australia, as well as the ACCA Accelerate program.

Career information

  • Tax agent, Consultant or Advisor
  • Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Treasurer
  • Company Secretary
  • Accountant (General)

What you'll learn

  • apply principles of accounting, economics, information systems, statistic, law and behavioural science as they relate to reporting business activity
  • critically analyse issues in collection, recording and reporting of economic activity; develop accounting information systems giving cost effective decision useful information
  • locate, extract and critically appraise decision useful information related to economic activity from sources within an organisation and from external sources
  • relate the significance of commercial events and issues to the business and investing community using effectively structured financial communication and appropriate language
  • use electronic resources to effectively interrogate databases, analyse data, collect information and communicate
  • take responsibility for self-directed learning and the development of a career long attitude of continuing professional development
  • recognise the global nature of accounting by applying international financial reporting standards and appreciate the information requirements of a global financial system
  • demonstrate an understanding that cultural practices and differences impact commercial practices and interpersonal relations
  • apply an ethical approach to analysing and reporting commercial activities, advising clients, demonstrate leadership and the ability to delegate tasks to ensure timely outcomes. Work independently to achieve agreed outcomes

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Admission criteria may be different if you are studying this major as part of a double degree. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

International entry requirements

Please view the main course (Bachelor of Commerce) for international entry requirements. 

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

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