BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING
CRICOS Course Code: 099311M
ABOUT THE BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING
The Bachelor of Accounting is a three-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) qualification designed to enable students to acquire a broad and coherent knowledge of the key theories and practices that underpin the accounting profession as it operates in dynamic business contexts.
In addition to core accounting units of study, students will study a range of core and elective units to complement and enhance their professional and personal development. These units have been scaffolded at different levels throughout the course to provide a balanced and systematic development of attributes to develop critical and independent thinking, to support professional work and personal development, and as a pathway for further learning.
Year one of the course (semesters 1 and 2) introduces students to the principles of management and effective business communication. Students study commercial law and business statistics to complement studies in accounting for decision-making and economics. Year one also lays the foundation for ethics in business which is enhanced progressively over years two and three.2
Year two of the course (semesters 3 and 4) further develops students’ knowledge and understanding of financial accounting, management accounting, corporate finance and accounting information systems. This is supported with studies in taxation law and corporate law. Year two also offers a range of elective choice to students.
Year three of the course (semesters 5 and 6) aims to further consolidate the students’ knowledge and understanding of accounting theory and practice. Students will study auditing and advanced financial accounting. These are contextualised by the study of the digital economy, leadership and change management and international business. Additionally, students study three electives to complement their areas of interests and professional preparation.
The suit of electives in the Bachelor of Accounting are designed to enhance students’ preparedness in their work as professional accountants in the contemporary, dynamic world of business innovation as it is impacted and changed by digital technology and the rise in entrepreneurial business activity.
A graduate of Crown Institute of Higher Education will possess comprehensive knowledge in their discipline area and be able to apply that knowledge effectively in the workplace. They will be able to identify problems and work pro-actively and creatively to develop solutions and to generate, analyse and interpret different types of information to inform and support decision-making processes. They will be able to think logically and critically to analyse and solve problems; be independent thinkers; engage with others proactively and collaboratively for continued personal and professional development; and act ethically and with an awareness of cultural diversity. They will also be able to communicate effectively to level required at the professional level.
A graduate of the Bachelor of Accounting will be well placed to undertake professional association study to become eligible to work as a professional accountant. Once qualified as a professional accountant, you may work in a range of workplace contexts and environments. Some possible career opportunities for qualified professional accountants are:
Internal and external auditing
Product planning and marketing
Budget planning and control
Electronic data processing and cloud accounting
To satisfy the general entrance requirements for admission to the course, applicants must meet at least one of the following entry requirements:
Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent; or
Successful completion of an equivalent secondary qualification either interstate or overseas (in English or see below); or
Satisfactory completion of an accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by an Australian university that would enable students to gain entry to an Australian university; or
Satisfactory completion of one year of accredited full-time study at a registered institute of tertiary education at AQF level 4 or above; or
Admission to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian University.
Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate competency in the English language. English proficiency can be demonstrated by providing proof of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall test result of 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5 and writing at 6 or above) or equivalent English language test such as TOEFL or PTE.
Other acceptable evidence of English proficiency includes:
Completion of secondary education/undergraduate degree via the medium of English; or
Successful completion of Year 12 secondary schooling in Australia (minimum of 1 school year to be completed in Australia within the last 2 years); or
Successful completion of an Australian qualification recognised as at least AQF Certificate IV (minimum period of study of 1 school year within the last 2 years); or
Successful completion of a Tertiary Studies Foundation Program (minimum period of study of 1 school year).
International students who do not meet the specified English proficiency requirements may undertake an ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) program prior to undertaking the course.
In addition, all students (domestic and international) must be 18 years of age or over at the time that they commence the course for which they have applied.
CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
Crown Institute of Higher Education (“CIHE”) grants credit towards a course of study on the basis of prior learning, whether from formal studies or professional work experience to ensure that students commence study at a level appropriate to their prior learning experiences so that they are not required to repeat prior learning. For more information please visit CIHE’s Credit For Prior Learning Policy.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
The Bachelor of Accounting is a 3-year, 6-semester degree. To fulfil the requirements of the award, students must complete a total of 240 credit points or 24 units. Each unit is 10 credit points.
ELECTIVES (LEVEL 2)
ELECTIVES (LEVEL 3)
MODES OF STUDY AND ASSESSMENT
At CIHE we provide workshop-based engaged learning.
All our units involve participation in 3 hours of on-campus workshop per week for 12 weeks. Each week’s workshop will require preparation – reading, activities and online work.
All our units are supported by an online learning management system – Moodle.
We use a range of assessment tasks at CIHE to help you monitor your learning – quizzes, group work, case-studies and scenario-based activities, reports and exams. Throughout the course, achievement of unit and course learning outcomes will be assessed through a range of formative and summative assessment activities. Lecturers will aim to provide timely and constructive feedback to support the success of students in the achievement of learning outcomes and to acquire the necessary attributes that will distinguish them as a graduate of the Institute.
CIHE is pleased to announce that our Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants ANZ and CPA Australia