CRICOS Course Code: 099311M

Embrace the Bachelor of Accounting’s comprehensive curriculum, equipping you with essential skills for success in the ever-evolving business landscape. Thrive in today’s dynamic business world.


As an Accountant, you’ll never go out of business. There’s an expected increase of 8.9% for accounting jobs over the next 5 years.


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.

Our Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants ANZ, IPA and CPA Australia.


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.


Level 1

  • 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.

Level 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.

Level 3

  • 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:

  • Taxation
  • Management consulting
  • Information management
  • Financial management
  • Information technology
  • Management accounting
  • Financial accounting
  • 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 and an ATAR score of 50 or above; 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) 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.


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. Each unit is 10 credit points except BUS307 Work Integrated Learning unit which is a 20-creditpoints unit.

At the heart of our bachelor degrees is focus and flexibility. As such, all our degrees have a core zone and a flexible zone.

Your core zone provides your area of study’s focus and consists of the units you’re required to complete.

Your flexible zone allows you to follow your passions – gain more depth in your chosen area or explore something different.

Level 1

BUS101 Business Communication 1 10
BUS102 Management Principles 1 10
ACC101 Accounting Practice 1 10
ENT101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1 10
BUS103 Accounting for Decision Making 2 10
BUS105 Economics 2 10
BUS107 Business Ethics 2 10
BUS104 Statistics for Business 2 10

Level 2

ACC201 Accounting Information Systems (Pre-requisite: ACC101 Accounting Practice) 3 10
ACC202 Financial Accounting (Pre-requisite: ACC101 Accounting Practice) 3 10
ACC203 Corporate Finance (Pre-requisites: BUS103 Accounting for Decision Making) 3 10
LAW101 Commercial Law 3 10
ACC204 Management Accounting (Pre-requisite: ACC101 Accounting Practice) 4 10
LAW202 Taxation Law (Pre-requisite: ACC101 Accounting Practice) 4 10
LAW201 Corporate Law (Pre-requisite: LAW101 Commercial Law) 4 10
Elective 4 10

Level 3

BUS301 The Digital Economy 5 10
BUS304 Leadership and Change Management (Pre-requisite: BUS102 Management Principles) 5 10
Elective 5 10
Elective 5 10
ACC302 Auditing (Pre-requisite: ACC101 Accounting Practice) 6 10
ACC303 Advanced Financial Accounting (Pre-requisite: ACC202 Financial Accounting) 6 10
BUS303 International Business (BUS105 Economics) 6 10
Elective 6 10


BUS201 Organisational Behaviour (Pre-requisite: BUS102 Management Principles) 10
BUS202 Business Planning 10
BUS203 Small Business Management (Pre-Requisite: BUS103 Accounting for Decision Making) 10
BUS205 Agile Project Management 10
ENT102 Creativity and Innovation for Business 10
ENT201 Practices of Entrepreneurship 10
ENT202 Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation 10
ICT101 Introduction to Information Technology 10
ACC304 Advanced Management Accounting (Pre-requisite: ACC204 Management Accounting) 10
BUS307 Work-Integrated Learning (Internship) (Pre-Requisite: 120 credit points) 20
ENT304 Integrated Marketing Communications (Pre-Requisite: BUS301 The Digital Economy) 10
ENT307 Services Marketing (Pre-Requisite: ENT103 Entrepreneurial Marketing) 10
ENT308 Intellectual Property and Commercialisation (Pre-Requisites: LAW 101 Commercial Law) 10
ENT103 Entrepreneurial Marketing 10



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.


Indicative student numbers for this course are 300 enrolled students at any one time.