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The Bachelor of Accounting provides students with an in-depth knowledge of accounting, supported by knowledge of associated disciplines of law, economics, finance and statistics. The degree is unique in its scope and coverage offering qualification in accounting and, in combination with available majors, in financial planning and taxation.
This degree satisfies the accreditation requirements of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) for entry into their respective programs. Completion of this degree will allow students to claim a number of exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in obtaining the CIMA Professional Qualification.
On successful completion of the Financial Planning and Taxation specialisation the degree satisfies the eligibility requirements of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) to become a Financial Planner AFP® and prepares students for entry into the Certified Financial Planner CFP® Certification, It is also accredited by, and meets the education requirements of the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) which satisfies the new federal government education requirements as mandated by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). This course meets the RG146 generic knowledge requirements, specialist knowledge requirements and skills requirements as they currently stand. Details regarding the coverage of RG146 requirements are available via the link located below.
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Year 12 HSC (or equivalent); or completed Diploma in Business at Western Sydney University, The College; or completed relevant TAFE award.
Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Accounting is based on the following minimum requirements:
Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics and any two units of English. Students unable to demonstrate sufficient levels of achievement in mathematics will be required to use one of the elective units to increase their mathematical aptitude. This will not lengthen the period of study.
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.
With a Bachelor of Accounting you can go on to great careers as a:
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