Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

  • You can pay for this Bachelor of Business (Accounting) later via a government loan
  • Swinburne Online offers students exceptional support 7 days a week
  • The prestigious university ranks in the top 3% of universities worldwide

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Swinburne (RTO 3059)
Career Opportunities

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Recognised by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) for membership requirements.


Relevant academic or work experience



Course length
Set your own timetable & finish the course within 2 years (minimum) to 9 years (maximum)
Study mode


Reports, essays, projects & exams
Start date

3 start dates per year.

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Swinburne (RTO 3059)
Payment options

Study now pay later – HECS-HELP

Upfront payment

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Year 12 graduates need:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent (VCE studies must have included successful completion of units 3 and 4 in English with a minimum study score of 25 in English), and meet the associated minimum ATAR; OR

Non-year 12 and mature age students not holding an appropriate Year 12 or equivalent qualification may be eligible if they have:

What you'll learn

The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) gives you a solid foundation in accounting and will teach you how to:

  • Use accounting systems to record and analyse business activities
  • Use financial statements to guide investment decisions
  • Utilise information from cost accounting systems to make decisions
  • Price products
  • Develop operating strategies
  • Evaluate business performance

Course structure

24 units

Core units

  1. Learning & communicating online

  2. Introduction to management

  3. Management accounting for planning & control

  4. Introduction to business law

  5. Industry consulting project

  6. Company accounting

  7. Accounting theory

  8. Auditing

  9. Financial statistics

  10. Company law

  11. Microeconomics

  12. Financial information for decision making

  13. Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship & innovation

  14. Integrative business practice

  15. Financial information systems

  16. Taxation

  17. Analysis for competitive advantage

  18. Macroeconomics

  19. Financial management


You will need to complete 5 electives as part of this course. You can select your units from a range of other Swinburne Online courses.

Support and delivery

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Support for students

Set your own timetable

Designed for maximum flexibility, this accounting course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

There are 3 teaching periods a year, and you can enrol in 1 to 4 units every period.


Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership with the following professional organisations:

  • CPA Australia (CPAA)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (ICAA)
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • The National Institute of Accountants (NIA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – HECS-HELP

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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