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What will I learn?

La Trobe's Bachelor of Accounting has been designed in collaboration with industry partners to teach you core accounting knowledge and skills across every aspect of business.

From working with industry-standard technology to undertaking a project which simulates real-world business scenarios, you'll gain the technical and human skills you need to adapt and thrive in our era of digital transformation.

With a range of optional majors and minors, as well as a wide breadth of electives, you'll be able to build your degree to support your career ambitions.

Develop vital knowledge and skills in accounting, information systems, finance, economics, management and data analytics tools. Build a deep understanding of financial accounting, business law and management accounting. Then integrate your knowledge by studying auditing and assurance, forensic accounting and taxation.

You could have the opportunity to undertake a work placement where you gain real-life experience and first-hand knowledge of professional organisations. Previous students have worked at accounting firms of all sizes, from multinationals to metropolitan and regional firms, as well as government institutions and local and international businesses.

Gain hands-on experience. Develop your professional networks through the connections you make as you study. Be ready to become a trusted authority on business operations.

You'll learn:

Information and communications technology

Explore current and emerging technologies, business processes, information systems, internal controls and governance.

Accounting systems and processes

Apply accounting principles to record, report, and analyse business transactions, and work with cloud-based accounting software.

Financial accounting and reporting

Apply financial accounting standards to account for complex practical issues. Evaluate firms' accounting policy choice, and financial reporting quality.

Management accounting

Understand how to provide organisational decision-makers with relevant accounting information to assist with strategic planning, controlling and performance management.

Auditing assurance and forensic accounting

Investigate the function of audit and assurance services and the environment in which they operate. Build your skills in contemporary forensic accounting practices.

Taxation

Understand Commonwealth income tax legislation and its implications for individuals and businesses – from assessable income and deductions to capital gains and fringe benefits tax. Examine the taxation of entities and tax administration.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Career outcomes

Use your accounting skills in a diverse range of roles in commercial and public sector organisations, including: Business analyst, Financial accountant, Management accountant, Taxation accountant, Auditor or forensic accountant.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Depending on the campus, students may be required to complete specific electives in order to graduate with the CPA Australia and CAANZ accredited qualification. To qualify may require ongoing training and/or courses. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Majors

  • Agribusiness
  • Business analytics
  • Digital business
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Which department am I in?

Department of Accounting, Finance and Analytics

CRICOS

066343J

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,200.00 (18,60,718) per year
Application deadline

10 July 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,

BENDIGO,

Victoria,

3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,200.00 (18,60,718) per year
Application deadline

10 July 2022, 23 October 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 31 October 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate. International Baccalaureate - 24 to 33. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component, C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL iBT: Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

PTE Academic: Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50

C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Chisholm Institute
  • Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
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