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What will I learn?

Carefully co-designed with leading industry experts, our Bachelor of Accounting will teach you core skills across every aspect of business, including cost accounting, financial accounting, professional accounting software, accounting information systems, auditing, taxation, finance and law. You can also explore your interests through electives in a range of exciting areas, including digital business and data analytics.

You may be able to apply for internships with leading organisations, enabling you to gain real-world experience, develop your professional networks and plan for career success.

You'll learn:

Financial and management accounting

Recognise and apply the accounting principles that govern the preparation, presentation and communication of accounting information. Learn how to use accounting software to record transactions.

Company and commercial law

Explore the core principles of contract and consumer protection law, the law of negligence and property law. Understand how to work with different business structures.


Understand concepts involved in the auditing process and integrate them with practical applications.


Examine Commonwealth income tax legislation and the implications of income tax on individuals and businesses.

Economics and finance

Learn a variety of economic concepts and how to apply them in business and policy-making.


Explore the relationship between businesses, financial systems and the wider world.

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:

General accountant

Manage accounting records, financial statements and tax returns for individuals, companies, trusts and super funds.

Management accountant

Analyse and manage the accounting records and financial statements of businesses. Ensure they're consistent with reporting standards.

Tax specialist

Examine taxes owed and prepare tax returns that comply with reporting and payment requirements.

Corporate accountant

Maintain a firm's financial records to ensure they comply with laws, regulations and internal policies. Provide financial advice and help to create budgets.

Financial auditor

Ensure banks and other financial institutions comply with laws and regulations.

Which department am I in?

Department of Accounting, Finance and Analytics



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,200.00 (18,30,835) per year
Start date

8 November 2021


La Trobe University Sydney Campus

255 Elizabeth Street,


New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

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 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; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 169 with no less than 169 in any component; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 169 with no less than 169 in any component.