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What will I learn?

This comprehensive course is designed for people with an aptitude for numbers and desire to forge a career in professional accounting.

Whether you see yourself working for the government, a company or even your own business, this degree will teach you the ins and outs of the systems and financial strategies that will prepare you for a rewarding career.

Your core subjects will include accounting, taxation, law, auditing, finance and economics. In addition, you’ll be future-proofing your career by developing skills in creativity, innovation, marketing and digital business.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a practical placement, internship or project. Many of our graduates secure employment directly from Federation University’s work integrated learning and placement programs. Our strong links with industry and real-world experience gained throughout your degree ensure you start your career when you start studying with Federation.

The career opportunities for accounting graduates are vast. According to the Australian Government Job Outlook projections, demand for accountants is forecast to grow. Our Bachelor of Professional Accounting course gives you the flexibility to choose a career in any industry. You could become a financial accountant, management accountant, auditor, business manager, financial consultant or CFO, just to name a few. Accountancy is also considered a great launching pad to become a CEO.

The Bachelor of Professional Accounting is recognised by both CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, enabling you to pursue a pathway to qualification as a professional accountant.

The degree is also accredited with the Tax Practitioners Board, allowing graduates to apply to become a registered tax agent.

Career Opportunities

  • Banker
  • Public accountant
  • Taxation Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Commercial manager
  • Business manager
  • Business consultant
  • Business director
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial Analyst
  • Professional accountant

Pathways/ alternate entry

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Which department am I in?

Federation Business School

CRICOS

102356A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,900.00 (14,09,140) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 31 July 2023

Venue

Berwick Campus

72-100 Clyde Road,

Victoria,

3806, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,900.00 (14,09,140) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 31 July 2023

Venue

Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,

MOUNT HELEN,

Victoria,

3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a minimum score of 24 from 6 subjects. Academic IELTS: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); 60-78 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

For international students

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent.

English language requirements

Overall Academic IELTS score of 6.0, with no bands less than 6.0; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT: 60-78 with minimums (Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21); Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

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

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About Federation University Australia

Federation University is a premier regional university that has been educating future leaders, innovators and thinkers for over 150 years.

  • Among Australia’s oldest and most reputed institutions
  • No. 1 in Victoria for teaching and graduate employment
  • Over 150 courses and world-class research set up on offer
  • Excellent campus facilities and services for students