Bachelor of Accounting and Finance

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Accounting and Finance is a specialist three year full-time or part-time equivalent degree offering a comprehensive course in the theory and applications of accounting and finance. The course involves units in accounting that allow graduates to be simultaneously recognized as accounting and finance professionals. Unlike pure accounting degrees, the Bachelor of Accounting and Finance offers a broader understanding of financial instruments, institutions, markets and systems. It involves the study of financial decision-making under uncertainty, which is applicable to banking, financial consulting and planning, funds management, merchant banking, stockbroking and treasury. Because of the comprehensive nature of the course, graduates will be particularly well qualified in highly sought after specialised areas such as auditing, budget analysis, portfolio management, investment analysis, mergers and acquisitions, risk analysis and taxation strategy.

Course Fee:

International: $84,744

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Prerequisites:English (Standard) (Band 2) or EAL (Band 3); QLD Prerequisites: English (4,SA); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.


240 credit points. All Faculty of Business undergraduate students are required to undertake a community engagement unit where students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 35-70 hours.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Finance

Study Pathways:

The Bachelor of Accounting and Finance may also lead to study at the postgraduate level including Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees.

Further information:

Graduate Career Opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a wide range of occupations: Accountant; Auditor; Budget Manager; Chief Financial Officer; Financial Adviser; Financial Assurance and Compliance Manager; Financial Manager; Financial Planner; Investment Analyst; Tax Agent.


The Bachelor of Accounting and Finance has been accredited by the CPA (Certified Practicing Accountants) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Full time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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