Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting

University of South Australia

The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) is an industry-accredited degree that provides students with a strong foundation of knowledge in accounting combined with business, taxation, auditing, finance and sustainability. Students also learn about the current economic, legal and political influences affecting global business as well as develop critical reporting, decision-making, problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills.

Entry Requirements:

Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR; or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE; complete International Baccalaureate Diploma; complete or partially complete higher education program; complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above; complete a Certificate IV level or above; qualify for special entry; complete a Foundation Studies program; and meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


Business School core courses; courses in Accounting and appropriate electives; completion of courses totalling 108 units; and the opportunity to study CPA subjects as electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Commerce; Accounting

Study Pathways:

Students can package the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) with the Master of Management, Master of Finance or Master of Finance (Financial Planning) and graduate with two qualifications in just four years with the 3+1 Pathway to Masters program.


The program is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and satisfies the educational requirements for entry into the Chartered Accountants Program. It is accredited by CPA Australia and satisfies the educational requirements for entry into the CPA Program, and is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The program is recognised for maximum exemptions for an accelerated pathway into CIMA's professional qualification. It is also recognised for maximum exemptions toward the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants' (ACCA) professional programs of study and for maximum exemptions toward the Association of International Accountants' (AIA) professional examinations.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00121B

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City West 54.25 Yes Part time
City West 54.25 Yes Online
City West 54.25 Yes Full time 3 years
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. More than 140 undergraduate and 200 coursework and research postgraduate programs in fields including law, education, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation, human movement, commerce, business, management, computer and information science, engineering, construction management, urban and regional planning, visual arts, psychology, civil aviation, journalism, and more are offered. An integral part of a UniSA student's study program includes work in clinical and field placements, assisting with industry-based projects, and working alongside people from industry and the professions.

The Graduate Careers' Council of Australia's annual survey has consistently shown UniSA graduates recording the highest success rate in the State for employment after graduation.

Provider CRICOS: 00121B

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