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CQ01 - Bachelor of Accounting

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Accounting supports you in discovering how to use accounting to understand business reality and be relevant in a 'digitally disrupted' accounting and business world; and in this way change your own lives and those around you. We do this by creating for you interactive and collaborative places so that, wherever you are, you can learn actively on our campuses across Australia and online in a personal, flexible way as part of your total life.

The Bachelor of Accounting provides you with a degree that is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and meets the associate membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Depending on the electives you choose, you may also be eligible to apply for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board (after meeting the Board's requirements for practical experience). Graduates are also eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the member level.

As well as providing you with an accredited accounting degree, you also have the opportunity of completing a major (or one or two minors) from a number of other business and non-business disciplines.

Career Information

Modern professional accountants are multi-skilled and dynamic. They enjoy a wide range of career opportunities in areas such as assurance services, consulting services, information technology (IT) services, forensic accounting, international accounting, strategic management, taxation and financial planning. The ability to give worthwhile business advice and guidance is increasingly becoming critical.

Given the need for financial accountability and cost effective decision making in most organisations throughout the world, qualified accountants are essential to a wide range of businesses, government departments and not-for-profit organisations.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BAcct
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2020

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2020

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Students wishing to study the financial planning major will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Students wishing to study the financial planning major will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Students wishing to study the financial planning major will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Students wishing to study the financial planning major will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Students wishing to study the financial planning major will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Students wishing to study the financial planning major will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold OP 17 | SR 65 | ATAR 59.9
Rank Cut-Off OP 17 | SR 65 | ATAR 59.9
Entry Requirements

English Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International students
International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

English and mathematics

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Accounting provides you with a degree that is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and meets the associate membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). If you choose LAWS19034 and PROP12002, you may also be eligible to apply for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board (after meeting the Board's requirements for practical experience). Graduates are also eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the member level. The Financial Planning major is accredited with the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

As well as providing you with an accredited accounting degree, you also have the opportunity of completing a major (or one or two minors) from a number of other business and non-business disciplines.

Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

BUSN12001 - Students wishing to undertake work integrated learning need to take BUSN19024 as a compulsory unit and BUSN12001 (equivalent to two elective units).

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 460
2018 595
2017 696
2016 752
2015 808
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic and accounting practice.
  • Critically reflecting on ethical dilemmas and issues and take responsibility for ethically correct decisions and/or ensuring awareness of applicable ethical thinking and behaviour.

Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours appropriate for professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer feedback or criticism.
  • Successfully processing and coping with your own emotions and behaviour when dealing with individuals or peers in the professional environment.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Functioning with an awareness and understanding that Accounting practice is mandated by specific legal and regulatory requirements and standards to enable the professional delivery of practice.
  • Having knowledge of and compliance with Australian Law and professional regulatory requirements and standards, which informs and determines accounting practices.
  • Applying appropriate legal principles and disclosure requirements in preparing financial reports.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of organisations in which you may be placed for find employment.
  • Complying with the requirements for registration with the Accounting Professional & Ethical Standards Board (APESB).
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Understanding and responding to verbal and communication accurately, appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Providing clear instructions in the context of the situation.
  • Providing accurate, timely, clear feedback and reporting in the delivery of accounting practice.
  • Delivering interactivity with your communication (timeliness, accuracy and effectiveness) to resolve complex problems and maintain trusting and effective relationships.
  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual or group.
  • Establishing rapport with clients in the delivery of accounting practice and respond appropriately to clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Recognising, interpreting and responding appropriately to behavioural cues.
  • Being self-aware of your own use of non-verbal cues during interactions.
  • Having sensitivity and empathy to cultural, religious and individual differences.
  • Being able to consistently display appropriate facial expressions, eye contact, body movements and gestures while being mindful of personal space and boundaries.
  • Being able to demonstrate effective non-verbal communication that is respectful, clear, empathetic, honest and non-judgemental when communicating with students, families and professional colleagues.
  • Effectively and appropriately communicating, in written English, in a wide variety of contexts to engage in activities related to the course and in professional settings.
  • Acquiring, understanding, applying and conveying information in a written format.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge into a logical and legible report, in a timely manner that meets professional standards and clearly communicates the intended message.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets legal and accounting practice requirements.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Demonstrating the mental functioning and thinking capacities to deliver competent accounting practice.
  • Having the cognitive capacity to acquire theoretical knowledge as well as develop the cognitive processing skills to successfully undertake the course, its learning activities and assessments.
  • Having the capacity to acquire, process, integrate and implement a comprehensive body of knowledge and skills in both academic and professional practice settings.
  • Competently and consistently demonstrating the ability to read, decode, interpret and comprehend multiple sources of information in accounting practice.
  • Acquiring and interpreting evidence and accurately conveying appropriate information both in data and numerical formats.
  • Having the ability to reason with numbers and other mathematical concepts, principles and operations and competently communicate and demonstrate these in a range of contexts to solve a variety of mathematical problems associated with accounting practice.
  • Demonstrating the capacity to undertake complex financial analysis of accounting reports, including the use of Excel spreadsheet software.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Having the ability to use ICT appropriately and effectively in a wide range of accounting contexts.
  • Demonstrating sufficient computer knowledge and skills to engage in the on-line learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments, participating in various on-line forums, responding to emails and using spreadsheet software such as Excel.
  • Preparing accounting entries and/or reports using accounting specific ICT.
  • Processing and presenting information relevant to accounting by using specific software programs and Excel spreadsheet software.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Digital Media Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting and digital media problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting and digital media knowledge in business and/or other contexts
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting and digital media knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business and/or other issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting and digital media advice, insights and/or ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists
  • 5. Contribute accounting expertise to a diverse team collaboratively providing possible solutions to a routine business problem in a straightforward context
  • 6. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Electives or a Minor Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting knowledge in a business context
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists
  • 5. Contribute accounting expertise to a diverse team collaboratively providing possible solutions to a routine business problem in a straightforward context
  • 6. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Financial Planning Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting and financial planning problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting and financial planning knowledge in a business context
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting and financial planning knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting and financial planning advice and ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists
  • 5. Contribute accounting expertise to a diverse team collaboratively providing possible solutions to a routine business problem in a straightforward context
  • 6. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Geography and Environmental Studies Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting, geography and environmental problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting, geography and environmental knowledge in business and/or other contexts
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting, geography and environmental knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business and/or other issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting, geography and environmental advice, insights and/or ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists
  • 5. Contribute accounting expertise to a diverse team collaboratively providing possible solutions to a routine business or other problem in a straightforward context
  • 6. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
History Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting problems and history issues in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting and history knowledge in a business and/or other contexts
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting and history knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business and/or other issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting and history advice, insights and/or ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists
  • 5. Contribute accounting expertise to a diverse team collaboratively providing possible solutions to a routine business problem or history issue in a straightforward context
  • 6. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Human Resources Management Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting and management of human resources problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting and management of human resources knowledge in a business context
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting and management of human resources knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting and management of human resources advice and ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists
  • 5. Contribute accounting expertise to a diverse team collaboratively providing possible solutions to a routine business problem in a straightforward context
  • 6. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Journalism Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting and journalistic problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting and journalism knowledge in business and/or other contexts
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting and journalism knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business and/or other issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting and journalism advice, insights and/or ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists
  • 5. Contribute accounting expertise to a diverse team collaboratively providing possible solutions to a routine business problem in a straightforward context
  • 6. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Management Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting and management problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting and management knowledge in a business context
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting and management knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting and management advice and ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists
  • 5. Contribute accounting expertise to a diverse team collaboratively providing possible solutions to a routine business problem in a straightforward context
  • 6. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Marketing Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting and marketing problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting and marketing knowledge in a business context
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting and marketing knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting and marketing advice and ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists
  • 5. Contribute accounting expertise to a diverse team collaboratively providing possible solutions to a routine business problem in a straightforward context
  • 6. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Property Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting and property management problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting and property management knowledge in a business context
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting and property management knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting and property management advice and ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists
  • 5. Contribute accounting expertise to a diverse team collaboratively providing possible solutions to a routine business problem in a straightforward context
  • 6. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Psychology Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting and psychology problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting and psychology knowledge in business and/or other contexts
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting and psychology knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business and/or other issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting and psychology advice, insights and ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists
  • 5. Contribute accounting expertise to a diverse team collaboratively providing possible solutions to a routine business problem in a straightforward context
  • 6. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Public Relations Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting, public relations and corporate communication problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting, public relations and corporate communication knowledge in a business context
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting, public relations and corporate communication knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting, public relations and corporate communication advice and ideas in straightforward contexts to influence specialists and non-specialists
  • 5. Contribute accounting expertise to a diverse team collaboratively providing possible solutions to a routine business problem in a straightforward context
  • 6. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Electives or a Minor Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Students choosing not to undertake a major listed above may select eight (8) units, which can be chosen from any undergraduate course at CQUniversity, provided pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.

Minors

Students have the opportunity to take one or two minors, selecting units from the above majors.

Work Integrated Learning

To undertake the Work Integrated Learning option, students are required to undertake BUSN19024 as a core unit and BUSN12001 (equivalent to two units).

Students who meet the prerequisite requirements of BUSN12001 and are able to secure an approved professional work placement will undertake a maximum of 20 hours per week for 12 weeks. International students should check their work rights on their individual visa to ensure they remain compliant with visa conditions at all times. More information about visa conditions can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website. Please consult a Course Advisor as you will not be able to enrol in BUSN12001 yourself.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48


The Journalism major focuses on developing knowledge and skills in journalistic writing. You will be introduced to journalism within the broader context of media industries and will engage in debates about journalistic practice. You will cover news and narrative writing for a range of journalism genres, and the associated requirements for research, analysis, and conduct within the legal and ethical frameworks associated with journalistic practice. The Journalism major enables you to become familiar with a variety of skills, techniques and intellectual enquiry in the field of journalism. While this major does not enable you to graduate as a professionally qualified journalist, it can provide you with a good skill base and also support you to better understand the role of journalists with whom you may interact in your accounting, business or other career.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM11007 Media Writing
JOUR11005 Introduction to Journalism
COMM12016 Media Industries
COMM12033 Speech and Script
JOUR12010 Feature Writing
JOUR12039 News Writing and Reporting
COMM12022 Technology, Communication and Culture
COMM13110 Communication Project A
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48


A major in Psychology can provide you with a broad knowledge of the discipline of psychology and its applications. This major emphasises an understanding of human thought and behaviour from both theoretical and practical perspectives, rather than on statistical and research methods. This major alone does not provide a route towards professional registration as a psychologist. Rather, it can provide useful insights and perspectives on human thought and behaviour that can be useful in your accounting, business or other career - and in your life in general.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC11008 Biological Foundations of Psychology
PSYC11009 Social Foundations of Psychology
PSYC12013 Personality
PSYC12014 Critical, Cultural and Social Psychology
PSYC12010 Introduction to Human Development
PSYC13017 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC13020 Individual Differences and Assessment
PSYC13021 Forensic Psychology
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Study Schedule

A recommended study schedule for this course can be obtained from your Student Advisor (Courses and Careers) by contacting http://programadvice.cqu.edu.au

Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students usually enrol in 4 units per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 units per term.

For Course Planners please refer to the following website http://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles

Students must also check to see when and where a unit is offered before enrolling. See the unit availability section in this handbook for details.

Application for credit transfer

Exemption/credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that they have completed and received a 'Pass' or above in tertiary studies equivalent in content, depth and rated units of credit to a Bachelor of Accounting unit, and that such credit meets the requirements of the professional bodies that accredit the course. Students must contact the relevant professional bodies to determine whether the credit transfer/exemption they have requested and/or received will affect their application for membership.

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details on the guidelines and application process.