CQ91 - Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business enables you to study dual degrees. You can combine studies in accounting with a range of other business disciplines (such as marketing, human resource management and property).

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business 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 LAWS19035 as electives, you can 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.

You may also be eligible for membership of a number of national and international business-related professional associations, depending on the units and major selected.

Career Information

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business provides you with a broad range of career options in accounting, financial services and business management. You can select from five majors (marketing, human resource management, property, social innovation and financial planning) which can give you access to a wide variety of career opportunities depending on your chosen major.

Course Details
Duration 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 192
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 Dual Degree
Qualification (post nominal) BAcct/BBus
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Bundaberg - 810161
  • QLD - Mackay - 840161
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 850161
  • QLD - Distance - 850165
  • QLD - Brisbane - 880165
  • QLD - Gladstone - 830161
  • VIC - Distance - 1700110201
  • NSW - Distance - 160361
  • VIC - Melbourne - 1700210201
  • NSW - Sydney - 160360
  • QLD - Cairns - 820161
  • QLD - Townsville - 800161
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 059987J
  • BNE - 059987J
  • MEL - 059987J
  • SYD - 059987J
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 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

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

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2016

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2016

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2015

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major in the Bachelor of Accounting will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education. Also, not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major in the Bachelor of Accounting will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education. Also, not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major in the Bachelor of Accounting will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education. Also, not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major in the Bachelor of Accounting will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education. Also, not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements
Domestic students
Prerequisites - nil
International students

International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Domestic Students: English and Maths

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CG01 - Diploma of Business Studies CG01 - Diploma of Business Studies
Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business 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 can complete a major from several other business disciplines. You may be eligible for membership of a number of national and international business-related professional associations, depending on the units and major selected.

Please refer to the More Details section for further information.

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 175
2017 212
2016 207
2015 162
2014 148
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
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
Human Resource 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
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
Social Innovation Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting and social innovation problems in straightforward contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives
  • 2. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting and social innovation knowledge in a business context
  • 3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting and social innovation knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine business issues
  • 4. Justify and communicate accounting and social innovation 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
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Electives

Electives can be chosen from the Bachelor of Business or other approved business units provided prerequisites and corequisites are met. Students can only take a maximum of two Level One units as elective units.

Students who take the Social Innovation major, only need to complete five (5) electives.

More Details

Campus Availability

Not all of the Bachelor of Business majors are available at all of the University's campuses. Depending on their campus and their intended majors, students may find that they are required to complete part of their studies via distance education.


Financial Planning

Distance only

Human Resource Management

Brisbane, Distance, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney

Marketing

Brisbane, Distance, Melbourne, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney

Property

Distance only

Social Innovation

Distance only


Business Majors: Accreditation & Membership

Marketing graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society.

The Property major is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API). Graduates are eligible for associate membership and the course is endorsed as supplying the education requirements for certification as a Certified Property Practitioner. For more information, please refer to the Australian Property Institute website http://www.api.org.au/. Graduates may also seek registration with the Valuers Registration Board.

Please note: completion of this major will not provide students with the relevant qualification to be certified with the API as a Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) nor will it make students eligible for registration with the Valuers Registration Board in Queensland (other states may vary, please refer to individual state bodies if residing outside of Queensland). Students wishing to become registered valuers should enrol in CF56 Bachelor of Property.

The Financial Planning major is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA). 

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/Bachelor of Business course, 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.

Study Plans and Schedules

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


Please note: students must check to see when and where a unit is offered before enrolling. See the unit availability in this handbook for details.