Help drive financial success.
If you’re good with numbers, love solving problems and always pay attention to the details, a career in accounting is for you. Graduate with the financial and legal knowledge you’ll need to make an impact in a changing business world.
- Learn how to manage financial information and prepare financial reports
- Build a strong foundation in business law and ethics, financial accounting, company accounting, management accounting, taxation law and auditing
- Get 96 hours of hands-on accounting experience through an optional professional internship or placement organised by USC
This program is fully accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants, and has been designed to qualify graduates for associate membership of these professional bodies.
Public accountant, auditor, management accountant, financial administrator, taxation consultant, banking.
CPA Australia^; Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand^; Institute of Public Accountants^
^ It is the responsibility of the student to confirm with the three Australian accounting bodies (CPA, CAANZ and IPA) whether any credit granted will impact on their eligibility for professional association membership.
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What will I study
Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.
Introductory courses (6) 72 units
Developing and Graduate courses (10) 120 units
ACC210 Financial Accounting
ACC211 Business Finance
ACC220 Law of Business Associations
ACC221 Company Accounting
ACC310 Management Accounting
ACC311 Taxation Law and Practice
ACC320 Contemporary Accounting Issues
ACC321 Auditing and Professional Practice
BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
Elective courses (8) 96 units
Select 8 elective courses (96 units), 4 (48 units) must be developing and graduate level (200/300 coded) courses. At least 2 elective courses (24 units) must be from the School of Business. Up to 6 electives (72 units) may be from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).
Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.
Total units: 288
Recommended study sequence
This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses
Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 units per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
- Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
- As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
- Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
- Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses
How to apply
Am I eligible to apply?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on Why study this program?
- Confirm that you meet the general undergraduate admission requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements
- Refer to the application dates for cut-off dates and deadlines
- Check your eligibility for credit
- Refer also the the Student Profile for a representation of the likely peer cohort studying this program.
Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?
The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:
- Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
- USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
- USC / TAFE Articulation program students
- USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
- Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
Apply direct to USC International
How to enrol
New to USC?
Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).
Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.
To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.
Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.
View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?
Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dates.
Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling or contact Student Central.