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Accounting Major


Provides students with a strong foundation in accounting theory and principles, along with practical skills in accounting and related areas.

This major also develops a student's capacity for inquiry, abstract logical thinking and critical analysis, as well as communication and interpersonal skills to enable them to work in collaborative contexts with accountants and non-accountants.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

Professional Recognition



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ACC1100Accounting I15
ACC2250Accounting II15
ACC2350Cost Accounting15
ACC2360Managerial Accounting15
ACC2700Financial Reporting Standards15
ACC3201Accounting Information Systems15
ACC3700Financial Accounting, Theory and Practice15
Accreditation Requirements
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
In addition to the above units, students seeking Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia (CPAA) and Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) accreditation should ensure they have completed the required units below:
ECF1110 ^Economics I15
ECF1120 ^Finance I15
ECF1151 ^Quantitative and Statistical Techniques for Business15
LAW1100 ^Legal Framework I15
LAW2300 ^Company Law II15
LAW2410 ^Income Tax Framework II15

Note: Students must contact the Course Information Hub for advice on how to fit these additional units into their course structure.

Note: LAW2410 is required for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and highly recommended for CPAA, IPA accreditation.

^ Core Option

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Potential careers exist in public practice, industry and government, as well as consulting in areas such as auditing, financial accounting, management accounting, taxation and corporation law. In recent years, opportunities for accountants in allied business functions, such as treasury, superannuation, financial planning, corporate planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reconstructions and insolvency have also been increasing.

Possible future job titles

Accountant, Company Secretary, Corporate Accountant, Management Accountant, Practising Accountant, Public Accountant, Auditor, Tax Assessor/Planner

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