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Bachelor of Commerce Professional

Course code W22

This course is for students who are enrolled in ECU’s Bachelor of Commerce. Applications are by invitation only based on a student’s academic performance in the first two years of their course.

The Bachelor of Commerce Professional equips students with the theory, practical experience and transferable employability skills, including leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving, required to succeed in a wide range of business careers.

In this course, students will complete one year of supported professional practice in a work setting to develop a range of non-technical skills and attributes, as well as enhance student understanding of professional conduct, the realities of working and the different career options available to them in their chosen field.

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Course overview

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W22

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $15,150

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

4 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

This course is not available to all students. To discuss your options, please make an enquiry.

Timetable

This course has a modified timetable. See Course Notes.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W22

CRICOS code

094286C

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

4 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

    All applicants are required to be enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce and be invited to enroll in the Bachelor of Commerce Professional based on their performance in the first two years of their undergraduate degree.
    Students are required to have achieved a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65% or higher.

    All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • AQF Cert IV;
    • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
    • Undergraduate Certificate;
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
    • University Preparation Course;*
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
    • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or*
    • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

    * Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

    For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
    • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
    • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
    • University Preparation Course;
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
    • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment;*
    • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
    • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
    • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

    * Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

This course is not available to all students. To discuss your options, please make an enquiry.

Semester availability

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

Note: Students wishing to take the Accounting major with one of the following professionally accredited majors (Human Resource Management, Project Management or Marketing) will be required to complete additional credit points/units exceeding that required for completion of the Bachelor of Commerce Professional.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SBL1100Foundations of Business15
SBL1300Business Environments & Markets15
SBL1400Introduction to Business Analytics15
ACC1100Accounting I15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ECF1110Economics I15
SBL1600Business Identity and Protocols15
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15

Note: Students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65% or higher after their second year of study may be invited to complete an additional year of study to undertake a one year domestic or international internship. Those students will transfer to the Bachelor of Commerce Professional to complete their third and fourth year of study.

Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SBL4510Professional Practice Foundation15
SBL4520Professional Practice 45
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SBL4530Integrated Professional Learning15
SBL4540Professional Practice Project45
Year 4 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Year 4 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
OPTION 1
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Select one unit from:
FBL3501 ^Business Practicum15
SBL3500 ^Integrated Business Application15

OPTION 2

Internship Minor which consists of:

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL3400 ^Business Internship I30
FBL3500 ^Business Internship 230

Note: Enrolment into the Internship Minor is by application only.

^ Core Option

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

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

Course notes

Important course notes

  • Students will be required to complete one summer session unit and one winter session unit.

  • In this course, students will complete one year of supported professional practice in a work setting. This is typically structured as a minimum of 40 weeks of work on a full-time basis (30+ hours per week) but working arrangements may vary on an individual basis. This 40 week period of professional practice aims to develop a range of non-technical skills and attributes, as well as enhance student understanding of professional conduct, the realities of working and the different career options available to them in their chosen field. It will help develop the skills required to interact effectively with other professionals and to contribute to the workplace. It will also develop student understanding of corporate social responsibility and business ethics in a global context.
    The practicum units can only be attempted once and failure in any of the four units will result in
    the student transferring back to the Bachelor of Commerce W23 and graduating with the W23.

    Attendance requirements

    Students will be required to complete pre-placement modules and also participate in an induction on the requirements and procedures for completing the Professional Practice program, including documentation and risk management compliance. Students will need to maintain regular email contact and attend meetings with the Unit Coordinator/Lecturer as required. These meetings may take place on-campus, virtually or at the host organisation's site. Equivalent contact will be maintained with any students not based in the Perth metropolitan area, through the use of electronic meeting tools (Zoom, Skype) and the phone. An ECU lecturer will be in place for every student to empower and counsel them during the WIL experience.

    Students may be required to work shift and/or weekend work as a result of the host organisation's staffing arrangements.

    Clearances and/or Risk Management Protocols Required

    Students undertaking the Professional Practice program may be required to provide police clearances, working with children checks, health screenings, Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA), first aid certificates or evidence of health screenings and/or immunisations before they can undertake the program.
    Students will be required to complete pre-placement modules and also participate in an induction on the requirements and procedures for completing the Professional Practice program, including documentation and risk management compliance.

    Professional practice rules

    Students will be required to read and follow the WIL Guidelines for Students, and other relevant documentation, and complete pre-placement modules prior to commencing the Professional Practice Program. These, in combination, clearly outline the expected standards of behaviour and professional conduct during the one year in industry.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging business problems systematically.
  2. Apply broad and coherent knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  3. Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  4. Communicate business knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  5. Demonstrate competence in applying discipline knowledge in an industry or global setting.
  6. Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  7. Reflect on feedback and critique one's own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  8. Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Professional Recognition

Majors

One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

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Fees and Scholarships

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Fees

  • AUD $15,150 - Commonwealth supported estimated 1st year indicative fee 1
Note

1 The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculatorlink opens in new tab to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Corporate Accountant, Management Consultant, Economic Adviser, Financial Analyst, Human Resources Manager, Recruitment Consultant, Project Manager, Marketing/Sales Manager, Sport/Event Manager, Hotel/Tourism Manager

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