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Accounting Major


Whether students want to work for a large corporation, a new start-up, not-for-profit, or in government, as an accredited major, accounting provides these opportunities both locally and internationally.

Students graduate industry-ready and with the skills to work in a diverse range of sectors. The major provides students with a strong foundation in accounting theory and principles, along with practical skills in accounting and related areas. It also develops a student's capacity for inquiry, abstract logical thinking and critical analysis, as well as communication and interpersonal skills required for success in any industry.



Availability & Campus

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

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Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ECF1120Finance I15
LAW1100Legal Framework I15
ACC2250Accounting II15
ACC2350Cost Accounting15
ACC2360Managerial Accounting15
ACC2700Financial Reporting Standards15
ACC3201Accounting Information Systems15
ACC3700Financial Accounting, Theory and Practice15
LAW2300Company Law II15
LAW2410Income Tax Framework II15

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


Learning Outcomes

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

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Opportunities 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

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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