Swinburne University of Technology Online
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Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning

Bachelor Degree

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3 yrs

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  • Prepare for a varied career with the Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning
  • Accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) & Certified Practicing Accounts (CPA) Australia
  • This prestigious university ranks in the top 2% of universities worldwide

Campus options

1 campus available

CampusStudy modeDurationNext start date

Online (full time)

Online (part time)

3 yrs

6 yrs


Course details

Entry requirements

Year 12, or relevant academic or work experience

Next start date
3 yrs
Study mode
Education institution
Swinburne University of Technology Online (RTO 3059)
The course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.
Payment options
Study now pay later – HECS-HELP

Course content

  • ACC10008 - Financial Information Systems
  • ACC20007 - Management Accounting for Planning and Control
  • ACC20013 - Company Accounting
  • ACC30005 - Taxation
  • ACC30008 - Accounting Theory
  • ACC30010 - Auditing
  • BUS30009 - Industry Consulting Project
  • BUS30024 - Advanced Innovative Business Practice
  • COM10011 - Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice
  • ECO10004 - Economic Principles
  • FIN10002 - Financial Statistics
  • FIN10003 - Principles of Financial Planning
  • FIN20014 - Financial Management
  • FIN20015 - Ethics and Client Relationships
  • FIN30017 - Investment Planning
  • FIN30018 - Management of Personal Financial Risk
  • FIN30019 - Retirement and Estate Planning
  • INF10003 - Introduction to Business Information Systems
  • LAW10004 - Introduction to Business Law
  • LAW20019 - Law of Commerce
  • LAW30002 - Finance Law
  • MGT10001 - Introduction to Management
  • MKT10007 - Fundamentals of Marketing

Entry requirements

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites:

Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score

Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

Further information

The full Course Information Set and Whole of Institution Set are available for reference.

What you’ll learn

With the Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning, you'll learn:

  • Core skills and knowledge in the fields of business, management and operations in order to succeed in roles in modern organisations
  • Financial management, retirement planning and financial planning
  • Commercial and personal accounting
  • Economic principles

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Accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand AND Certified Public Accountants Australia AND awaiting accrditation from Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Support and delivery

Set your own timetable

Designed for maximum flexibility, this accounting course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

There are 3 teaching periods a year, and you can enrol in 1 to 4 units every period.

On average, for a single unit, you should allow for approximately 8 hours of active learning each week. Active learning includes engaging with learning materials and activities, interaction with other students, readings and assessment tasks.

Possible study loads

  • Full-time: 8 units per year over 3 years
  • Suggested: 6 units per year over 4 years
  • Part-time: 4 units per year over 6 years

There are study breaks between teaching periods and over Christmas / New Year so you can take time out during your course.

Study Now, Pay as You Earn

Commonwealth supported places are available for the Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning. If you're eligible:

  • the Australian government contributes to the cost of your course
  • you pay the remainder of your fees (known as a student contribution), and
  • you may be eligible for HECS-HELP assistance to pay your student contribution

HECS-HELP is a government loan available to eligible students enrolled in Commonwealth supported places, and covers all or part of your student contribution.

If you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, you don't need to pay for your course upfront. Instead, the Australian government will pay the loan amount to Swinburne Online on your behalf.

You may also be eligible for Youth Allowance, Austudy or Abstudy.

Supportive, Interactive Learning

With many distance education courses, content originally designed for traditional face-to-face learning is adapted for online use, which may not always be practical.

With Swinburne Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery, so you get the most out of your online studies. The entire learning experience is designed to be supportive, engaging and collaborative. Your course content is supplemented by online communication technologies such as discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs.

  • Access your course through an online learning platform
  • Excellent tutor-student ratio
  • Regular feedback and guidance from eLearning Advisors

In addition, Student Advisors are available by email and phone 7 days a week to respond to any queries you may have around your study.

These Student Advisors will provide information on admissions, enrolment and re-enrolment, course advice, policies and regulations and academic assessments, and assist you with any technical issues you may experience.

Familiarise Yourself with Online Study

The Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning includes a foundation unit called "Learning and Communicating Innovative Practice". This unit is especially useful if you're returning to study after a long time, or are unfamiliar with online learning.

It will help you gain skills in:

  • written and online communication
  • collaborating in individual and group work
  • critiquing and analysing information sources

Upon completion of this unit, you'll be more confident about online study.

Payment options

Study now pay later – HECS-HELP

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Swinburne University of Technology Online

Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning

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