Overview

A premium experience, the Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) is a prestigious industry degree with a 12-month full-time paid work placement. You'll learn to record and analyse business activities, guide investment decisions, develop operating strategies, evaluate business performance and design, build and implement software solutions.
 

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Don’t wait another year to start your undergrad or TAFE study. Start your application now and be in class by the end of February.

Your industry experience

Work Integrated Learning is guaranteed in all our bachelor degrees. In this Professional Degree you'll undertake two six-month or one twelve-month work placement in your field. During your final year, in the Business Information Systems Industry Project (INF30027), you’ll team up with students to work on a real project for an industry partner.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Accounting and management of Information Systems/IT
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership
  • Independence
  • Commercial awareness

Your career opportunities

  • Public or forensic accountant
  • Auditor
  • Taxation agent
  • Systems architect
  • Data analyst
  • Business IT manager or systems analyst

Key codes

CRICOS course code
108766A
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400210483
VTAC Code (CSP)
3400210481
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional accreditations

Why Swinburne?

Top 300 for business and economics

5 stars for skills development

#1 in Melbourne for graduate full-time employment within 4 months of completing their studies

5 stars for student support

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    "Here are some of the things I’ve done: work with accounting software to financially manage a company of 250 people, work on a project to help internal employees map their career development and apply my knowledge on databases and data visualisation (gained at Swinburne) to produce reports for the C-suite of a company with over 1000 employees."

    Aaaron , Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) - 6-month placements at Viva Energy and Unico Computer Systems

Qualifications

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

Non-Year 12 qualifications, Foundation Year and qualifications undertaken overseas will not be accepted.

ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score

80.0

2023 lowest rank to receive an offer [before adjustment pts.]

78.8

You’ll be guaranteed a place in this course if you meet or exceed the ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score, provided you meet the course prerequisites.

If your ATAR is below the guaranteed entry score, you can still be offered a place as your ATAR may be adjusted based on subject bonuses, equity schemes or other factors. Use the above ATAR as a guide on your eligibility, and see the course handbook page for more information on entry requirements. 

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

Non-Year 12 qualifications, Foundation Year and qualifications undertaken overseas will not be accepted.

Course prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or equivalent.
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or equivalent.
Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Apply for a pathway course

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides credit (advanced standing) to the second.

How credit points work

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) requires students to complete units of study to the value of 400 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

24
Core units
+
4
Work placement units
=
4-year bachelor degree

What your course could look like

Units are listed in a proposed sequence. However this can be amended depending on unit availability, prerequisite requirements and the semester in which you commenced your course.

Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Financial Information for Decision Making
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC10007
Programming Concepts
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT10013
Data Management and Analytics
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10025
Business Digitalisation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10024
Semester 2
Financial Information Systems
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC10008
Financial Statistics
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN10002
Economics for Business Decision Making
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ECO10005
Contemporary Management Principles
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT10009
Want to see the full range of electives?

Learn about all the electives you can take in the course handbook.

Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Management Accounting for Planning and Control
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC20007
Company Accounting
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC20013
Financial Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN20014
Digital Business Analysis and Design
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF20029
Semester 2
Taxation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30005
Auditing
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30010
Cloud Approaches for Enterprise Systems
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF20030
Law of Commerce
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20019
Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Accounting theory
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30008
Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30004
Cyber Security for Business
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF20031
IT Program and Project Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30033
Semester 2 (Placement A)
Integrated Professional Placement A - Business
Academic unit, 25.0 credit points
BUS20010
Work Experience In Industry A
Practical unit, 25.0 credit points
WEI20001
Units of study Unit code
Semester 1 (Placement A)
Integrated Professional Placement B - Business
Academic unit, 25.0 credit points
BUS20011
Work Experience in Industry B
Practical unit, 25.0 credit points
WEI20002
Semester 2
Forensic Accounting
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30003
Business Process Analysis
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30035
Governing Digital Technologies
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30032
Business Digitalisation Industry Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30027

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$13,554

Total fee* ($AUD)

$44,229

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$39,940.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply to 2024 unit enrolments for HE Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and Undergraduate Full Fee Paying (FFP) only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

Representatives and agents
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Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Course code
BA-ABITP
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Course code
BA-ABITP
CRICOS code
108766A
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Apply through VTAC

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC. VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. 

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria.

VTAC Code (CSP)
3400210481
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VTAC Code (IFP)
3400210483
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Hawthorn
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29-July-2024
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Hawthorn
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29-July-2024
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Hawthorn
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