Selected major: Accounting and Financial Planning
Note: This Major is 16 units (200 Credit Points) If you select this Major you cannot do any Electives/Minors
Widen your career options with this major in accounting and financial planning.
You’ll gain necessary skills and use accounting technologies to evaluate, analyse and communicate financial information to deliver insights that drive business outcomes.
You’ll also develop the knowledge to help clients manage their money well now and plan for a more secure financial future with coverage of topics such as investment, taxation, insurance, retirement and estate planning.
In addition to the technical skills, you’ll learn life skills so you can connect with clients and manage their businesses and finances with confidence.
This major meets the educational requirements of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and is approved by the Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).
It is accredited by the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC); the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); CPA Australia; and the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB).
Swinburne’s Bachelor of Accounting is about so much more than numbers. It’s about how finances affect businesses and people’s lives.
This course aims to develop the technical skills and personal traits you will need to adapt and thrive in this rapidly evolving profession.
Today's accountants work increasingly with financial technologies, big data, data analytics and data visualisation tools. They use figures to tell both big picture and detailed financial stories through lenses like those focused on ethical practices, the environment and sustainability.
Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects. In this degree, in the Industry Consulting Project (BUS30009), you’ll team up with other students to work on a real project briefed to you by an industry partner.
Graduates find rewarding work in industry, commerce, the public sector, the financial industry or business consulting and public accounting.
Accounting degree options
If you are interested in accounting you may also like to look at Swinburne’s Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) degree or our range of Accounting single and double majors in the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business (Professional).
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This course is professionally accredited by
- Semester 1 - 28 February 2022
- Semester 2 - 1 August 2022
- 3400210651 (CSP)
- 3400210653 (IFP)
Swinburne business degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The alumni of AACSB accredited business schools are among the world’s most influential leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs impacting business, government, and non-profit sectors. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.
Our financial planning courses are FASEA approved*
The Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) has approved Swinburne’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses in financial planning. This includes the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Accounting, with majors in Financial Planning, or in Accounting and Financial Planning. Graduates of a FASEA approved Swinburne course will satisfy the educational standards and requirements prescribed by FASEA to provide financial advice in Australia. Graduates are eligible for entry into the Financial Planning Association of Australia’s CFP® (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®) certified program.
*Undergraduate courses are awaiting confirmation of reaccreditation from Financial Advisors Standards (FAS), formally FASEA - 1 Feb 2022
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