Bachelor of Accounting

with a major in Accounting and Financial Planning – Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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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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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 28 February 2022
  • Semester 2 - 1 August 2022

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3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Full-time, Part-time

VTAC codes

  • 3400210651 (CSP)
  • 3400210653 (IFP)