Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional)

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This prestigious program aims to maximise student employability potential and provide future leaders in Australia’s Business sector.

Students complete a four-year degree in just three-years; receive an industry-funded scholarship totalling approximately $40K, and undertake two twenty-week work placements.

Scholarship and Professional Placements:

Students spend 40 weeks gaining experience in accounting and information systems disciplines by working with sponsoring partners such as KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KordaMentha, Pitcher Partners, Ernst & Young, Newcrest Mining, Simplot, Viva Energy and Unico.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) is a professionally accredited course. Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Course overview

Students explore how people, information, computers, networks and processes come together to create cohesive business solutions. They will learn how to use accounting systems to record and analyse business activities, prepare financial statements and management reports, and employ financial statements to guide investment decisions. They also examine the use of information from financial accounting systems to develop operating strategies and evaluate business performance; and will gain skills in designing, building and implementing software solutions, analysing existing systems, and recommending solutions to address the information needs of organisations.

Potential careers: accountant, auditor, business and systems analyst/advisor, enterprise systems consultant, forensic accountant, information systems consultant, project manager, and technology consultant.

Courses eligible

Eligibility / selection criteria

Applicants must:

  • successfully complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent or
  • complete or partially complete an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees)

Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may apply. See course details for further information.

All applicants are required to attend a briefing session and an interview.


The scholarship program is valued at approximately $40,000 paid in fortnightly instalments over the three-year course.

How to apply

All students who apply for the Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional)  are automatically assessed to be awarded the scholarship. There is no need to submit a separate scholarship application.

Application must be made through VTAC by selecting the Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) (VTAC code 3400210481) as a preference. Under certain circumstances, some students (e.g. Non-Year 12) may apply directly to Swinburne. Find out more about how to apply.


Professional Placements