Course Overview

The Bachelor of Professional Accounting (CRICOS Course Code 102219K / TEQSA Course Code: CRS1400690) is designed to provide a rigorous and highly industry-focused accounting education that integrates theoretical and technical knowledge with a strong understanding within a business context. The course has a strong professional and contemporary orientation that will prepare you for a relevant and sustainable career in the profession.

The course aligns with the Australian Qualifications Framework (Level 7), Higher Education Standards Framework, and the competencies required for approval by the three accounting professional associations in Australia.
Students will develop analytical and problem-solving skills that will empower them to adapt to the ever-changing professional environment. Our industry-focus will ensure that students will have a balanced, focused edge, including industry know-how and an outstanding knowledge and skill base that will set them up for immediate professional success. They will be highly valued by employers, giving them a competitive edge in the marketplace as they launch their careers.
The Bachelor of Professional Accounting is a specialist degree designed to develop the future leaders of the accounting profession and the broader business community.

Course Options:

ASA operates on a quadmester basis (4 intakes per year). It offers three study options that enable greater flexibility in tailoring your study requirements to meet your lifestyle needs.

Full Time

Part Time

  • 3 Year Course (Standard): 2 units a quadmester – 8 units per year
  • 2 Year Course (Fast Track): 3 units a quadmester – 12 units per year
  • 1 or more units per quadmester

Career Opportunities:

Bachelor of Professional Accounting will prepare graduates for a diverse range of professional roles in many industries and professional environments, which include:

Financial Accountant | Management Accountant | Auditor | Tax Accountant | Public Practice | Financial Officer | Business Analyst | Management Consultant |Taxation Advisor | Teaching

Course Structure:

The course comprises twenty-four (24) units of which twenty-one (21) are compulsory. The course is designed to progressively build up the knowledge and skills base required of the professional accountant of the future.

The standard 3 year course comprises of the following:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

• Accounting in Society
• Business Communication
• Fundamentals in Accounting
• Quantitative Methods
• Organisational Behaviour
• Economics
• Introduction to Business Information Systems
• Business Law
• Financial Accounting and Reporting
• Management Accounting
• Taxation Law and Practice
• Fundamentals of Business Analytics
• Business Logistics Management
• Corporate Accounting
• Business Forecasting and Technology
• Business Finance
• Corporate Law
• Management and Performance Appraisal
• Auditing and Assurance Services
• Project Management
• Accounting in Context
• Elective 1
• Elective 2
• Elective 3

Fast Track Program:

ASA offers a unique fast-track approach for students to graduate with a Bachelor of Professional Accounting and also complete their professional certification studies within the time frame taken to do a standard 3-year degree. This can provide ASA graduates with a significant competitive market advantage in launching their careers.

Domestic Scholarship Program:

ASA offers an attractive scholarship program for domestic students to obtain a highly focused professional degree costing less than HECS funded courses. Refer to our website for further details.

Admission Requirements:

Our admission requirements are described in our Student Admission Policy. Click to view Student Admissions Policy .