Undergraduate

Accounting

Speak the language of business as you learn to summarise, analyse and interpret financial information for shareholders, managers and other stakeholders.
80
ATAR
3
Years Full Time

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The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

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Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

The Accounting major offers a variety of career paths in the private and public sector, public accounting firms, small business and self-employment. Professional accountants are employed as company directors, board members, chief executive officers and partners in business.
The Accounting major offers a variety of career paths in the private and public sector, public accounting firms, small business and self-employment. Professional accountants are employed as company directors, board members, chief executive officers and partners in business.

Further Study

After completing the Accounting major, you can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a master’s degree such as the Master of Commerce or (after appropriate work experience) the Master of Business Administration.
After completing the Accounting major, you can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a master’s degree such as the Master of Commerce or (after appropriate work experience) the Master of Business Administration.
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Career Opportunities

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What can I earn?

Accountants - Average weekly pay - $1,660 AUD

Accounting ClerksAverage weekly pay - $1,190 AUD

Finance ManagersAverage weekly pay - $2,286 AUD

Earnings are median for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax, including amounts salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2020
$114,000.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.
Bachelor of Commerce

Maths requirement

Prerequisite subjects: Mathematics Applications ATAR with a Mathematics unit completed in your first year.

Recommended subjects: Mathematics Methods ATAR.

Bachelor of Commerce

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Accounting prepares you for a career across borders. Acknowledged as ‘the language of business’, accounting is spoken by all organisations – big and small – including government agencies and departments, and all not-for-profit institutions around the globe. A major in Accounting will offer you a variety of career paths in the private and public sector, public accounting firms, small business and self-employment.

About the course

Accounting is essential for monitoring and guiding business operations to enable managers to gain an accurate and up-to-date picture of the financial health of their organisations.

Our Accounting major focuses on the preparation, interpretation and communication of accounting information that is essential for effective decision making within an organisation. You can choose to undertake focused study in financial or management accounting, or complete a more generalised program of study covering a range of accounting subjects in greater depth.

Get practical

Accounting students build practical, industry based experience through units that involve workshops, team exercises and group projects. For example, auditing students will work on a case study with senior staff members from Ernst and Young who lead training in the classroom based on current examples. 

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Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ACCTG
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
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Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ACCTG
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWCOM
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Business
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Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

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You'll learn to

  • prepare financial accounting reports
  • analyse accounting information to evaluate business performance
  • use accounting information for optimal resource allocation
  • communicate the results of financial analysis
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Course accreditation

The Accounting major is recognised by Australian and international professional bodies as a critical step towards gaining professional accreditation. You can seek accreditation with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants. Some additional electives may be required.

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Accreditation

    

The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

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Why take a second major

  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like music or languages will show you have developed skills such as, teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like music or languages will show you have developed skills such as, teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
  • Study your passion alongside your interests – Do you love History? English? Archaeology? Pursue a career while studying something else you love! Your second major can be from any other faculty across the university.
  • No additional time – Choosing two majors instead of one won’t add any additional time to your undergraduate degree. A standard bachelor degree consists of the same amount of units either way.
  • Discover what you want to do while you’re doing it – Not sure what career you want when you graduate? It’s very common for undergraduate students to be unsure. Choosing two majors in different areas will give you the opportunity to explore multiple interests and see what fits best. Majors can be switched until the end of your first year without adding any time onto your degree.

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