• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
If your ambition is to be a fully qualified accountant with a particularly strong understanding of the finance industry’s institutional structures and products, then this Commerce - Accounting and Finance from University of Canberra is the degree for you.
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Overview

You’ll study a wide range of subjects including accounting, corporations law, tax law, derivatives, risk management techniques and credit assessment, and will learn how to manage risks in financial services firms and price a range of financial instruments, such as shares and debentures. You’ll graduate ready to work either as an accountant in the finance industry, or as a financial analyst, providing investment advice based on reviewing the financial statements of potential investees.

Study a Commerce - Accounting and Finance from University of Canberra and you will:

  • evaluate the concepts and theories acquired in accounting and finance
  • exercise critical thinking skills when dealing with ambiguous and incomplete information
  • identify and obtain relevant information for decision making and providing advice to stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds
  • utilise discipline-specific technologies to analyse complex problems in a variety of contexts
  • communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders, addressing a diverse range of business/commerce problems
  • develop the capacity to exercise initiative and professional judgement in an ethically and socially responsible manner
  • engage in a range of authentic, Work Integrated Learning opportunities to reflect on and improve professional practice in areas of communication, judgement and cross-cultural teamwork.

Career opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial consultant
  • Investment analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Financial broker
  • Chief financial officer
  • Accounts officer
  • Auditor
  • Tax accountant
  • Financial accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Financial controller

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Standard 3 years full-time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.

  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Decision Making
  • Professional Orientation (Commerce) 
  • Quantitative Methods in Commerce
  • Professional Evidence (Commerce)
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Economics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

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General Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification

CRICOS Code: 096887F

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32300 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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