Bachelor Online


University of South Australia

36 months
23000 AUD/year
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Study On Demand – a 100% online Commerce Accounting degree from University of South Australia designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.


This Accounting degree from University of South Australia will develop your strong business knowledge, and skills in financial and management accounting, taxation, company law, and auditing. You’ll learn about the current economic, legal and political influences affecting global business.

You’ll graduate as a strong communicator, with important reporting, analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills, which will be invaluable to launch or advance your career.

What you'll learn

You will start with core courses in business. These will give you a solid grounding in important areas including: 

  • accounting and quantitative methods for business  
  • business law, finance, business intelligence and data management
  • economics and marketing principles  

You’ll then move into your accounting specialisation, learning skills such as:

  • financial and management accounting
  • taxation and company law
  • auditing
  • sustainability accounting
  • global and contemporary accounting issues
  • strategic financial analysis

Your career

From corporate accounting to government and not-for-profit – there are a variety of career paths available, across all industries. Depending on your interests, you can also choose to specialise in tax, healthcare and environmental accounting. Accounting can also serve as a launching pad for careers in business, consulting, law, education, government, and small-to-medium businesses.

To become a fully qualified accountant you need to be Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practising Accounting (CPA) qualified. UniSA Online graduates will be eligible to undertake the CA or CPA program. While you can commence working in an accounting role with an undergraduate degree, employers highly regard professionals with a CA and CPA qualification.

A UniSA Online Accounting degree can help you pursue the following careers:

  • Auditor/risk consultant: ensure financial and operational integrity and compliance; evaluate and report on financial, operational and managerial processes and systems; and work on business process reviews and risk assessments.
  • Business adviser: work with new or established businesses; analyse business plans and financial statements; advise on investments, marketing, funding and financial trends; and understand consumer needs to meet business objectives and improve profitability.
  • Forensic accounting: work in a corporate or regulatory environment to investigate fraud and similar crimes; provide expert evidence, and prepare forensic reports for courts.
  • Insolvency and reconstruction adviser: work with stakeholders in cases of personal and business financial distress; administrations and liquidations; and restructure under-performing businesses and turnarounds.
  • Management accountant: assist senior management make critical business decisions; prepare forecasts, budgets and risk analysis; and advise managers about the financial implications of business decisions.
  • Practising accountant: work for the private sector, government or individuals; prepare tax returns; keep accounting systems up-to-date; maintain financial records, and advise on business structures.
  • Tax accountant and adviser: compile business and individual tax returns, and provide tax planning advice and strategies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • UO Accounting for Business
  • UO Business Law
  • UO Financial Accounting
  • UO Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange
  • UO Business Intelligence
  • UO Auditing Theory and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


108 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Higher education study: Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider
  • Admission Requirements by Country
  • Bangladesh HSC: 3.5
  • Canada High School (OSSD): 60
  • Eynesbury FSP: 310
  • German Abitur: 3.8
  • India (best 4): 60
  • Kenya KCSE (average): B
  • Malaysia STPM (best 3): 6
  • Malaysia UEC: 32
  • Norway GPA: 2.8
  • Pakistan HSSC: 75
  • Sri Lanka A Levels (best 3): 6
  • Sweden GPA: 12.5
  • UK Board GCE A Levels/HK Board: 6
  • Vietnam: 7
  • Australia: 65
  • IB (best 6): 26
  • USA SAT (1600): 1050
  • HKDSE: 15
  • Nepal NEB: 2.41

Tuition Fee

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    23000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23000 AUD per year during 36 months.


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