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Bachelor of Accounting

CRICOS Course ID: 099090G

Course Rationale

The Leaders Institute Bachelor of Accounting is a comprehensive, contemporary course that provides graduates with a broad understanding of practical, technical, and theoretical accounting, financial and general business skills and knowledge.

Graduates of the course acquire an education grounded in all facets of accounting practice inclusive of business finance, corporate and company law, taxation law, management and financial accounting, accounting theory and processes, and audit and assurance functions. Graduates acquire skills and knowledge in corporate governance, business ethics and professionalism.

The course addresses all of the curriculum requirements for graduates to be eligible to apply for professional recognition and membership to key peak bodies such as CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

The course, by its mapping to the AQF7 learning outcomes, implicitly addresses the five national threshold learning outcomes for accounting as prepared by the Learning and Teaching Academic Standards (LTAS) Project, in the Academic Standards Statement for Accounting (Hancock, P, Freeman, M, & Associates; 2010 Appendix 2, pp. 16-20). These national threshold learning outcomes for accounting are judgement, knowledge, application skills, communication and teamwork and self-management. In the LTAS Project statement, the threshold learning outcomes are stated as being developed to align with the AQF7 Bachelor level learning outcome descriptors in the categories of Knowledge, Skills, and Application of Knowledge and Skills (Hancock, P, Freeman, M, & Associates; p.9).

Students will through their degree develop and apply theoretical knowledge and understanding to a variety of authentic learning tasks and assessments including case studies, reports, interviews, portfolios oral presentations, and practical exercises individually and in small teams. Assessments will include projects reflecting real world industry based problems.

Career Pathways

The course’s graduates will be market-and-business ready and advocates of lifelong learning. Graduate employment career pathways include:

  • Business analysis

  • Business risk and governance

  • Financial accounting

  • Management accounting

  • Auditing

  • Taxation

  • Management consultancy

Professional Accreditation

Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Accounting meet the academic component of the requirements for membership to CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Course Structure

The course structure derives its coherence in the following manner:

· Core and elective units

· Pre-requisite units

· Sequencing of units by semester and year throughout the course.

There are 18 units mapped to CPA Australia competencies, with only 16 required for CAANZ. Each of the units listed below for this course is 10 credit points.


AC101 Accounting I

AC201 Accounting II

AC202 Financial Accounting

AC203 Governance & Ethics

AC211 Management Accounting

AC213 Corporate Accounting

AC301 Accounting Theory

AC302 Auditing and Assurance

AC310 Accountancy Capstone 1

AC311 Accountancy Capstone 2

AC312 Accounting Systems and Processes

AC314 Financial Reporting

CS101 Computer Based Information Systems

EC101 Economics

FN201 Finance

LW101 Law I

LW203 Tax Law I

LW302 Corporations Law

MG101 Management

MK101 Marketing

OB101 Organisational and Human Management

ST101 Applied Quantitative Data Analysis



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