BP129 - Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy)

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Plan: BP129P9 - Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy)
Award abbreviation: BBus(ProfAcc)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Accounting (615H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/accounting
ASCED code: 080101
CRICOS code: 062993G

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Purpose of the Program

In the program Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy) you will develop the knowledge and skills required of professionally qualified accountants. The broad curriculum in the program covers accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, with the focus on professional training in accounting as a social practice. The program develops the knowledge and skills valued by employers and which you require to operate successfully in a contemporary business environment. In the third year of this program you will have the opportunity to apply and consolidate your knowledge and skills in a practical workplace setting. Upon completion of your practical placement, you will employ the tools and experiences gained to innovate, design and solve business related problems in two business design project courses. 

In the final year of the program the capstone courses ACCT1028 Performance Analysis and Simulations, BUSM4369 Accounting Business Design Project 1 and BUSM4370 Accounting Business Design Project 2 provide you with a capstone experience. These courses enable you to critically reflect on and consolidate your theoretical and practical learning in this program, and promote work readiness or entry into graduate studies for further learning.

This program will prepare you to work as a professional accountant in diverse organisations. This program is available for on-campus study only.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University Credit Policy. Applicants who have completed studies or have partially completed a similar program at another institution (with entry criteria similar to this program) may be accepted with some credits or exemptions being granted towards this program.

Credit pathways between RMIT University VET programs, Higher Education Diplomas & Associate Degrees in the same or related discipline, enable you upon successful completion of a lower level qualification, at the required standard for admission, to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

Credit pathways between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

The current credit pathways for College of Business programs can be found at http://bit.ly/RMIT-Bus-Credit. These are subject to change.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Requirements:

Current Year 12:
Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 75, or equivalent.
Pre-requisite studies in Australian Year 12 English (units 3 and 4) or equivalent with a minimum study score of 25 (or ESL English 30) or equivalent.

Non Year 12:
Successful completion of an Australian Diploma, Advanced Diploma or equivalent with a GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0); an Australian Associate Degree, or equivalent with a GPA of 1.0 (out of 4.0). Partially completed Higher Education studies may also be considered.

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants:
Additionally all non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent.

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by the professional bodies listed in the table below. Specified credit/exemption towards professional qualifications offered as part of the accreditation is subject to the applicant meeting set criteria defined by each professional body. Any application for credit/exemption should be made directly to the professional body and is the graduate's responsibility.

The professional bodies may offer membership for students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/grraduate's responsibility.

Professional BodyAccreditation DescriptionMembership and Opportunities

CPA Australia


Program satisfies the academic requirements for direct entry into the CPA Australia program.
  • Students and graduates eligible to enrol in the CPA Australia Network
  • Graduates eligible to enrol in CPA Australia program
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand [CAANZ]


Program satisfies the academic requirements for entry into the CA program
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student Affiliate
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Student Affiliate
  • Graduates eligible to enrol in CA program

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants [ACCA]


Program satisfies the academic requirements for entry into the ACCA qualification program
  • Students eligible for accelerate program and can register and prepare for the ACCA professional level examinations prior to graduation
  • Graduates eligible for specified credit in the ACCA Qualification program of up to 9 fundamental level papers

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants [CIMA]


Program satisfies the academic requirements to be streamed into the Advance Route 2 pathway for the CIMA program.
  • Students and graduates eligible for specified credit in the CIMA program of up to 10 papers
  • Operational Case Study Exam [OCSE] and Management Case Study Exam [MCSE] can be taken prior to finishing the degree and CIMA qualification awarded on completion of the degree.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England Wales [ICAEW]


Program satisfies the academic requirements for entry into the ACA program
  • Graduates may be eligible for specified credit of up to 6 papers in the ACA program.

Institute of Public Accountants [IPA]


Not Applicable
  • Graduates eligible to apply for the IPA program
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate or Graduate Associate


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal/ and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students


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