BP313 - Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)/Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

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Plan: BP313FPDD - Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)/ Bachelor of Business (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 (Financial Planning)/ Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
Award abbreviation: BBus(FinPlan)/BBus(Acc)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time or 8 years part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Accounting (615H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/accounting
ASCED code: 080101
CRICOS code: 092363M

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Purpose of the Program

This program provides you the knowledge and adaptable analytical skills required in the accounting and finance service sector. The program adopts a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to help you develop excellent technical, analytical, practical and creative skills and knowledge in the financial planning area and professional accounting practice. While accountants and financial planners are increasingly working together in a wide range of areas (including assurance, consulting, taxation and business ethics) to provide financial advice in existing business models, you will also develop the skills required to provide service that adds clear value for clients. The main focus of the program is to develop a thorough understanding of financial products, risk management and investment strategies. Other aims include developing core skills to achieve a financial planner licence and expose you to the dynamic regulatory and legal environment in Australia. As a graduate of this program you will be prepared to deliver key financial and accounting services relating to personal financial planning, taxation, estate planning, insurance planning and investment and social security planning.  This unique program is designed to equip you with the financial planning skills and accounting knowledge required to provide professional advice in accounting, investment planning, taxation, estate planning, income tax, risk management and business reporting and ethics.

The capstone experience will be undertaken in the courses: ACCT2288 Financial Advisory Practice, ACCT1081 Professional Values, Ethics and Attitudes and ACCT1028 Performance Analysis and Simulations to provide opportunities for you to apply knowledge and skill gained throughout your degree.

As an accounting and financial planning professional you will be able to occupy roles in stockbroking, funds management, insurance and risk, superannuation, and in other private sector or government organisations which have a requirement for high level, technical expertise in the financial planning area.

Accreditation for this program is being sought from FPA Australia, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). 

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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

The Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) / Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) .

Students and graduates of the program are eligible to apply for membership of FPA.

For the purpose of RG146 compliance, students must complete BAFI1008 Business Finance and LAW2453 Taxation 1. These two courses are part of the Financial Planning and Taxation Minor.

Graduates of the program may be eligible for associate membership and entry into the professional bodies qualification programs, subject to completion of required courses.


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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

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world

Computers for study are available at every Library site where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

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

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 resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

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

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT


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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