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The flexible degree structure allows course combinations to be tailored to suit chosen career paths. Aside from undertaking a general Bachelor of Commerce students may elect to undertake a specialisation in Accounting, Applied Economics and Finance or Business Law. A feature of the course is the group of practical business placements and projects units that are available.

The core curriculum in the Bachelor of Commerce undesignated focuses on quantitative, analytical and argumentation skills, although there is extensive scope through elective units. Up to one-third of the course may be selected from other degree programs, including management, marketing, human resource management, tourism, Asian studies and languages, psychology, arts and mathematics.

This course is recognised for professional qualification purposes by accounting and computing associations. There is further opportunity, by undertaking specified units, to badge your degree with a specialisation.


Whilst the Bachelor of Commerce is recognised for professional qualification purposes by professional accounting bodies, the study of accounting also appeals to aspiring professionals in a broad range of other fields because of its importance in promoting effective organisational management and accountability. The skills to think logically, critically and independently and to solve problems and communicate effectively is part of the skills acquired by studying this program.


University of Ballarat’s Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) offered at The William Light Institute, Adelaide is recognized by the National Institute of Accountants (NIA), one of the three major Accounting Accreditation bodies in Australia.

Bachelor Commerce students may also be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Computing Society and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, upon completion of nominated units in the Bachelor Commerce.


  • Satisfactory completion of a Year 12 High School examination, or overseas equivalent

  • Background in Mathematics is recommended

  • At least 18 years of age at the time of the student’s proposed commencement of studies at the university

English Requirements IE TS: Overall band score of 6.0, with no individual sub-score below 5.5. FEES AUD 7,150 per semester PROGRAM DURATION 3 years or 6 semesters

Graduates with accounting majors are employed in a wide variety of commercial, government and professional settings. The se include public accounting, banking, teaching, government organisations, stockbroking, business consulting, and the retailing, manufacturing and mining industries. Functional responsibilities include accounting, information systems analysis and design, financial reporting, cost accounting, finance, taxation, audit, financial planning and general management responsibilities.

Semester 2 BUACC 1507 BUECO 1508 BULAW 1503 STATS 1900

Accounting Fundamentals Business Macroeconomics Commercial Law Business Statistics

Semester 4 BUACC 1521 BUACC 2606 BUACC 2614 BUMGT 2601

Personal Financial Planning - 1 Financial Accounting Management Accounting - 2 Management Skills

Semester 6 BUACC 3702 BUACC 3741 BUECO 3722 BULAW 3732

Advanced Financial Management Auditing Banking & Finance Taxation

Year 1 Semester 1 BUACC 1506 BUECO 1507 BULAW 1502 ITECH 1005

Accounting & Business Decisions Business Microeconomics Fundamentals of Law Business Information Systems

Year 2 Semester 3 BUACC 2603 BUACC 2613 BULAW 2611 BUMGT 1501

Corporate Accounting Management Accounting - 1 Organisation Law Management Principles

  • As they are subject to staff availability, there is no guarantee that every course will be offered in any particular semester.

  • All courses are subject to change through the processes of regular program revision.

Year 3 Semester 5 BUACC 3701 BUACC 3791 BUECO 2622 BULAW 3731

Financial Management Accounting Project Financial Markets & Institutions Income Tax Law & Practice


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