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Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business (BACS) - BaccSustBus

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should contact us.

 On-campusExternal
Semester intake:No new admissionsNo new admissions
Campus:Springfield  
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:3 years full-time; up to 6 years part-time 

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Contact us

Current students 
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
Email usq.support@usq.edu.au 

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Professional accreditation

Graduates of this program will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.

Successful completion of the Accounting major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.

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Program aims

This program aims to provide students with specific knowledge and skills relevant to the accounting discipline and satisfy the educational entrance requirements for membership of relevant Australian accounting professional bodies. The program also aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of organisations to strategically manage energy requirements and report their environmental and social impacts on the community. In addition, the program aims to provide students with the necessary broad-based administrative and management skills required by organisations to compete in the global economic environment.

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Program objectives

At the completion of the program, students should exhibit the following graduate qualities:

  • discipline expertise - demonstrate strong communication skills to transfer their knowledge from program studies to the workplace; acquire specific knowledge and skills relevant to the accounting discipline

  • professional practice - identify, analyse, solve problems and communicate outcomes in different decision contexts; satisfy the educational entrance requirement of the relevant Australian accounting professional bodies

  • global citizenship - understand and apply the broad-based administrative and management skills required by organisations to compete in the global economic environment

  • scholarship - demonstrate an understanding of the principles of accounting, finance, economics and business law; think constructively and logically and exercise judgement

  • lifelong learning - make effective and creative use of modern technologies; understand and apply the broad-based administrative and management skills required by organisations to compete on an ongoing basis in the global economic environment

  • awareness of sustainability issues - assist organisations to strategically and ethically manage and report their environmental and social impacts on the community.


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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

Year 12 English [4,SA] or equivalent.

Current skills at the level of Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Maths A (4,SA) or equivalent is assumed.

Admission to the Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business is in accordance with University's Admissions Policy for undergraduate programs.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business is comprised of 24 single-unit courses as follows:

Courses  Units 
Core business courses  8 units 
Accounting major courses  8 units 
Sustainable Business major courses  8 units 
Total  24 units 

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Program completion requirements

To be eligible to graduate with the award Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business, students must have successfully completed the core business courses, Accounting major courses and Sustainable Business major courses (24 courses in total).

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 9 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

All students are required to complete all the following core courses. The purpose of these courses is to expose business students to fundamental concepts and methods and the diversity of subject matter that they will encounter in their studies. The functional areas of business are identified and elementary tools leading to a focus in the major areas of Accounting and Sustainable Business.

Courses  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 3 
ECO1000 Economics  1, 2, 3  2, 3 
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance  1, 2, 3  1, 2 
LAW1101 Introduction to Law  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour  1, 2, 3 
STA2300 Data Analysis  1, 2, 3  1, 2 
Select one of the following 2 courses: 
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing  1, 2, 3 
PWE3000 Professional Work Experience ~  2, 3     

Footnotes
~PWE3000 Professional Work Experience is not available to international students regardless of location or mode of study as it is an elective course. Australian regulations do not allow an elective work-based training course that is not a mandatory program requirement to be offered to international students.

Specific majors

In this section:

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Accounting major courses

Courses  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
ACC1102 Financial Accounting  1, 2, 3  1, 2 
ACC2113 Management Accounting I  1, 2 
ACC2115 Company Accounting (Formerly ACC3115)  1, 2, 3 
ACC3101 Accounting Information Systems  1, 2 
ACC3116 Accounting and Society  1, 2 
ACC3118 Auditing  1, 2 
LAW2106 Law of Business Organisations  2, 3 
LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice  1, 2, 3 

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Sustainable Business major courses

Courses  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics     
ACC3114 Management Accounting II     
PRL2004 Issues in Organisational Communication   
ECO3030 Sustainable Economies     
LAW2107 Environmental Law   
MGT2006 Employment Relations 
REN1201 Environmental Studies 
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use 

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IT requirements

For information technology requirements please refer to the minimum computing standards.

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Other program requirements

Students must maintain good standing in this program. Please refer to the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

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Exit points

Students must maintain good standing in this program (see Other program requirements section). Students not wishing to complete the Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business may be permitted to exit with either:


Students may exit with the Diploma of Business Administration if they have completed 8 courses as follows:


Students may exit with the Associate Degree of Business if they have completed 16 courses as follows:


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Credit

Candidates for admission to the Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business program may be eligible for up to 16 units of credit on the basis of successful completion of relevant, equivalent undergraduate study from a recognised university or institution offering equivalent study. Credit approved in this program will not automatically apply to other programs offered by USQ. Students should note that the advanced standing policies of accounting professional bodies such as the CPA Australia and CAANZ are restrictive so students are advised to seek current information from these bodies before applying for credit. Claims for credit for previous study should be submitted prior to or at the time of enrolment. Each claim will be assessed on individual merit in line with USQ policy.

Note: Where credit is granted, maximum and minimum duration will be adjusted in the same proportion as the credit, for example, where eight units of credit is granted, maximum time will be six years and minimum time will be four semesters.

Recommended enrolment patterns

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Springfield campus and distance/online semester 1 commencement

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making1111
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts1111
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour1121
LAW1101 Introduction to Law1121Pre-requisite: Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBP or BLAW or BABL or BALW or BBBL or BBLA or BCBL or BCLA or BCLW are not eligible for enrolment
ACC1102 Financial Accounting1212
ECO1000 Economics1212
LAW2106 Law of Business Organisations1222Pre-requisite: LAW1101. Students enrolled in Programs BCBL, BCLA and BCLW must complete LAW1111 instead of LAW1101 before enrolling. Students enrolled in Programs: LLBP or BLAW or BABL or BALW or BBBL or BBLA are not eligible for enrolment.
ACC2113 Management Accounting I1222Pre-requisite: ACC1101
REN1201 Environmental Studies2131
ACC2115 Company Accounting2131Pre-requisite: ACC1102 or ACC2102 or ACC2103 Formerly ACC3115
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance2141
ACC3116 Accounting and Society2141Pre-requisite: ACC2115
STA2300 Data Analysis2232
LAW2107 Environmental Law2232Co-requisite LAW1101 or ENG2002 or REN1201 or (Students enrolled in Programs BEDU (Legal Studies) or BLAW or LLBP or BALW or BBLA or BCLA or BCLW & Co-requisite LAW1201 or LAW1111) or (Students enrolled in Program DJUR & Co-requisite LAW5501 or LAW5111)
ACC3101 Accounting Information Systems2242Pre-requisite: ACC1102 and CIS1000
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics^41
LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice3151Pre-requisite: (ACC1101 and LAW2106) or ((LAW2202 or LAW1123) and (LAW3206 or LAW2223) for Students in Programs: BLAW or BALW or BBLA or BCLA or LLBP or BCLW) or ((LAW5602 or LAW5123) and (LAW5706 or LAW5223) for Students in Program: DJUR)
ACC3114 Management Accounting II+51Pre-requisite: ACC2113

Select one of the following 2 courses:

     MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing3161
     PWE3000 Professional Work Experience~*Pre-requisite: Students must have successfully completed a minimum of 16 units in their program of study.
ACC3118 Auditing3161Pre-requisite: (ACC1102 or ACC2102) and ACC2115
MGT2006 Employment Relations3252
ECO3030 Sustainable Economies3252
PRL2004 Issues in Organisational Communication3262
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use3262

Footnotes
^is not offered on-campus. Students should enrol in online mode.
+is not offered on-campus. Students should enrol in online mode.
~PWE3000 Professional Work Experience is not available to international students regardless of location or mode of study as it is an elective course. Australian regulations do not allow an elective work-based training course that is not a mandatory program requirement to be offered to international students.
*PWE3000 Professional Work Experience is offered in semester 2 and semester 3. If you wish to complete PWE3000 you may have to rearrange your enrolment.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Springfield campus and distance/online semester 2 commencement

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ECO1000 Economics1212
STA2300 Data Analysis1212
MGT2006 Employment Relations1222
LAW2107 Environmental Law1222Co-requisite LAW1101 or ENG2002 or REN1201 or (Students enrolled in Programs BEDU (Legal Studies) or BLAW or LLBP or BALW or BBLA or BCLA or BCLW & Co-requisite LAW1201 or LAW1111) or (Students enrolled in Program DJUR & Co-requisite LAW5501 or LAW5111)
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making1111
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts1111
LAW1101 Introduction to Law1121Pre-requisite: Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBP or BLAW or BABL or BALW or BBBL or BBLA or BCBL or BCLA or BCLW are not eligible for enrolment
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour1121
ACC1102 Financial Accounting2232
LAW2106 Law of Business Organisations2232Pre-requisite: LAW1101. Students enrolled in Programs BCBL, BCLA and BCLW must complete LAW1111 instead of LAW1101 before enrolling. Students enrolled in Programs: LLBP or BLAW or BABL or BALW or BBBL or BBLA are not eligible for enrolment.
ACC2113 Management Accounting I2242Pre-requisite: ACC1101
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics^41
REN1201 Environmental Studies2131
ACC2115 Company Accounting2131Pre-requisite: ACC1102 or ACC2102 or ACC2103 Formerly ACC3115
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance2141
ACC3116 Accounting and Society2141Pre-requisite: ACC2115
ACC3101 Accounting Information Systems3242Pre-requisite: ACC1102 and CIS1000
PRL2004 Issues in Organisational Communication3242
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use3252
ECO3030 Sustainable Economies3252
ACC3118 Auditing3151Pre-requisite: (ACC1102 or ACC2102) and ACC2115
LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice3151Pre-requisite: (ACC1101 and LAW2106) or ((LAW2202 or LAW1123) and (LAW3206 or LAW2223) for Students in Programs: BLAW or BALW or BBLA or BCLA or LLBP or BCLW) or ((LAW5602 or LAW5123) and (LAW5706 or LAW5223) for Students in Program: DJUR)
ACC3114 Management Accounting II+61Pre-requisite: ACC2113

Select one of the following 2 courses:

     MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing3161
     PWE3000 Professional Work Experience~*Pre-requisite: Students must have successfully completed a minimum of 16 units in their program of study.

Footnotes
^is not offered on-campus. Students should enrol in online mode.
+is not offered on-campus. Students should enrol in online mode.
~PWE3000 Professional Work Experience is not available to international students regardless of location or mode of study as it is an elective course. Australian regulations do not allow an elective work-based training course that is not a mandatory program requirement to be offered to international students.
*PWE3000 Professional Work Experience is offered in semester 2 and semester 3. If you wish to complete PWE3000 you may have to rearrange your enrolment.