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Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business (BSBC) - BCOM/BACS

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Springfield campus: 925271; External: 905275

CRICOS code (International applicants): 078844M

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:4 years full-time, up to 8 years part-time 

Notes

Not all commerce majors are available at Springfield campus.
Not all sustainable business courses are available at Toowoomba campus.

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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

Accounting major graduates 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.

Students who complete the Finance minor in the Bachelor of Commerce will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

The Information Technology Management major within the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

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Program aims

The Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business provides a sound foundation in all aspects of accounting and sustainable business. These degrees are vocationally oriented emphasising the sustainable management and resolution of business problems in both private and public sectors.

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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 07. Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

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

  • Year 12 English (4,SA) or equivalent.

  • Admission to the Bachelor of Commerce and 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 Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business consists of 32 courses as follows:

Area of study  Number of units 
Core courses  8 units 
Accounting major  8 units 
Sustainable Business major  8 units 
Plus one of the following:
  • Bachelor of Commerce major or

  • 2 x 4-unit minors or

  • 1 x 4-unit minor and 4 elective courses.


 
8 units 
Total  32 units 

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Program completion requirements

To be eligible to graduate with the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business, students must complete (or be awarded credit for prior equivalent study of) all 32 courses as outlined above.

Where credit for prior study is awarded, a student must complete at least eight courses from the Bachelor of Commerce and at least eight courses from the Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business (16 in total) to be eligible to graduate with the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business double degree.

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Required time limits

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

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Core courses

Course  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 courses:* 
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing  1, 2, 3 
POL1000 Government, Business and Society  1, 2 

Footnotes
*Students undertaking the Business Economics major should select POL1000.

Specific majors

In this section:

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Accounting major courses

Course  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  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

Course  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  1  
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use 

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Bachelor of Commerce major courses

Students should refer to the separate section of the Bachelor of Commerce for further information on majors available.

Commerce* majors include:

  • Business Economics

  • Business Law^

  • Finance

  • General Commerce#

  • Information Technology Management.


^Students undertaking a Business Law major may substitute LAW2106 Law of Business Organisations and LAW2107 Environmental Law with two other courses from the Bachelor of Commerce.
#To discuss which courses to study within the General Commerce major, please contact USQ. All course pre-requisites must be met, and all courses chosen are subject to the approval of the Program Coordinator.

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Minor Studies

Refer to the Bachelor of Commerce entry for information regarding the minors available. Minors may also be selected from the Options section.

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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 Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business double degree may be permitted to exit with one of the following:


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:


Students may exit with either the Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business or Bachelor of Commerce providing they have completed all the requirements for the program.

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Credit

Credit may be permitted for a limited number of courses, equivalent in content and level, successfully completed recently with a recognised institution.

Each claim will be assessed on individual merit in line with USQ policy. Credit approved in this program will not automatically apply to other programs offered by USQ.

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

Note: Accounting professional bodies may have restrictions on credit so students are advised to seek current information from these bodies before applying for credit.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Recommended enrolment pattern - semester 1 intake

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 requirements
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
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance2141
ACC3116 Accounting and Society2141Pre-requisite: ACC2115
STA2300 Data Analysis2232
Commerce major/minor/elective2232
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
LAW2107 Environmental Law3161Co-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)
Commerce major/minor/elective3161
MGT2006 Employment Relations3252
ECO3030 Sustainable Economies3252
Commerce major/minor/elective3262
Commerce major/minor/elective3262
Commerce major/minor/elective4171
Commerce major/minor/elective4171

Select one of the following two courses:

     MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing4181
     POL1000 Government, Business and Society
ACC3118 Auditing4181Pre-requisite: (ACC1102 or ACC2102) and ACC2115
Commerce major/minor/elective4272
Commerce major/minor/elective4272
PRL2004 Issues in Organisational Communication4282
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use4282

Footnotes
/is not offered on-campus. Students should enrol in online mode.
+is not offered on-campus. Students should enrol in online mode.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - semester 2 intake

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 requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ECO1000 Economics1212
STA2300 Data Analysis1212
MGT2006 Employment Relations1222
Commerce major/minor/elective1222
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
Commerce major/minor/elective2242
REN1201 Environmental Studies2131
ACC2115 Company Accounting2131Pre-requisite: ACC1102 or ACC2102 or ACC2103
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance2141
ACC3116 Accounting and Society2141Pre-requisite: ACC2115
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics/51
Commerce major/minor/elective3252
ACC3101 Accounting Information Systems3262Pre-requisite: ACC1102 and CIS1000
PRL2004 Issues in Organisational Communication3262
LAW2107 Environmental Law3151Co-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)
Commerce major/minor/elective3151
ACC3118 Auditing3161Pre-requisite: (ACC1102 or ACC2102) and ACC2115
LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice3161Pre-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)
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use4272
ECO3030 Sustainable Economies4272
Commerce major/minor/elective4282
Commerce major/minor/elective4282
ACC3114 Management Accounting II+71Pre-requisite: ACC2113

Select one of the following two courses:

     MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing4171
     POL1000 Government, Business and Society
Commerce major/minor/elective4181
Commerce major/minor/elective4181

Footnotes
/is not offered on-campus. Students should enrol in online mode.
+is not offered on-campus. Students should enrol in online mode.