bachelor of accounting rmit

Last Updated on August 28, 2023

Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

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Quick facts

Student type:Local International

Interested in Accountancy?

Introducing RMIT’s new Bachelor of Business. You can explore multiple specialisations within a customisable course structure, with opportunities for hands-on learning and industry engagement.
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Your career in accounting

Graduates are equipped with the professional knowledge and skillset required for a successful career in accounting roles across the commercial and public sector. This degree encompasses the taxation, auditing and consultancy skills required to excel in these industries.

What you will learn

This is a rigorous and stimulating accounting degree designed to produce work-ready graduates with the tools to make key business decisions, and an understanding of how taxation, macroeconomics and market principles intersect with accountancy.


Accountancy involves recording, classifying, summarising and interpreting financial transactions and events, and is frequently used by lenders, managers, investors, tax authorities and other decision-makers.

You’ll have the chance to develop essential capabilities to operate successfully in contemporary business and multidisciplinary environments.

How you will learn

Most of your classes will be held in RMIT’s Swanston Academic Building which features innovative learning spaces interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for students.

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and project work.

Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account.

Educational software, the Learning Hub, resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.

Find out more about student computing at RMIT.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments.

Industry connections

As part of the degree you will undertake specialist accounting work-integrated learning subjectslike Cost Analysis and Applications and Performance Analysis and Simulations (each 12 credit points). In undertaking these subjects you will interact and receive feedback from industry and/or community, clients and/or practitioners.

Other work-connected and industry-relevant options include:

  • Working in a student team as part of the Fastrack Innovation Program. In this elective subject you will work with mentors to develop and present a solution to a real problem.  This form of fast-prototyping is designed to tap into fresh thinking from RMIT students.
  • Business Internship electives where you take up a position for one or two days per week for one semester. These positions are normally unpaid and are designed to develop your soft skills and increase your overall employability upon graduation. The placement must be self-sourced.

In addition to the expertise provided by the College of Business Industry Advisory Board, industry and professional representatives actively participate in the Program Advisory Committee, which ensures that links with industry standards and international business practice remain current.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

International opportunities

Completing a global mobility program can help you to stand out in the job market.

In most cases you can gain credit points towards your studies while experiencing another culture and teaching style overseas.

Global mobility options available for this degree include:

  • Study tours
  • Specialised accounting study programs to Europe and North America
  • First Year Study Tour
  • Student exchange
  • RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP)
  • Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP)

This degree is also offered in Singapore in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management.

Find out more about international opportunities in the College of Business.

Electives and program structure

This degree is designed to suit students who already have significant working experience or are on a cadetship, or for those who want to extend studies in business and related disciplines by choosing from a range of second majors and minors.

The degree consists of 24 subjects (each 12 credit points) and includes:

  • 8 compulsory common business core subjects
  • 8 business discipline major subjects
  • 8 flexible subjects.

The 8 flexible subjects can be selected from three options:

  • a second business discipline major (8 subjects)
  • a compulsory business discipline minor (4 subjects) plus second minor (any discipline)
  • a compulsory business discipline minor (4 subjects) plus 4 electives.

A second business major can be selected from:

  • economics
  • entrepreneurship
  • finance
  • financial planning
  • human resource management
  • information systems
  • international business
  • logistics and supply chain management
  • management
  • marketing.

Business minors can be selected from the same disciplines listed above, as well as advanced accounting, behavioural business, business analysis, economics and finance, human resource practice, IS security and risk management, or the flexible business minor. Other minors can be selected from many disciplines offered across RMIT.

In order to meet the requirements for membership of the professional accounting bodies in Australia you should undertake specified accounting subjects.

You are advised to check detailed information about which elective and minor subjects are offered each year, as well as general information about professional practice requirements.

Choose a program structure

Program code: BP254

TitleLocationDurationPlan codeCRICOS
Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)City Campus3 years full-time or part-time equivalentBP254063095MView plan


If you are eligible to apply via VTAC, copy and paste the below code into VTAC search.

  • Plan BP254 – 3200332441

Please ensure that you have checked the admissions requirements and apply page before applying.


Graduates gain employment in public accounting practices, supporting staff teams in areas like auditing, taxation, management consulting, business services and receivership. Others are recruited into commercial and government organisations in treasury, internal audit, strategic business planning, financial reporting and management accounting roles.

The Department of Education forecasts that employment prospects for accountants are expected to grow strongly.

Professional recognition and accreditation


You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent qualification).


Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Rankings and adjustment factors 

Entry to this program is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement plus any adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors include equity access schemes and/or subject adjustments.

We will consider your entire academic record to determine your eligibility for entry. The highest level of education you have previously completed will usually determine how you are ranked.

Selection criteria by applicant type

Please select the highest level of education you have or will be completing in order to find out the selection criteria that applies to you, in addition to meeting the above entry requirements.

I am an applicant with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)

I am an applicant with Vocational Education and Training study

I am an applicant with Higher Education study

I am an applicant with Work and Life Experience

Additional information

ATAR profile

Student profile

*ATAR refers to the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made (including consideration of any adjustments) for current and recent Year 12 applicants.

RMIT is committed to providing transparency to the admissions process. In line with this commitment, we provide you with information that will help in making informed choices about your undergraduate study options. Find out more about RMIT’s commitment to admissions transparency.


Even though there are currently no formal pathways into this degree, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Depending on the course, this may include completing a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree or undertaking recognised professional experience.

For more information, use our Pathways finder or contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options.Browse pathwaysWATCH THE VIDEO

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience. Find out if you might be eligible.

Pathway options

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Fee summary

2022 indicative fees

In 2022, the annual student contribution amount (tuition fee) you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$3,985 to AU$14,630*.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Defer your payment

You may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your student contribution fees. You may also be eligible to apply to defer payment of your SSAF through the SA-HELP loan scheme.

Learn more about fees for undergraduate study.

Paying your fees and applying for refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

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