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Join an in-demand industry with an innovative focus

Melbourne Polytechnic is committed to delivering quality academic programs that develop capabilities for students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Our Bachelor of Accounting was the first of its kind in Australia, meeting the growing demand for business professionals with qualifications in accounting and knowledge of sustainable business. Accounting is a perennially in-demand industry, and combining specialised skills with sustainable business knowledge is future-focused learning for a future-proofed career.

Developed with industry for a sustainable economy

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Accounting was the first degree of its kind in Victoria, developed with industry and government bodies to meet the growing demand for business professionals at the intersection of sustainable business and accounting. You’ll work with industry professionals across both sectors to study business law, auditing, tax and corporate accounting, as well as sustainability studies, environmental law, economics and policy. Complementary knowledge subjects including management, marketing and organisational behaviour will be available as elective subjects. Delivered by the School of Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the course has been designed to meet the demand for elite graduates in Australia and overseas. This course is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, and the Tertiary Quality and Standards Agency.

Count on a bright future

Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Accounting will be eligible to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia. You might work as an accountant in the public, private or financial sector, a business consultant, business analyst, business sustainability auditor, financial manager, auditor or entrepreneur.


Delivery methods

Course delivery continues at Melbourne Polytechnic during the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation the world is facing right now. Our top priority remains the health, safety and well-being of our community.

Class Schedule

  • Mon - AM and PM
  • Tue - AM and PM
  • Wed - AM and PM
  • Thu - AM and PM
  • Fri - AM and PM

Assessment Methods

Assessment may include a combination of examinations, assignments, tests, group and individual reports and projects, essays, practical tasks, literature reviews, journals, presentations, interviews, case studies and class participation

Units of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part-time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.


Where will the Bachelor of Accounting take me?

Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Accounting will be eligible to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia.

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Financial Manager
  • Business Sustainability Auditor
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Consultant
  • Business Consultant
  • Auditor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Analyst

Study Pathways

On successful completion of this degree, you will be eligible for entry to our Master of Professional and Practising Accounting