Bachelor of Commerce
Course summary for international students
2017 course information
Bachelor of Commerce
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
2016: November (Trimester 3)^
^Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online) only
2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)^
^Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online) only
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$28,952 for 1 yr full-time AUD|
|CRICOS course code||001838A|
|English language requirements|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||M300|
|VTAC Codes||1400414513 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514513 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
1400714513 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
* Not all major sequences are available via Campus study at Warrnambool. International students studying on a student visa may take a maximum of 25% of their total course units via Cloud (online) study so should seek course advice to plan their studies if they are enrolled at Warrnambool and wish to undertake a major sequence not available at that campus.
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Major sequences
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
A Bachelor of Commerce graduate can be confident that they have a philosophy for decision-making that prepares them for the careers of the future. Studying Commerce at Deakin gives you a world-class degree accredited by AACSB and EPAS.
From accounting, to economics, to marketing, tailor your degree and open up opportunities in every area of business, not for profit organisations and government.
The core of the Bachelor of Commerce is built around three pillars (technical, market and personal acumens) designed to provide a common and comprehensive foundation for students in their first year. From second year students can extend their knowledge within career focussed, discipline areas (majors). A range of experiential opportunities including internships and international experiences are offered to ensure graduates are professionally ready. You can also choose from specialised areas offered by other faculties such as public relations, politics and policy studies, languages, and psychology.
The Bachelor of Commerce can lead to accreditation with many professional bodies, such as the Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) Program of CPA Australia, entry into the CA program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), the Institute of Public Accountants, the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Economics Society of Australia, providing you meet the specified requirements within the course.
Eligibility may also depend on work place experience and students are advised to consult the professional body.
To check your eligibility for entry to the CA Program of the ICAA click here.
To check your eligibility for entry to the CPA Program of CPA Australia click here.
To check your eligibility for entry to the IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants click here.
Graduates who complete the Financial Planning major sequence in the Bachelor of Commerce are eligible to join the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and eligible for entry into the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Program which is offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia and is recognised by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) as a pathway into the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) designation.
Details are also available from Faculty Enrolment Officers, who can assist you with course planning.
Fees and charges
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities
Apply a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of commerce and its applications
Communicate commerce concepts and information effectively including in oral, written and visual forms in a cohesive and understandable manner to academic audiences, business professionals and laypersons.
Use technologies to Identify, locate, evaluate, synthesise and disseminate and communicate information in the field of commerce.
Evaluate and critically analyse academic, professional and business information and values.
Identify solutions to a diverse range of authentic problems in commerce.
Take personal responsibility for actions, self- reflect and critique own performance and identify and plan future professional development.
Interact and collaborate with others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.
Engage effectively in different environments and contexts reflecting social, sustainable, ethical, economic, and global perspectives in the field of commerce.
Approved by Faculty Board October 2014
To complete the Bachelor of Commerce students must attain 24 credit points. The 24 credit points include 8 core units, 8 units from a major (you will be required to complete at least one major) and 8 elective units (you may choose to undertake another 8 unit major). Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
All students in the Bachelor of Commerce are required to complete at least one major sequence chosen from the following:
- Business Analytics
- Commercial Law
- Financial Planning^
- Human Resource Management
- International Trade
- Management Information Systems
^ M300 Bachelor of Commerce is the recommended pathway to qualify for membership of professional organisations.
|MAA103||Accounting for Decision Making|
|MAF101||Fundamentals of Finance|
|MLC101||Law for Commerce|
Students may choose up to eight credit points of electives. These may constitute a second commerce major, or a major available in another Faculty (provided any prerequisites can be met), or a combination of units (again pre-requisites allowing) chosen by the student.
These may include the following Work Integrated Learning (WIL) units and general elective units offered by the Faculty which are specifically designed to enhance a student’s experience of the workplace:
|MWL201||Community Based Volunteering|
|MWL203||Work Based Learning|
|MWL204||Global Business Experience|
|MWL302||Advanced Team Internship|
|MWL304||Advanced Business Internship|
|MWL311||Industry Based Learning (3mth)|
|MWL312||Industry Based Learning (6mth)|
Other elective unit:
|MMM279||Creating and Managing Social Enterprises|
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) will be given advice on unit selection, however students must take responsibility for planning their own studies within the course structure and course rules.
Part-time study is available via Campus and Cloud (online) mode. Part-time study refers to academic workload, not mode of study.
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Entry requirements - specific
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
Expand your career options and create pathways into further study. Visit our Honours in Business page for further information.
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.