Bachelor of Commerce
Course summary for international students
2016 course information
Bachelor of Commerce
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)^
^Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online) only
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$26,000 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
|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 rules
- Major sequences
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
- Key dates
From accounting, to economics, to marketing, tailor your degree and open up opportunities in every area of business and government.
After spending your first year studying key business disciplines, you’ll then choose from a wide range of specialist major sequences. You can also choose from specialised areas offered by other faculties such as journalism, sociology, politics and policy studies, languages, and psychology.
Studying Commerce at Deakin gives you more than a world-class degree. You have the flexibility to design the course around areas you’re interested in – within Commerce and in other fields.
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.
Details are also available from Faculty Enrolment Officers, who can assist you with course planning.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying. To find the credit point and EFTSL value of each unit, go to the Handbook Unit Search.
This 'Fee paying annual fee' is provided as a guide only. The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken.
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email email@example.com for more information about 2016 fees.
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|
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)|
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|
|MWL302||Advanced Team Internship|
|MWL304||Advanced Business Internship|
|MWL311||Industry Based Learning (3mth)|
|MWL312||Industry Based Learning (6mth)|
Other elective unit:
The Business Scholars Program (BSP) is open to students of Commerce, Information Systems, Management, Property and Real Estate, Sport Management and Sport Development to recognise, reward and nurture high achieving students admitted to a business degree in the Faculty of Business and Law.
Please refer to the following link for further information: http://deakin.edu.au/buslaw/students/fin-support/business-scholars.php.
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
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses can be found at International Students - Apply site (Step 3).
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.
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