Bachelor of Commerce
Course summary for local students
Bachelor of Commerce
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)#
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$9,832 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Business and Law
|CRICOS course code||001838A|
|VTAC Codes||1400414511 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400514511 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614511 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400714511 - Warrnambool, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||M300|
* For a helpful guide to courses and careers in business and law please refer to our Your Decision undergraduate careers guide [1.8MB]
# Trimester 3 intakes are only available at Burwood (Melbourne) for Domestic and International Students. Trimester 3 Cloud (online) mode offerings are only available to Domestic Students.
** Not all major sequences are available via Campus study at Warrnambool. Students undertaking units in major sequences that are not available in Campus mode may enrol in units offered in Cloud (online) mode.
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Major sequences
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce is one of the most flexible business programs available at any Australian university. Bachelor of Commerce graduates will acquire a broad knowledge in all aspects of business.
After a first year of study in key business disciplines, you can choose from a wide range of major sequences in areas such as accounting, business information systems, commercial law, economics, finance, human resource management, management and marketing. You can also choose from specialised areas offered by other faculties such as journalism, sociology, politics and policy studies, languages and psychology (subject to satisfying entry requirements).
You have the option of undertaking a business internship program as part of this course, providing hands on experience in your chosen major sequence.
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) the Economics Society of Australia and the Australian Marketing Institute, 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
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.
* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.
There are employment opportunities for Bachelor of Commerce graduates in virtually every area of business and government – in Australia and overseas. Potential careers include becoming a professional accountant, IT and systems professional, economist, financial planner, human resources manager, social and economic policy developer, international trade officer and marketing assistant/manager. As this is a very broad course there are further possibilities in other professions especially if taken with further study.
The BCom is a course of study amounting to 24 credit points.
At least 16 of these credit points must be units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law and must include the 10 credit points of core units and MCA010 ( 0 credit points).
At least one major sequence of 6 credit points must be included.
At least 6 credit points must be taken at level 3, of which 4 must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.
No more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1.
Full-time enrolment is normally a maximum of 4 credit points per trimester. With the flexibility offered, students are able to choose one, two or even three major sequences within the 24 credit points required to complete the BCom degree. Students may take up to 8 credit points from approved units offered by other faculties.
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:
Accounting Information Systems
Business Information Systems
Human Resource Management
International Trade and Economic Policy
Quantitative Business Analysis
Supply Chain Management
* May only be selected as a second Major for Bachelor of Commerce students
^ M300 Bachelor of Commerce is the recommended pathway to qualify for membership of professional organisations.
|MAA103||Accounting for Decision Making|
|MAE102||The Global Economy|
|MAF101||Fundamentals of Finance|
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies(0 credit point unit)|
|MIS101||Business Information Systems|
|MIS291||Community Based Volunteering A|
|MIS292||Community Based Volunteering B|
|MIS293||Work Based Learning|
|MIS390||Business Internship A|
|MIS391||Business Internship B|
|MIS393||Team Based Learning|
|MIS394||Industry Based Learning in Business A|
|MIS395||Industry Based Learning in Business B|
|MIS396||Industry Based Learning in Business C|
|MIS397||Industry Based Learning in Business D|
|MME101||Business Academic Skills|
|MMM233||Business and the Environment|
|MMM241||Entrepreneurship and Innovation|
|MMM385||Business in Asia|
|MMP111||Introduction to Property|
|SHD201||Creating Sustainable Futures|
|SHD301||Creating Sustainable Futures|
Students are encouraged to join international study tours and to undertake internship units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law.
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.
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English. Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experiences.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
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
Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) study in Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.