Accountants are information specialists. They provide information, which is the only means of summarising the activities and worth of an organisation in a manageable form, as the basis for all review, decision and action throughout virtually every layer of business and government. 

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Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)

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Professional recognition

Graduates who complete the accounting major sequence will be eligible to apply for admission to the:

CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia
IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - A limited number of exemptions may apply. Please refer to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for further information.

Career outcomes

You may find employment in accounting positions in the business community, industry, commerce, the service sector or private practice, or work in management consulting, the financial services sector or with government bodies.

Explore units


  • Ethics for Financial Professionals MAA250
  • Financial Accounting MAA261
  • Management Accounting MAA262
  • Audit and Assurance MAA303
  • Corporate Accounting MAA363
  • Business Finance MAF203
  • Principles of Income Tax Law MLC301
  • Accounting and Society MAA310
  • Note:

    Students should consult with their course adviser regarding the units required for professional recognition.

    The eligibility of students for membership of any of the accounting accrediting bodies is subject to meeting the requirements of that body and that Deakin makes no representations that individuals will meet those requirements.

    ^ M300 Bachelor of Commerce is the recommended pathway to qualify for membership of professional organisations.