Skilled accountants are in high demand to help companies navigate complex global markets and reporting requirements. Gain the knowledge to assess the financial situations of organisations and individuals and advise on business decisions.

Explore your study options

Accountants are finance and information specialists who inform business decision making within a wide range of organisations. Our accounting courses provide pathways to accredited careers and offer additional specialisations so you can graduate with a versatile skillset.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Choose an accounting degree that will get you work ready

Studying at Deakin will give you industry-standard, real-world experiences for a head start on your career.

Progressive and practical learning

Learn from academics who leverage their specific expertise and up-to-date research to embed progressive learning throughout your course journey, giving you the ability to work on contemporary case studies with a real-world application.

Industry-led curriculum

Our course content is influenced by our advisory board, comprised of members of peak professional bodies and active accounting professionals. This means everything you study is updated and maintained through extensive industry research.

Professional recognition 

We'll prepare you to become professionally recognised. After graduation, you can apply for these key professional programs (depending on course and units taken):

  • CA Program, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia
  • IPA Program, Institute of Public Accountants
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (exemptions may apply)
  • Financial Advice Association Australia.

Top professional roles in accounting

Roles for accountants are projected to increase by 69,541 new jobs by 2033, according to Australian Government employment projections.* Get ahead with Deakin – we’ll help you build your network within the community and industry.

  • 36,898 new jobs for accountants.
  • 15,985 new jobs for finance managers.
  • 7,431 new jobs for financial investment managers and advisers.
  • 5,227 new jobs for auditors, company secretaries and corporate treasurers.

Graduate with an employment advantage

Ranked in the top 1% in the world for accounting,^ Deakin Business School holds both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. This means we are globally recognised and internationally benchmarked. As a top 3 business school in Victoria, a Deakin qualification in business will distinguish you from your peers.

I did four internships during my time at Deakin, which enabled me to interact with real businesses, build my network and gave me confidence in my skills to add value to a company.

Syed Asadulla

Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Major, Founder and CEO Project E Agency

World-class teaching experiences 

Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

Future-focused learning

Accounting is a rapidly evolving profession, and Deakin’s courses integrate analytics, automation, value-creation and integrated reporting so you’ll graduate ahead of the curve.

Workplace learning

Join a business consulting team, a work placement or an entrepreneurship experience to gain exposure to real business challenges and scenarios.

Get a global perspective

Connect with the world through study tours, short-term partner programs and international internships. Choose a program aligned with your interests in the UK, Europe, Asia or North America to broaden your international and intercultural scope.

Flexible online learning

Continue your career while you study. Our flexible degrees enable you to learn at your own pace, when and where it suits you, without compromising quality or support.

Want to explore more?

If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in accounting, we'll help get you there.

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*Jobs and Skills Australia, National Employment Projections 2023 to 2033.
^QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

Contact us

Got a question about our accounting courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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