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2011                                            Experience. The Difference.

Why study commerce and finance at UniSA?
»UniSA’s School of Commerce now offers the Commerce Work Practicum scheme: a
    non-paid 150-hour project supervised by both a UniSA Academic Supervisor and a
    host organisation
»UniSA’s School of Commerce is one of the largest leading providers of accounting
    and finance education in Australia and Asia
»UniSA’s School of Commerce offers the most flexible delivery options in South
    Australia: internal and external full-time or part-time and transnational
»Our programs are recognised by the principle professional bodies in both
    accounting and finance fields.

Commerce (Accounting) and Finance

Commerce at UniSA allows            Due to the continuing, high        The Division of Business                                       2
students to master accounting,      demand for accountants and         Career Development                                             4
the language of business. The       finance specialists, UniSA’s       Bachelor of Applied Finance                                    6
Applied Finance program is          Commerce and Finance               Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)                              8
the longest established finance     programs can lead to a range
program in the state, providing     of interesting and challenging     Double Degrees
suitably qualified finance          career paths, both locally         Bachelor of Commerce,
professionals for over 25 years     and globally. In many cases,       Bachelor of Applied Finance                                    10
                                    successful UniSA Commerce and
Students will be able to analyse    Finance students are offered       Entry Requirements                                             12
and plan financial matters for      employment before completing
organisations from a range of       their degree. According to the
sectors. They will also learn       Graduate Careers Council of
the skills that enable them to      Australia, over 80 per cent of
manage and provide the essential    UniSA Accounting and Finance
information that businesses need    graduates find full-time work
to make successful financial        after completing their studies.
and management decisions.
The programs provide strong         UniSA Commerce and Finance
links to industry, the accounting   graduates satisfy the academic
and finance profession and          requirements stipulated for
their professional organisations,   entry into relevant professional
which keeps the programs            accounting and finance
fresh, relevant, recognised         bodies and are equipped for
and respected. These links          life-long learning to further
prepare students for a vibrant,     enhance their skills.
challenging career path.

For the most up-to-date and detailed information visit and enter the four-letter UniSA program code.

The Division of Business

The Division of Business offers the full range of undergraduate, postgraduate
and research degrees within the business and management disciplines.
Our undergraduate programs are offered through the Schools of Commerce,
Management, Marketing and Law.

EQUIS Accreditation                   Links to Industry                    These courses are designed           Some of our most popular
The Division of Business is           Many of our programs are             to give our graduates a              double degrees are featured
accredited by the European            professionally and internationally   solid foundation of business         in our brochures, but students
Quality Improvement System            recognised, and we involve           knowledge that is essential          are welcome to discuss other
(EQUIS). EQUIS is operated by         industry representatives in          for every profession. The core       double degree options with
the European Foundation for           curriculum development.              structure also provides a high       our Program Directors.
Management Development,               Project-based courses, work          degree of flexibility for our
recognised globally as an             placements, and student              students, giving them a taste        A complete list of our double
accreditation body of quality         exchange programs provide            of the different disciplines         degrees is available at
in management education.              students with practical experience   early in their degree; if they       au/business/degrees/double
Accreditation is awarded to           and an international outlook.        find an area they particularly
business schools only after a         This means that when our             enjoy, they may choose to            The benefits of a double
rigorous assessment by a panel        students graduate, they will be      transfer between programs            degree include:
of international academics and        equipped with the professional       to focus on this speciality.
business representatives.             skills and critical knowledge                                             » Students decide what
                                      that industry demands.               The core also supports our             combination of degrees
EQUIS accredited institutions                                              students’ decisions to pursue          they want to study from a
must demonstrate high                 Students also benefit from the       combinations of business               selection of Division of Business
quality in all of their activities,   knowledge and experience of          undergraduate programs                 degrees. There are over 100
including academic programs           our academic staff, many of          as a double degree.                    possible combinations.
and research, resources and           whom are actively involved
student services, and connections     in research and have direct          Business double degrees              » Students can select two
with the corporate world.             links with industry and the          Double degrees broaden                 areas of interest to study,
                                      professions. We incorporate the      students’ learning experience and      increasing their learning
EQUIS also places importance on       latest research findings into our    maximise their employability. The      experience and skills base.
diversity and internationalisation.   teaching, ensuring our students      Division of Business offers over
                                      are engaged with curriculum          100 double degree combinations,      » Graduates receive two
                                      that is current and relevant.        enabling students to tailor their      parchments – one
                                                                           double degree to suit their            for each degree.
                                      Business core courses                academic and career interests.
                                      Most of our programs include         Double degrees allow students to     » For most double degrees
                                      a common ‘core’ of courses,          obtain two separate qualifications     students only need to study
                                      which are typically studied in the   in four years, ensuring that our       for a minimum four years
                                      first year. There are eight core     graduates really stand out from        full-time (or the equivalent
                                      courses covering key business        the crowd in an increasingly           part-time) to get two degrees.
                                      and management disciplines such      competitive job market. Students
                                      as accounting, communication         can choose any two degrees           » Graduates have better career
                                      and information systems,             within the Division of Business,       prospects, as employers
                                      economics, law, marketing,           as long as they meet the entry         are increasingly looking for
                                      statistics and management.           requirements for each degree.          multi-skilled employees.

Honours                              At the core of Honours is an
On successful completion of          independent research project
an undergraduate degree in           conducted in an academic
business, a high-achieving           area of research interest,
student has the opportunity          and is presented as a thesis.
to undertake an Honours              Students are supervised by an
degree. Honours is a prestigious     academic qualified in the area.
qualification, which is recognised
worldwide. It provides a real        For more information, please visit:
point of distinction from other
graduates when applying for
jobs, and it is the best way to      Students who complete the
start a research career. The         program with a Credit or higher
qualification represents elite       grade point average may apply
academic performance, and            to undertake Honours. For
a high level of professional         more information, please visit:
and academic development.  

An Honours degree provides           Scholarships
an advanced year of study            UniSA offers a range of
in business, management,             scholarships designed to help
commerce, or marketing, and          fund the costs of tertiary
enables the development of           education. Our scholarships
research competencies. By            offer financial assistance and,
undertaking an independent           in many instances, valuable
research project in the              work experience opportunities.
Honours program, students            For more information please
develop the skills to identify,      visit:
analyse and address relevant         undergraduate/ug_bue.asp
topics in business.
                                     Paying for your study
An Honours graduate has an           To find out more about how
advantage in employment              you can defer your HECS-
over a graduate with only            HELP, student contribution or
an undergraduate degree              to see if you are entitled to a
and is also prepared to              commonwealth supported place
undertake postgraduate               at UniSA, please visit:
research (eg scholarships a
PhD, Masters by Research).

The Honours program is one
year full-time (or part-time
equivalent), and is undertaken
internally. Students complete
coursework components and
work with their supervisor to
prepare and submit a thesis.


Career Development

Student Career Development          Career Development Tool            MyCareerPlan                       Student Exchange
in the Division of Business         This tool gives UniSA students     MyCareerPlan is UniSA’s online     Gain a competitive advantage
UniSA’s Division of Business        step by step guidance to make      database of employment             by going on an overseas
has a website dedicated to          the most of their degree.          opportunities, vacation            exchange. Develop an
increase student’s awareness        Graduate with a degree - and       internships and work experience    international perspective, cultural
of the importance of career         also a degree of experience,       events and the Work Placement      awareness and broaden your
planning and the opportunities      a wallet full of contacts          Scheme. Customise your own         career opportunities. Scholarships
provided by UniSA.                  and a plan to succeed.             account, save your searches        are available.
                                                                       and build your resume.   
Students have exclusive access to   Work Placement Scheme    
business graduates now working      The Work Placement Scheme                                             Graduate Qualities
in industry. They share their       offers support to students who     Events                             Graduate Qualities are
own career advice and insight       wish to undertake placements       UniSA’s Career Services            personal attributes which are
into real life work experience.     in addition to their coursework.   coordinate a range of events to    developed during your study.
                                    Placements are project-based       connect students with industry.    These qualities will distinguish
The website (             and flexible to allow you to       These include: the Careers and     you from other graduates.
au/business/scd)                    coordinate study, work and         Employment Expo in March/
also links students to:             life commitments. you receive      April, Work Experience Fair
• Career Development Tool           support, insurance and a           mid-year and the International     Specific Student Groups
• MyCareerPlan                      certificate upon successful        Careers Day held twice each        • Disability
• Work experience opportunities     completion of your placement.      year. Other smaller events in      • External Students
• Graduate career information     your study area are also offered   • Indigenous
• Career Adviser appointments       workplacementscheme.asp            to connect you with employers,     • International
• Alumni profiles                                                      work experience and career         • Mature Age
                                                                       development opportunities.         • Research
                                                                       • Rural
                                                                       connect/eventscalendar.asp         • Women in Non-
                                                                                                            Traditional Careers
                                                                       From first to final year there     More information regarding
                                                                       are workshops on how to plan       Career Development for Specific
                                                                       your study for career success,     Student Groups:
                                                                       preparing for placements and       careers/cdt/choices/groups.asp
                                                                       work experience, communication
                                                                       in the business world and
                            Smarter                                    preparing for graduate
                            Choices                                    applications and the selection
                                                                       process. Check out the schedule

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Global Experience
A giant step towards gaining
international competence
is offered through UniSA’s
Global Experience program.
you will learn to value cultural
differences, communicate easily
across cultures and develop a
range of skills and knowledge
required to live in an increasingly
connected and diverse global
community. UniSA is one of
the few Australian universities
to offer such a program and
participants gain valuable
experience through a variety of
extracurricular activities. These
activities can include expanding
your global knowledge through
workshops, volunteering,
language studies, mentoring and
participating in an international     ‘Global Experience has          ‘I never would have got      ‘My Global Experience
exchange. you can also develop        given me opportunities          this job if I hadn’t done    journey has been full of
essential skills for your career,
                                      to meet people with             the [Global Experience]      challenging, exciting,
including career management,
                                      similar goals, work in and      course and program.’         tough, and rewarding
networking and intercultural
communication, through the
                                      outside of my field of                                       experiences. Activities
course Global Experience              study as well as develop        Briony James, Bachelor of    such as the theory,
Professional Development (BUSS        myself personally and           Management (Human Resource   Santos Ltd professional
1056), which may be counted           professionally.’                Management)                  speakers, in-class
towards your UniSA degree.                                                                         workshops, assignments
                                      Jennifer Lee, Business Double                                and self-directed activities
For more information about            Degree (Human Resource                                       have all been coordinated
developing your studies through       Management & Marketing)                                      to give me the complete
involvement with the Global                                                                        package, with a global
Experience Program visit                                                                           focus.’

                                                                                                   Adam Tarca, Bachelor of
                                                                                                   Business (Management of
                                                                                                   Information Technology) and
                                                                                                   Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Applied Finance

Open Day 2010                                                           and specific skills necessary       as well as broaden, their skills
City West Campus: Sunday 15 August, 70 North Terrace, Adelaide          to make informed financial          developed in the Finance major.                                                    and management decisions.
                                                                        The program includes both           What does it take?
Career Information Session 2010                                         the general areas of personal       As financial and managerial
City West Campus: Wednesday 22 September at 5.00pm,                     and business finance, as well       decisions are being made in a
                                                                        as specialist areas that can be     dynamic environment, students
Business Degrees Information Session                                    further developed with electives    will need the ability to think
City West Campus: Wednesday 1 December at 5.00pm,                       available across a number of        logically and clearly. An interest (registration essential)                      business and allied areas.          in analysing, interpreting
                                                                                                            and reporting quantitative
                                                                        The Applied Finance program is      information is essential, together
                                                                        the longest established finance     with good verbal and written
SATAC code                           424051                             program in the state, providing     communication and interpersonal
UniSA program code                   DBBF                               suitably qualified finance          skills. The ability to take on
CRICOS code                                                             professionals for over 25 years.    leadership responsibilities is also
(international students only)        024191A                            Links with industry have allowed    important for this program, as
TER (February 2010 cut-off)          71.35                              this program to be continually      students are encouraged to
Program length                       3 years                            modified and updated to             form small groups as a basis for
Prerequisites                        None                               ensure it meets its objectives of   completing, submitting and/or
Assumed knowledge                    knowledge of Mathematical          providing well informed and well    presenting various assessment
                                     Studies and Specialist Maths       equipped graduates who are          requirements for courses within
                                     at SACE Stage 2 is generally       able to perform in a challenging,   the Applied Finance major.
                                     assumed. Nevertheless, students    dynamic and rewarding industry.     Successful completion of this
                                     are counselled on entry and                                            program requires a dedicated,
                                     where appropriate may be           What will I study?                  focused and driven approach
                                     advised to undertake a             The program requires students       to study, with efficient and
                                     bridging program.                  to complete an Applied              effective organisational skills
Home campus                          City West                          Finance major together with         being a critical component of this
Accepts Special Entry (STAT)         yes                                a core of business courses in       success. Such positive qualities
External study available             yes                                complementary areas including       are valuable to prospective
Part-time study available            yes                                accounting, economics,              employers, and are key skills for
TAFE credit available                yes                                information systems, law and        successful business graduates.
Honours study available              yes                                management. Specialist finance
Program fees                         Commonwealth supported             skills are developed in the         Who will employ me?
Program fees                                                            areas of financial mathematics,     Across Australia, employment
(international students only)        (A$) 19,880 per annum              financial markets and asset         opportunities in the financial
Scholarships available                valuation principles, business      services and allied areas are
                                                                        finance, personal finance,          excellent, with a number of
                                                                        international finance, portfolio    graduates currently occupying
Program overview                     professional staff to administer   management and risk analysis.       senior positions across a
Finance is a dynamic discipline      the finance function, analysing    Students typically complete         range of local, national and
specifically concerned with the      and interpreting a range           the core of business courses        international organisations.
borrowing, lending and investing     of information utilising           in the earlier periods with the     Graduates of the Bachelor of
of money by: individuals,            various technologies.              major Applied Finance courses       Applied Finance are able to work
financial institutions, businesses                                      studied on a progressive basis      in a range of industries and
and government organisations.        This allows them to assess         throughout the program.             sectors as a result of the varied
Each of these organisations          the needs of the organisation                                          knowledge and skills developed
operates within a dynamic            and the external environment       Elective courses from a number      throughout the program.
and complex framework,               in order to make decisions         of business disciplines are
encompassing issues arising at       that are consistent with its       completed from the second year      The combination of the
any or all of the local, national    objectives. The Bachelor of        of the program. The elective        Applied Finance major with
and international environments.      Applied Finance program equips     courses provide students with       electives taken in other
These organisations require          students with the general          an opportunity to enhance,          business disciplines provides

employment opportunities for          Honours
graduates in allied areas such        Students who complete the
as accounting, international          program with a Credit or higher
business, information                 grade point average may be
systems and marketing.                invited to undertake Honours.

Graduates of the program have         Program requirements
obtained employment in areas          FIRST YEAR
as diverse as: lending; retail,       Business and Society
investment and international          Accounting for Business
banking; corporate treasury and       Quantitative Methods
money markets; foreign currency       for Business
trading; funds management; risk       Principles of Economics
management; financial planning;       Derivatives and Securities Markets
and private financial consulting.     Macroeconomics
                                      Foundations of Business Law
Professional recognition              Communication and Information

                                                                           Andrew Christie
Graduates of the program satisfy      Systems in Business
the educational requirements
for membership of the Financial       SECOND YEAR
Services Institute of Australasia     Business Finance                     Bachelor of Applied Finance
FINSIA where they are working         Forecasting and Business Analysis    Job Title: Financial Planner
in the services industry. Students    Financial Planning                   Employer: Horizons Financial Group
completing Financial Planning         Management Principles
BANk 2008 and/or Applied              International Currency               ‘Take any opportunity to gain experience in your field
Financial Planning BANk 3005          and Banking Markets                  – whether it be part time work, or work experience –
satisfy the Tier 1 competency         Marketing Principles:
                                                                           while you’re studying. This will demonstrate to future
level requirements at both the        Trading and Exchange
knowledge and skills levels           Elective                             employers that you’re serious about working in the
for a number of the core              Elective                             industry. It will give you the opportunity to reinforce
competencies specified by the                                              the teaching and learning of your program and allow
government regulatory body,           THIRD YEAR                           you to decide whether the type of work is what you’re
the Australian Securities and         Portfolio and                        looking for in a career.’
Investments Commission ASIC.          Fund Management
Such competency requirements          Elective
are required in Australia to act as   Elective                             To read more Alumni Profiles please visit:
a representative of an Australian     Elective
financial services licensee.          Finance Specialism
Work Integrated Learning              Elective
In consultation with Career           Elective
Services at the University
and following feedback and
input from industry as well as
the accountants and finance
profession, students undertake
group presentations and peer
assessment of specific course
content. This has greatly assisted
students in improving their
confidence in undertaking
employment interviews and
interacting in class, with their
peers and colleagues.

                                                                           (08) 8302 2376 or 1300 UNINOW

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Open Day 2010                                                              What will I study?                    to be able to communicate
City West Campus: Sunday 15 August, 70 North Terrace, Adelaide             This program requires students to     with a range of people in a                                                       complete a major in accounting        range of environments. As their
                                                                           and encourages studies in             work often involves dealing
Career Information Session 2010                                            a complementary discipline            with confidential, important
City West Campus: Wednesday 22 September at 5.00pm,                        to strengthen employment              information about companies
                                                                           opportunities. Complementary          and individuals, accountants
Business Degrees Information Session                                       disciplines include marketing,        must also be trustworthy and
City West Campus: Wednesday 1 December at 5.00pm,                          management, information               have the ability to inspire (registration essential)                         systems, finance and                  confidence in others.
                                                                           international business. Non-
                                                                           business related areas such as        Who will employ me?
                                                                           languages can also be chosen.         This program gives students the
                                                                                                                 education and skills necessary
SATAC code                          424181                                 The first year of the program         to be an accountant in public
UniSA program code                  DBCC                                   provides important foundation         practice, commerce and
CRICOS code                                                                knowledge of business                 industry and the public sector,
(international students only)       015046G                                through studies of accounting,        including federal, state and local
TER (February 2010 cut-off)         70.00                                  business law, communications,         government, hospitals, and other
Program length                      3 years                                economics, information systems,       government authorities. Students
Prerequisites                       None                                   management and marketing.             may choose to work in the areas
Assumed knowledge                   None                                   From there, students expand           of account keeping, auditing,
Home campus                         City West                              and improve their understanding       secretarial or administrative
Accepts Special Entry (STAT)        yes                                    of business and accounting            work, management accounting,
External study available            yes                                    with studies exploring financial      taxation, liquidation and
Part-time study available           yes                                    and management accounting,            receivership, financial
TAFE credit available               yes                                    finance, taxation and company         management, forensic
Honours study available             yes                                    law, auditing, global business        accounting and litigation support.
Program fees                        Commonwealth supported                 issues and accounting theory.         The program also provides a
Program fees                                                               There is also the opportunity         sound qualification for careers
(international students only)       (A$) 19,880 per annum                  to undertake elective courses,        in business and management,
Scholarships available                   designed to enhance and               with equal employment
                                                                           broaden the university                opportunities for both female
                                                                           experience within other               and male accountants. Due to
Program overview                    These links prepare students           complementary areas of interest.      the continuing, high demand for
Commerce at UniSA allows            for a vibrant, challenging                                                   accountants, UniSA’s Commerce
students to master accounting,      career path, both locally and          What does it take?                    degree can lead to a range of
the language of business.           globally. This degree is designed      Because accounting operates           interesting and challenging
Students will be able to analyse    to enable students to fulfil           in a world of real events, an         career paths, both in Australia
and plan financial matters for      the essential functions of an          accountant needs to be aware of       and overseas. In many cases,
organisations from a range of       accountant and business advisor        the economic, political and social    successful UniSA Commerce
sectors. They will also learn       in commerce, government or             forces and changes that influence     students are offered employment
the skills that enable them to      public practice. Students will         their particular areas of activity.   before completing their degree.
manage and provide the essential    also develop an understanding          It is therefore essential to be
information that businesses need    of the economic, legal and             able to think clearly and logically   Professional recognition
to make successful financial        political influences that affect the   when applying the disciplines         This program satisfies the
and management decisions.           Australian and global business         and decision-making techniques        educational requirements for
The program provides strong         environment. UniSA Commerce            learned through university            Associate Membership with
links to industry, the accounting   graduates satisfy the academic         education. Students need to           CPA Australia and satisfies the
profession and its professional     requirements stipulated for            master the language of business.      educational requirements for
organisations, which keeps          entry into relevant professional                                             entry to the Institute of Chartered
the degree fresh, relevant,         accounting bodies and are              Accountants need to                   Accountants in Australia’s
recognised and respected.           equipped for life-long learning        communicate with words as             (ICCA) professional program
                                    to further enhance their skills.       well as numbers. They need            - the Chartered Accountants

Program (please refer to            THIRD YEAR
Notes 3 and 4 in the Program        Taxation Law 1 or Elective
Schedule). Graduation from this     Auditing Theory and Practice
program has been recognised         or Elective
by the Association of Chartered     Elective
Certified Accountants (ACCA)        Elective
as fulfilling requirements for      Global Issues for Accounting
maximum exemption in the            Issues in Accounting Theory
ACCA’s professional program.        Elective
Career focused assessment
» Commerce degree students
  benefit from undertaking
  career focused assessment.
  Students apply their knowledge
  and problem solving skills
  to assessment based on

                                                                   Jessica Tripodi
  industry requirements, such
  as case studies, reports
  and presentations.
                                                                   Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
» Students develop their written                                   Job Title: Consultant
  and verbal communication skills                                  Employer: PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  while studying autonomously
  and in teams to develop skills
                                                                   ‘I got my graduate position through vacation work
  highly regarded by industry.                                     with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in my third year of Uni.
                                                                   I began working with the firm whilst completing my
Program requirements                                               final year and have since continued working there as
FIRST YEAR                                                         a graduate. Set career goals and make them happen.
Accounting for Business
                                                                   Gain as much experience as possible in your industry
Communication and Information
Systems in Business
                                                                   and take all opportunities that you are presented with.’
Foundations of Business Law
Business and Society
                                                                   To read more Alumni Profiles please visit:
Financial Accounting 1
Quantitative Methods                                     
for Business
Marketing Principles:
Trading and Exchange
Principles of Economics

Management Accounting
Finance and Investment
Financial Accounting 2
Financial Accounting 3
Management Principles
Companies and Partnership Law
or Elective

                                                                   (08) 8302 2376 or 1300 UNINOW

Bachelor of Commerce,
Bachelor of Applied Finance

Open Day 2010                                                             Students typically complete          Successful completion of the
City West Campus: Sunday 15 August, 70 North Terrace, Adelaide            the core business courses            double degree program requires                                                      in the earlier study periods         a dedicated, focused and
                                                                          with the major courses               driven approach towards study,
Career Information Session 2010                                           studied on a progressive basis       with efficient and effective
City West Campus: Wednesday 22 September at 5.00pm,                       throughout the program.              organisational skills a crucial
                                                                                                               component of this success. Such
Business Degrees Information Session                                      In each of the commerce              positive qualities are valuable
City West Campus: Wednesday 1 December at 5.00pm,                         and finance disciplines, the         to prospective employers (registration essential)                        courses build on each other,         and are required skills for
                                                                          providing graduates with a           successful business graduates.
                                                                          sound understanding of the
                                                                          major concepts and principles        Who will employ me?
                                                                          relevant to each discipline.         Graduates of this program will
SATAC code                           424191                                                                    have employment opportunities
UniSA program code                   DBCB                                 Elective courses from a number       in financial and management
CRICOS code                                                               of business disciplines are          accounting, management
(international students only)        041701J                              studied from the second year         consulting, as well as taxation
TER (February 2010 cut-off)          70.00                                of the program. These elective       and auditing specialisations.
Program length                       4 years                              courses provide students with        In the financial services sector,
Prerequisites                        None                                 an opportunity to enhance and        a number of graduates have
Assumed knowledge                    knowledge of Mathematical            broaden their skills. Students       obtained employment in areas
                                     Studies and Specialist Maths         also have the opportunity            such as lending, retail and
                                     at SACE Stage 2 is generally         to complete a professional           investment banking, corporate
                                     assumed. Nevertheless, students      sequence of courses in commerce      treasury and money markets,
                                     are counselled on entry and          and finance, which can be            trading foreign currencies,
                                     where appropriate may be             used to meet the educational         funds management, risk
                                     advised to undertake a               requirements for entry into          management, financial planning
                                     bridging program.                    formal study programs offered        and private financial consulting.
Home campus                          City West                            by the industry professional
Accepts Special Entry (STAT)         yes                                  bodies, for example the Certified    Across Australia, a number
External study available             yes                                  Practising Accountant program        of double-degree graduates
Part-time study available            yes                                  conducted by CPA Australia.          currently occupy senior positions
TAFE credit available                yes                                                                       in a number of local, national
Honours study available              yes                                  What does it take?                   and global organisations. The
Program fees                         Commonwealth supported               As financial and managerial          global nature of accounting and
Program fees                                                              decisions are being made in a        finance provides opportunities to
(international students only)        (A$) 19,880 per annum                dynamic environment, students        use the program as a ‘passport’
Scholarships available                  will need the ability to think       to a range of careers available
                                                                          logically and clearly. An interest   in a range of locations.
                                                                          in analysing, interpreting
Program overview                     What will I study?                   and reporting quantitative           Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Commerce,            This program requires students to    information is essential, together   Graduates of this program
Bachelor of Applied Finance          complete both a Commerce and         with appropriate communication       may satisfy the educational
double degree responds               Applied Finance major, together      and interpersonal skills. The        requirements for membership of
to employer demands for              with a core of business courses in   ability to take on leadership        CPA Australia and the Institute
appropriately qualified executives   complementary areas including:       responsibilities is important        of Chartered Accountants in
in the accounting and finance        economics, information               for this program, as students        Australia ICAA depending on
professions. Over a terms of four    systems, law, management,            are encouraged to form small         the courses taken. This program
years, students will graduate with   marketing, accounting, statistics    groups as a basis for completing,    has been recognised by the
both accounting and finance          and communications.                  submitting and/or presenting         Association of Chartered Certified
degrees, providing opportunities                                          various assessment requirements.     Accountants ACCA as fulfilling
for accelerated career prospects.                                                                              the requirements for exemptions
                                                                                                               in the ACCA’s professional

program. Where the graduate           Program requirements
is working in the financial           FIRST YEAR
services industry the entry           Accounting for Business
requirements for membership of        Business and Society
the Financial Services Institute      Principles of Economics
of Australasia FINSIA are met         Quantitative Methods
by completing this program.           for Business
                                      Financial Accounting 1
Students completing Financial         Marketing Principles:
Planning BANk 2008 and/               Trading and Exchange
or Applied Financial Planning         Derivatives and Securities Markets
BANk 3005 satisfy the Tier 1          Macroeconomics
competency level requirements
at both the knowledge and skills      SECOND YEAR
levels for a number of the core       Financial Accounting 2
competencies specified by the         Foundations of Business Law
government regulatory body,           Business Finance

                                                                           Raphael Nguyen
the Australian Securities and         Management Accounting
Investments Commission ASIC.          Management Principles
Such competency requirements          Communication and Information
are required in Australia to act as   Systems in Business                  Bachelor of Commerce,
a representative of an Australian     Financial Accounting 3               Bachelor of Applied Finance
financial services licensee.          Elective                             Job title: Graduate Officer
                                                                           Employer: Department of Treasury and Finance
Work Integrated Learning              THIRD YEAR
In consultation with Career           Financial Planning                   ‘The idea of helping others to manage their finances
Services at the University            Forecasting and Business Analysis    always given me a buzz.
and following feedback and            Elective
input from industry as well as        Elective                             The teaching and learning services staff have been
the accounting and finance            Global Issues for Accounting         the key to my adapting to university life. I had been
profession, students undertake        International Currency and           away from academic institutions for ten years and they
group presentations and peer          Banking Markets                      connected me back to the university environment.
assessment of specific course         Elective
                                                                           Their workshops helped me get back into a study
content. This has greatly assisted    Corporations and Partnership
                                                                           routine and meet the academic level required of me. I
students in improving their           Law or Elective
confidence in undertaking                                                  now assist my peers to overcome their difficulties with
employment interviews and             FOURTH YEAR                          accountancy concepts.
interacting in class, with their      Portfolio and Fund Management        After three years, I can say I made the right decision to
peers and colleagues.                 Taxation Law 1 or Elective
                                                                           study at UniSA. It is such a vibrant place. Courses keep
                                      Auditing Theory and
Honours                               Practice or Elective
                                                                           evolving to keep up with the times. Best of all, it takes
Students who complete the             Elective                             students’ feedback seriously and constructively.’
program with a Credit or higher       Issues in Accounting Theory
grade point average may be            Finance Specialism
invited to undertake Honours.         Elective
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Entry requirements

For Undergraduate                    » Qualified for Special               UniSA Advantage                     For more information, visit
Bachelor Degrees and                   Entry and completed the             UniSA Advantage is a bonus
Associate Degrees                      Special Tertiary Admissions         points scheme that encourages       bonuspoints. you can also
Applicants are required to             Test (STAT). A personal             participation in education as       contact Future Student Enquiries
have one of the following              competencies statement and/         well as rewards achievement in      on phone (08) 8302 2376 or
qualifications:                        or employment experience            selected year 12 subjects that      1300 UNINOW (local call cost)
» Qualified for SACE; and              may also be considered              better prepare students for         or email
  – Recorded achievement in five     » Completed the University            university study. The scheme
  SACE subjects taken at stage 2       Foundation Studies program.         includes two strands –              Student contributions
  level; and                                                               Achievement and Aspire.             Student contributions are the
  – Included at least four Stage     Please note that some                                                     amount you pay towards the cost
  2 subjects which are approved      programs have prerequisites.          Achievement bonus points            of your program. The University
  Higher Education Selection         Applicants should check all entry     will automatically be awarded       determines the amount that you
  Subjects (HESS); and               requirements before applying.         if students score 10 or more        contribute within a range set by
  – Obtained a competitive TER       For some programs, applicants         in year 12 subjects relevant to     the Australian Government. The
» Completed interstate or            may also be required to attend        their intended UniSA program.       contribution that applies depends
  overseas qualifications that       an interview or present a folio.      Find out more here       on which courses you choose
  the University considers                                                 au/future/year12/bonuspoints        to study and the contribution
  equivalent to the SACE             For more information on                                                   band in which those courses
» Completed the International        entry requirements, visit             Aspire bonus points are awarded     are classified. The amount of
  Baccalaureate Diploma                       automatically to students who       your student contribution also
» Completed or partly completed                                            attend a school recognised by       depends on the unit value
  a recognised higher education      Participation and Access              UniSA as ‘under represented’        of your courses of study (the
  program at a recognised            UniSA offers various programs         with respect to students going      equivalent full-time student load
  higher education institution       and services to assist rural and/or   on to higher education. Students    (EFTSL) value of the course).
» Completed at least four Open       socio-economically disadvantaged      from rural and remote areas are
  Universities Australia (OUA)       students, Indigenous Australians      also eligible for automatic bonus
  courses at the appropriate level   and people with a disability. For     points while those students on
» Completed an award from            more information, contact (08)        School Card (or state equivalent)
  TAFE or from another registered    8302 2376 or 1300 UNINOW              and/or youth Allowance, and
  training organisation at AQF       or email           who do not attend a recognised
  Certificate IV or above                                                  school, can apply for bonus
                                                                           points by downloading an
                                                                           application form at

As per the Australian Government guidelines, the student contribution amounts for 2010 are:

 Band                                Fields of study                                                           Student contribution
 National priorities                 Mathematics, statistics, science                                          A$4,249
 Band 1                              Humanities, behavioural science, social studies, education,               A$5,310
                                     nursing, foreign languages, visual and performing arts
 Band 2                              Computing, built environment, health,                                     A$7,567
                                     engineering, surveying, agriculture
 Band 3                              Law, accounting, commerce, administration, economics,                     A$8,859
                                     dentistry, medicine, veterinary science

 Note: these amounts are for 1 EFTSL in 2010. The student contribution amounts for 2011 will be advised by the Federal Government in
 October 2010, and these will be available to view via at that time.


WHAT WILL yOU STUDy?                  HOW DOES yOUR                       UNISA GLOSSARy                        SATAC Guide
                                      PROGRAM WORk?                                                             A publication that lists every
Associate degree                                                          Assumed knowledge                     program offered by South
An award for completing               Major                               Some first-year courses               Australian higher education
a two-year (or part-time              A set of related courses which      require knowledge of certain          institutions. The SATAC Guide
equivalent) tertiary program.         comprises 36 units of study         SACE Stage 2 subjects.                provides information about the
                                      within a Bachelor degree.                                                 selection process and includes
Direct Entry                                                              Free Electives                        instructions on how to apply
Programs for which applications       Sub-major                           A course chosen from any on           and is available every year from
are not processed through SATAC       A set of related courses which      offer outside your Division,          newsagents Australia-wide.
but are made direct to UniSA.         comprises between 19 and            provided that individual course
                                      35 units of study within a          prerequisites are met. Free           Special Entry (STAT)
Bachelor degree                       Bachelor degree. In some            elective courses are designed         Special Tertiary Admissions
A program of three or more years      programs these may be called        to broaden your knowledge             Test (STAT) is an alternative
duration (or part-time equivalent).   ‘general studies sub-majors’.       and skills beyond your                tertiary admissions test for
Bachelor degree programs                                                  professional field of study.          people who do not have a
provide the relevant qualifications   Minor                                                                     recent year 12 certificate.
for many professions.                 A set of related courses which      CRICOS code
                                      comprises up to 18 units of         Code identifying that a UniSA         TER (Tertiary Entrance Rank)
Honours                               study within a Bachelor degree.     program has been registered on        A ranking of all students who
An advanced year of study             In some programs these              the Commonwealth Register             have completed SACE in a
in business, management,              may be called ‘cognates’.           of Institutions and Courses for       particular year. The minimum
commerce, or marketing during                                             Overseas Students (CRICOS).           TER required for the previous year
which students specialise in a        Program                                                                   is often a guide to how well you
chosen area of study. Students        Award in which you are              Division                              will need to perform to gain entry
who complete a Bachelor               enrolled, eg Bachelor of Arts.      UniSA is split into four academic     into a particular program. TERs
degree, with a Credit or higher                                           Divisions – Business; Education,      can vary from year to year and
grade point average may apply         Course                              Arts and Social Sciences; Health      should be used as a guide only.
to undertake Honours.                 A component of study                Sciences; and Information
                                      within a program (previously        Technology, Engineering
Graduate Certificate                  known as a ‘subject’).              and the Environment – each
An award for completing a                                                 offering a range of specialised
postgraduate program of at            Unit                                programs and courses.
least six months in duration          A value assigned to a course
(or part-time equivalent).            which measures the amount of        Prerequisites
                                      work involved in that course.       Are SACE Stage 2 (year
Graduate Diploma                      Full-time students normally         12) subjects, or equivalent
An award for completing a             undertake 36 units of study per     qualifications which are required
postgraduate program of at            year (18 units per study period).   for admission into the program.
least one year in duration
(or part-time equivalent).                                                SACE
                                                                          Is the South Australian Certificate
Master degree                                                             of Education or a recognised
A postgraduate degree                                                     equivalent qualification.
undertaken after completion
of a Bachelor degree (normally
with Honours) which focuses
on one area of specialisation.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
programs normally extend
over three years (or part-
time equivalent) and involve
significant research work.
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