Bachelor of Accounting

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DURATION 3 years full time

STUDY MODE Face to face

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS As a minimum, applicants must have successfully completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent. For country specific requirements, go to the entry requirement page

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT IELTS (Academic) overall score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent

INTAKE April, August, January


The Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) is designed to align with the core Vision of Lyons College, and to develop graduates who have:

• A breadth of insight into current scholarly approaches to accounting, finance, statistics, forecasting and risk management.

• The requisite skills and attributes to meet evolving business challenges.

Graduates of the Lyons College Bachelor of Accounting course will be thoroughly prepared for a broad range of career opportunities.


The Bachelor of Business with the Accounting major is accredited by:

• CPA Australia

• CA ANZ – Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to apply for Associate membership of CPA Australia and for Provisional membership of CA ANZ. You will also be eligible to apply for entry into the CPA Program of CPA Australia and the CA Program of the CA ANZ.


The course is expected to achieve dual intended outcomes for students: first, to offer a comprehensive program that contains an appropriate balance of general and specialised knowledge and skills to produce well-rounded graduates; and second, to foster a range of transferable skills that will enhance graduate employability. These include critical thinking, financial literacy, communication skills, teamwork and relevant technical skills.

Lyons College’s intention for the course is to produce graduates who know how to be critically informed on technical and general issues, and have a flexible and mature approach that allows them to adapt to the particularities of the environments they find themselves in. The knowledge and skills developed will allow students to solve complex problems and communicate suggestions that are responsive to the contexts and communities in which they work.

Lyons College Bachelor of Accounting graduates are expected to find employment across the corporate sector, industry, government and in non-profit organisations, among others.

This degree is expected to offer potential employment opportunities in the following fields:

• Financial accountant: Financial decision-making through collecting, analysing, investigating, and reporting financial data

• Management accountant: Budgeting and assisting organisations to improve profitability and growth

• Business finance analyst: Analysing and summarising financial data to anticipate possible future risks and possibilities and suggesting mechanisms for mitigating any risks and to provide information to executives, managers and stakeholders to assist them in making financial decisions

• Business Consultancy: Improving the overall performance of a business by assessing its weaknesses and proposing solutions

• Auditing Consultancy or Auditor: Protecting a company’s assets and quality by ensuring compliance with internal and external control procedures and regulations

• Tax Advisory: Providing advice to individual or business clients to ensure they manage their legally required taxation obligations.


Enrolment does not guarantee any successful academic outcome. Successful completion of the course does not guarantee any employment outcome. Enrolment does not guarantee any immigration outcome.




Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Semester 1 ACC101
Principles of Accounting
Corporations Law
Auditing and Assurance
Business Communications
Corporate Finance
Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
Principles of Economics
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Elective 2
Managing Organisations
Business Information Systems
Elective 3
Semester 2 LAW101
Business Law
Taxation Law
Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues
Business Statistics
Financial Instruments and Markets
Accounting Analysis and Business Valuation
Accounting Information Systems
Corporate Accounting
Integrative Group Project
Cost and Management Accounting
Elective 1 Elective 4

Tuition Fees

Students will be charged in accordance with the final fee structure outlined in their individual Student Agreement. There will be no change to the tuition fee for a student once that student has signed an individual Student Agreement. Lyons College has set the following indicative tuition fees for 2020 and 2021. For further information, please refer to the HE Fees and Charges Policy, which is available on Lyons College website as well as in the Policies and Procedures section of this handbook.


Year 2020 2021
Cost per Unit AU $2,100 AU $2,205
Full Year Cost AU $16,800 AU $17,640


Non-Tuition Fees and Charges

Fee Type Description Amount AU$
Enrolment Fee Payable upon acceptance of an offer of admission

(May be waived at Lyons College’s discretion)

Change of Course Fee Payable upon acceptance of a change of course to a different discipline or level. $300.00
Reassessment Fee Payable on student having their study outcomes reassessed $0.00
Deferral of Study Fee Payable when a student’s enrolment has been deferred $0.00
Reinstatement Fee Payable when a student’s enrolment has been suspended due to non-payment of tuition fees. $300.00
Late Payment Fee Payable when there is any outstanding balance remaining for tuition fees as stipulated in the Student Agreement or Fee Payment Agreement. 1 to 7 days

8 to 14 days

15 to 21 days

22 to 28 days





Replacement Statement of Attainment Payable when a student requests a replacement Statement of Attainment $25.00
Replacement Testamur Payable when a student requests a replacement Testamur $50.00
Printing and Photocopying Payable by student for printing and photocopying using their PaperCut account A4 Black and white single sided

A4 Black and white double sided

A4 Colour single sided

A4 Colour double sided

A3 Black and white single sided

A3 Black and white double sided

A3 Colour single sided

A3 Colour double sided










For further information, please refer to the HE Fees and Charges Policy, which is available on Lyons College website as well as in the Policies and Procedures section of this handbook.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Accounting Course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements.

Applicants must meet the following English language requirements:

  • English proficiency

Students are required to meet both academic entry and English proficiency requirements.

In addition to the English language requirement, all applicants must meet the following one of the following entry requirements:

  • Applicants with higher education study

Successful completion of at least one year of a higher education course at an Australian higher education provider (at AQF level 7) within the last 10 years.

  • Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Successful completion of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) award at Certificate IV or higher at an Australian Registered Training Organisation (or equivalent) or higher education provider

(within the last 10 years)

  • Applicants with work and life experience

Lyons College will not consider work experience alone as a prerequisite for admission

  • Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) with required minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 60 or successful completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points.

For further details, please refer to the HE Admissions Policy and HE Admissions Procedure, which is available on Lyons College website.

English Language Requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants must meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements. Apart from the English language proficiency requirements, students are also required to meet the educational qualification requirements set out below.

Students must provide certified evidence that they have met the minimum English language proficiency requirements. The test results must have been officially obtained within 12 months of the proposed commencement date for the course.

Below are the minimum requirements which must be assessed as part of the Admissions process under the Admissions Policy and Procedure (HE):

Approved English
Proficiency Test
Minimum Requirement
IELTS (Academic only) 6.0 (or better)

(no component lower than 5.5)

TOEFL (internet based) Overall score 60-78 with minimum scores: Reading 12, Listening 11, Speaking 17, Writing 20;
Pearson (PTE Academic) 50 (or better)

(with no communicative score less than 46)

Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill


The traditional path isn’t the only way for you. Lyons College pathway program provides with you a range of vocational courses that lead to higher education study.


Vocational Education Pathways

Certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses at Lyons College not only help to gain the practical skills you need for excellent job prospects, but also provide credit towards Lyons College 66


Sample plan

Joanna wants to apply the Bachelor of Accounting. She has completed Year 12, but her grades is insufficient for entry into the bachelor degree.


Diploma of Leadership and Management

Duration:  1 Year

Joanna enrolls in Lyons College Diploma course.


Bachelor of Accounting

Joanna successfully completes the Diploma, and achieves her target to enter the bachelor course.


Courses Lyons College Higher Education Program Number of Unit Exemptions
Diploma of Leadership and Management


Bachelor of Accounting 5 Units from Bachelor Course
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management Bachelor of Accounting 9 Units from Bachelor Course

Key Dates

Trimester dates for 2021 will be confirmed prior to December 2020. Below are the indicative trimester dates for 2021: