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Course Structure

Bachelor of Accounting
AQF Level
Upon completion this award is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.
Course Code
Units of Study

Course Fees

Tuition Fees 2019

Course Name CRICOS Code Recommended Retail Price Number of Subjects Duration (years) Current Sold Price*
Bachelor of Accounting 062949M $44,880 24 3 $37,800
Associate Degree in Accounting 070346E $29,920 16 2 $25,200
Diploma of Accounting 070347D $14,960 8 1 $12,600

* The “Current Sold Price” is a promotional offer for 2019. UBSS can vary the RRP and any discounted offers at its discretion in-line with requirements of the Higher Education Support Act (HESA).

Ancillary Fees

Item Fee ($AUD)
Enrolment Fee (International Students) $200.00
Deferral Fee $100.00
Supplementary Exam Fee (per subject) $200.00
Student Card Replacement $20.00
Replacement: UBSS Testamur – collected from GCA $30.00
Replacement: UBSS Testamur – local mail $40.00
Replacement: UBSS Testamur – international mail $50.00
Replacement: UBSS AHEGS Statement – collected from GCA $30.00
Replacement: UBSS AHEGS Statement  – local mail $40.00
Replacement: UBSS AHEGS Statement  – international mail $50.00
Late Payment of Tuition Fees Fine:  UBSS (post census date) $250.00
Replacement Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) (UBSS Fee-Help Students) $20.00
Academic Dress Hire (for attendance at UBSS graduation ceremonies (non-refundable for non-attendance) $100.00
  • All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars ($AUD) and are inclusive of GST where applicable.
  • Course availability is subject to minimum numbers. The enrolment fee is non-refundable.
  • Please see GCA Refund and Cancellation Policy for full details.
  • Per trimester cost is calculated at 4 subjects per trimester (x2 trimesters per year) over three years.
  • Fees can be paid six monthly in advance by Credit Card/Debit Card (Mastercard & Visa Only)
  • Promotional tuition Fee per trimester ( 4 subjects) AUD$6,300
  • Discount single subject fee AUD$1,575                           

Entry Requirements

Domestic Students

If you are a domestic student you can apply online direct to UBSS.  Our friendly student service assistants will get back to you within 2 working days to discuss your eligibility. For domestic students there are four new entry pathways into your UBSS course:

  • Recent High School Leaver with ATAR (within 2 years) 
  • Transfer from other universities 
  • VET study pathway 
  • Work and life experience

Admission to the Bachelor of Accounting (complete 24 units), Diploma level or Associate Degree (respectively AQF Levels 5-7) require the completion of The NSW Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of 67.95.

International Students

Students who complete Bachelor degree level qualifications from overseas institutions will be required to submit their qualifications for AEI-NOOSR assessment to provide a statement of equivalency. This assessment is also required to provide Credit Transfer for the UBSS professionally accredited courses. Applicants who submit qualifications that are not included above will have their qualifications considered by the Dean and/or Academic Board to ensure appropriate entry standards are maintained.

English Requirements

In addition, applicants who have not completed a minimum of an AQF Level 5 (Diploma) level qualification in Australia or completed senior secondary certificate in Australia, must prove adequate English language proficiency by obtaining a minimum score of from one of the following:

  • IELTS Score of 6.0;
  • TOEFL Test of Written English (TWE) 550 with a written score of 5;
  • TOEFL (Computer-based): 213; TOEFL (Internet-based): 80;
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) “B”
  • Grade or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) “C” Grade;
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic: PTE): 54.

How to apply

All course and enrolment inquiries are handed by the Admissions Centre. To apply for any course at UBSS complete our application form

Before submitting your application form please ensure that:

  • You have selected the course you want to study
  • You have selected the date you would like to start.
  • You have certified electronic copies of your personal identification documents, academic certificate of completion and academic transcripts. 

Letter of Offer

You will be contacted by one of our friendly admissions staff after submitting your application. Successful applicants will receive a letter of offer from the admissions centre which includes your course information and course fees.

Accepting Offer

If you have received an unconditional offer you can accept straight away by logging into the UBSS student portal  to accept your offer.

If you have received a conditional offer, this usually means you need to send us more documents or talk to the admissions staff on the details provided on the conditional letter of offer, to show you meet the minimum academic requirements to enter UBSS. This should be done at your earliest convenience.

International Students

If you are an international student, a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will be issued upon receiving your fees. The CoE is required if you are outside Australia and intend to apply for a student visa. Please be aware that the processing of your visa may take 6 weeks or more.

Study Intake Dates UBSS has three (3) intake dates per year, which provide flexibility for new students. Each trimester accepts new students at UBSS. New student applications should be received at least one week prior to the commencement date for each trimester.

UBSS 2018 trimester commence dates are:

  • Trimester 1; January 22nd
  • Trimester 2; May 14th
  • Trimester 3; September 3rd

New students are to ensure they are available to attend the orientation prior to the commencement of trimester.

Career Opportunities

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    HR Project Management Events/facilities/project management
    HR Policy Development Communications


CPA and CA Accreditation

The CPA and CA accredits the Bachelor or Accounting course, and this accreditation is dependent on you completing  all accounting subjects that the CPA and CA has identified as covering all core competencies for its accreditation. These subjects are detailed in the Bachelor of Accounting course structure (marked with a *) and must be completed to obtain CPA and CA accreditation for your course.

If you do not complete all of these CPA and CA required subjects, then your degree will not be recognised by the CPA CA. 

Note: 'completion' means that you either a) enrolled in the CPA CA subject and completed it at UBSS, or b) were granted an exemption (credit transfer) by UBSS staff based on previous study that covered the same subject content at a comparable level. 


Further explanation is provided in the UBSS Academic Policies & Procedures manual. Note that CPA accreditation means that when you graduate (having completed the core competencies and 24 subjects of the Bachelor of Accounting degree), you will be eligible for Associate Membership status with the CPA.

To obtain membership status (and put CPA after your name), you will be also required to complete the CPA professional program after graduation.

Details are on the CPA  Australia website 

Choose the industry accredited accounting degree

Learn skills from specialised academics and industry professionals across business accounting, IT for accounting, business communication, taxation law, corporate accounting and more.

A fast-track option is available provided students enrol in twelve (12) subjects per year (includes Optional trimester).  International students must enrol in a full-time study load across the three trimesters to ensure they complete within their CoE period.

This degree may be completed in 2 years full-time where Credit Transfer is granted for up to twelve subjects for relevant prior study or as agreed with academic leadership. 

Year 1

Trimester 1

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit Points
BAP12 Accounting for Business 3
BAS22 Advanced Business Communication 3
BAC11 Information Technology for Accountants 3
BAC21 Quantitative Methods 3
Year 1

Trimester 2

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit Points
BBM265 Organisation Behavior 3
BAP53 Corporate Finance 3
BAP11 Principals of Accounting 3
BAS11 Business Economics 3
Year 2

Trimester 1

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit Points
BBC131 Business Law 3
BAP22 Management Accounting 3
BAP61 Stakeholder Values & Ethics 3
BAP62 Issues in Financial Reporting 3
Year 2

Trimester 2

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit Points
BAS51 Dimensions of the Knowledge Society 3
BAC31 Company and Associations Law 3
BAP71 Accounting Information Systems 3
BAP31 Taxation Law and Practice 1 3
Year 3

Trimester 1

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit Points
BAP51 Taxation Law and Practice 2 3
BAC51 Cost Management 3
BBM310 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
BAP32 Corporate Accounting 3
Year 3

Trimester 2

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit Points
BAC61 Capstone 3
BAP61 Auditing & Assurance 3
BAP42 Financial Statements & Investment Analysis 3
BAP21 Financial Accounting Theory 3