Bachelor of Commerce

Program code

1337

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
4 years part-time
FT equivalent offered over 2 years

Credit points

240

Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

Why choose this program?

You will gain the technical skills and knowledge to pursue a career in accounting, financial planning, finance or economics. In your first year, you will explore the core skills and concepts of commerce including accounting, economics, business statistics, and management. In your second year, you will build on this knowledge with your chosen major.

You can choose a single major, which will give you specialist skills in one profession, or expand your expertise with a second commerce major, or additional major, including management, marketing, politics and public policy and international business.

If you are not sure which majors to choose just yet, that is okay. Once you enrol you can try some different courses before you choose the combination that is right for you.

Fast-track

At Logan, you can fast-track your commerce degree and be ready for the job market sooner. You can complete this degree in two years studying on a three-trimester per year basis (four courses per trimester). Fast track majors at Logan include Accounting and Financial Planning.

Commerce majors

You will complete one of the following majors:

  • Accounting (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan)
  • Economics (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Finance (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Financial Planning (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan)

You can also choose to complete a Tax minor which is recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board.

Additional majors
  • Asian Business (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Employment Relations (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Online, South Bank)
  • Event Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Human Resource Management (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Online)
  • International Business (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Management (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Online)
  • Marketing (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Politics and Public Policy (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Real Estate and Property Development (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Sport Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Sustainable Enterprise (Nathan)
  • Tourism Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Commerce will be offered full-time (over six trimesters) and part-time (over twelve trimesters) as an intensive program that will be delivered in an on-campus mode at Logan campus.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

Accounting
You will be equipped for a career in a range of private, public sector or not-for-profit organisations where you could work in areas such as accounting, administration, auditing, business management, commercial and taxation law, managerial accounting, and taxation. Opportunities exist for exciting and challenging careers locally, nationally and internationally.

Financial Planning
You will be ready for a career as a financial planner, financial advisor or controller, or stockbroker. You will also find opportunities in insurance and superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.

Program accreditation

Depending on the courses you complete you can graduate with a degree accredited by:

Professional recognition

Professional recognition will vary depending upon the courses you complete.

  • Accounting major: Completion of the Bachelor of Commerce, along with completion of the courses required for Accounting accreditation, provides exemptions from the ACCA Foundation Level Exams F1-F9.
  • Financial Planning major: Graduates will be eligible for admission to the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Australia's CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERĀ® Certification Program.
  • Finance major: The Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to site for the CFA exams.
  • Taxation minor: Graduates who complete the Taxation Minor meet the education requirements for registration as a Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Commerce (1337)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 28.5 $356.25 $28,500.00
2019 Fee Band 27.5 $343.75 $27,500.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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