Central Queensland University
The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business opens the door to a career in a number of areas in the business, accounting and finance industries including roles in:
human resources management
auditing and assurance
This course is accredited by the Certified Practising Accountant Australia body and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and meets the membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants – Restricted Member IPA status. These organisations accredit each campus individually so please check the current status of accreditation for your desired study location.
For eligibility criteria for membership of the professional bodies visit:
As a graduate of this course, you may also be eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the Member level and may be eligible to apply for registration with the Tax Agents Board provided you meet the board’s study and work experience requirements.
If you complete the financial planning specialisation of this course you will meet the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s RG146 training standard and may be eligible for membership in the Financial Planning Association.
For more information relating to RG146 and FPA eligibility please visit:
Depending on your chosen area of study there are a number of professional associations that you may be eligible to apply for.
As a marketing graduate, you may be eligible for membership in the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society.
Upon completion of the Management major, you may be eligible for membership with the Australian Institute of Management.
The Property major is accredited by the Australian Property Institute. When you have successfully completed the course you will be eligible for Associate membership and Certified Property Practitioner certification upon completion of a period of approved professional experience.
|Institution Name||Central Queensland University|
|Campus Location||On-Campus, Online|
|Course Duration||4 years full-time, 8 years part-time|
|Course University||Central Queensland University|
CQ University Australia has been on a phenomenal trajectory in recent years and its remarkable growth in student numbers, new courses, new campuses, infrastructure and reputation has seen it emerge as one of Australia’s truly great universities.Originally founded in Rockhampton in 1967, as the Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) Capricornia, it was granted full University status in 1992 and was named the University of Central Queensland. The University rebranded to CQUniversity in 2009 and now has more than 30 000 students. It has firmly established itself as one of the largest universities based in regional Australia, with campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney and Townsville. Along with these campuses, the University also operates study centres in Biloela, Broome, Busselton, Charters Towers, Karratha and Yeppoon, and delivers programs in Cooma, Geraldton and Port Pirie, thanks to partnerships with the respective university centres in those communities.
In 2014, CQUniversity merged with CQ TAFE bringing together more than 175 years of combined experience in the delivery of education and training and establishing Queensland’s first comprehensive, dual sector university. As a result, CQ University now delivers more than 300 education and training offerings, from short courses and certificates, through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. Study areas include apprenticeships, trades and training, business, accounting and law, creative, performing and visual arts, education and humanities, engineering and built environment, health, information technology and digital media, psychology, social work and community services, science and environment, and work and study preparation. As a pioneer in the delivery of distance education, CQ University also continues to be a leader in this area with almost half of the current student cohort made up of students studying off-campus, many of whom are based in rural and remote areas.
After more than half a century working with stakeholders in regional Australia, CQ University is now a renowned research institution in several key disciplines and the benchmark leader for how universities should engage and collaborate with communities and industry. Its applied research focus is oriented towards real-world outcomes, with the purpose of providing solutions to challenges and identifying new opportunities for advancement in our regions and beyond.In 2015, this research focus saw CQ University achieve Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results of ‘at’, ‘above’ or ‘well above’ world standard in 14 different categories of research including mathematical sciences, applied mathematics, psychological and cognitive services, nursing, medical and health services, agriculture, environmental science, medical and health science, and mechanical engineering.
CQ University is proud to be recognised as Australia’s most inclusive university with some of the highest ratios of students from disadvantaged, mature age, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and first-in-family backgrounds. This inclusive approach and commitment to access and participation mean the University defines itself by who it embraces, rather than who it excludes.Graduates from CQ University also have some of the best employment outcomes in Australia, with recent data released by the Graduate Outcomes Survey indicating that 79.9 per cent of domestic undergraduate students find full-time employment within four months of graduation, compared to the national average of 71.9 per cent. Data released by the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) also shows that CQ University outperforms the majority of Australian universities when it comes to the overall student experience and graduate salary outcomes.
CQ University places a strong emphasis on social innovation and global outreach and fosters a number of key partnerships with communities, industry and government, both in Australia and overseas. This commitment to engagement and social advancement has led to CQ University being recognised as Australia’s first and only Change maker Campus by Ashoka U, an exclusive global social innovation group made up of only 40 education institutions across the world.
CQ University’s unique vision for diversity, outreach, engagement, research, learning and teaching, and inclusiveness, combined with its growth aspirations and continued expansion of student success, research excellence, social innovation and community engagement, has led to it being recognised within the top 600 universities in the world by the prestigious Times Higher Education World Rankings, and among the world’s best ‘young universities’ by both the Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings.