No matter what career you choose, basic skills in accounting will enhance your financial literacy, enabling you to participate more effectively in the world of commerce either as an employee, a business owner or an investor.

Studying accounting will equip you to understand:

  • Different types of business structures
  • Key financial concepts used in financial reporting and the business analysis
  • How transactions are recorded to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial accounts
  • How to assess the financial strength and risk of companies in which you might invest

The following breadth tracks are available to students enrolled in a non-Commerce degree:

Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting (3 subject track)

Offers sufficient accounting and finance to gain a basic level of financial literacy with an emphasis on the operation of finance markets. Students enrolling in this breadth track must have completed VCE Units 3/4 Mathematical Methods, with a minimum study score of 25.

First year

ACCT10001 Accounting Reports and Analysis

FNCE10001 Finance 1

Second year
FNCE20001 Business Finance

Please refer to the University Handbook for more information on this breadth track. These subjects are not approved as breadth for Bachelor of Commerce students. Note that breadth tracks are designed to be taken as a sequence, so higher year subjects will have prerequisites.

Forensic Accounting (3 subject track)

Offers a moderate level of financial literacy, along with the understanding of the incidence and nature of financial fraud.

First year

ACCT10001 Accounting Reports and Analysis

ACCT10002 Introductory Financial Accounting

Second year
ACCT20006 Business Forensics and Fraud

Please refer to the University Handbook for more information on this breadth track. These subjects are not approved as breadth for Bachelor of Commerce students. Note that breadth tracks are designed to be taken as a sequence, so higher year subjects will have prerequisites.