What you can expect from undergraduate study in Accounting
The ratings that appear on this site were published in the 2013 editions of the Good Universities Guides.
What you're in for
On average, how tough is it to get into Accounting courses?
Very Easy|Easy|Average|Tough|Very Tough
Who does undergraduate courses in Accounting?
|Number of students||30,403|
|Percent of students over 25 years||21%|
|Percent of students from non-English speaking backgrounds||65%|
|Number of international students||17,423|
|Percent studying part time||78%|
|Percent studying externally||11%|
|Coming direct from school||56%|
Average tuition fees for international students $62,718 per annum
Graduates views of the course experience
|Development of generic skills|
"Graduate employment rates decreased in 2010, suggesting that despite the skills shortages in the accounting profession, as well as the introduction of more cadetships, employers may still be looking for more experienced professionals to fill vacancies. Overall graduate satisfaction levels are average. The mean starting salary for graduates was $46,153, a slight increase on the 2009 average. Around 21 per cent of 2009 accounting graduates went on to further study before seeking full-time employment, while among those who did gain employment, most were in private practice or private industry."
What salary can I expect?
|Graduate starting salary||$47,824|
Will I get a job?
|Percentage of graduates looking for job who did not find full time work four months after graduation||35%|
Where graduates go when they do get jobs:
Will I need to go on to further study?
|How many graduates immediately go on to further study?||24%|
How difficult is it to get into undergraduate courses in Accounting?
View entry toughness to non-combined courses.
Do institutions differ in how they teach Accounting?
Yes. The following 120 campuses all provide Accounting courses. Click on the campus name to find out more about the individual campuses. Click on the University name to see how their Accounting courses rate and compare.
CRICOS Provider IDs: 00885B, 00873F, 00004G, 00112C
CRICOS Provider IDs: 02879F, 02984E, 03032A, 03085K
CRICOS Provider IDs: 00005F, 025973E, 01947G
CRICOS Provider IDs: 00219C (QLD), 01315F (NSW), 01624D (VIC)
CRICOS Provider IDs: 00115M
CRICOS Provider IDs: 00008C
CRICOS Provider IDs: 00213J
CRICOS Provider IDs: 01241G, 02621K, 03135E
CRICOS Provider IDs: 00244B, 02225M
CRICOS Provider IDs: 00102E