Bachelor of Financial Planning/Bachelor of Accounting

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  • Objectives
    On successful completion of this program, students should be able to: 1. Understand the roles and work of financial planners. 2. Understand the Australian legal and regulatory framework in which financial planners and accountants operate. 3. Understand and apply theories of investment, portfolio management and (investment and insurance) risk management. 4. Understand the Australian taxation system so as to be able to give sound advice on tax strategies. 5. Understand the operation of superannuation; and identify and analyse taxation implications on the retirement needs of individuals. 6. Understand estate planning and how the Australian social security system is impacted by different income streams. 7. Understand the composition and interpretation of financial reports 8. Understand how to make resource allocation decisions using the major management accounting and costing techniques available 9. Understand the role, responsibilities and limitations of auditors. 10. Integrate the various financial plan components to construct a comprehensive financial plan for a fictitious client.
  • Entry requirements
    Domestic students - Prerequisites: nil; Recommended study: English and maths
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Financial Planning/Bachelor of Accounting
  • Course description

    About Financial Planning/Accounting

    Financial Planning and Accounting is the kind of career that can take you anywhere.  From computer auditing to taxation planning to treasury, an accounting degree gives you endless career possibilities.

    CQUniversity's Bachelor of Financial Planning/Bachelor of Accounting is an excellent preparation for your career. As well as helping you to develop excellent technical skills, our degree will hone your analytic and problem-solving abilities, and help you become an effective communicator across a range of media. Your studies will have a wide base, including such areas as computing, economics and management, taxation and commercial law,  superannuation, investment management, risk management and estate planning so that you will have the skills you need to work in many different areas.

    The final year of the program contains a set of integrating courses, designed to develop analytical and strategic skills.

    Career Opportunities

    Modern professional accountants and Financial Planners are multi-skilled and dynamic. They enjoy a wide range of career opportunities in areas such as assurance services, consulting services, information technology (IT) services, forensic accounting, international accounting, strategic management, taxation and financial planning within the private or banking sector.

    Given the need for financial accountability and cost effective decision making in just about every organisation throughout the world, qualified accountants and Financial Planners are essential to international businesses, rock bands, government departments, sporting teams, small businesses, multinational corporations and dot-com start ups. With the growing complexity in financial markets, changes in the superannuation law and the growing needs of the individuals to maintain their chosen lifestyle, the need for expert knowledge in planning financial wealth has increased.

    Professional Accreditation

    The Faculty is currently seeking accreditation for this program with the financial planning professional bodies of Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) as well as the accounting professional bodies of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the National Institute of Accountants.  Some of these organisations accredit each campus individually, so students should check the current status of accreditation for their desired location.

    Program Structure

    Students must complete 32 courses/192 units of credit:

        * 29 core courses; and
        * 3 elective courses taken from any 6 credit undergraduate course from the Faculty of Business and Informatics.

    Year 1
    Course Code     Course Name

    Term 1
    ACCT11057     Principles of Accounting
    COIS11011     Foundations of Business Computing
    HRMT11010     Organisational Behaviour
    MRKT11029     Marketing

    Term 2
    ECON11026    Principles of Economics
    FINC11001      Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning
    LAWS11030    Introductory and Contract Law
    STAT11048      Essential Statistics

    Year 2
    Course Code     Course Name

    Term 1
    ECON19033    Macroeconomics
    FINC19011     Business Finance
    FINC19016     Retirement and Superannuation
    LAWS19033    Taxation Law and Practice A

    Term 2
    FINC19012     Investment Analysis and Risk Management
    FINC19015     Risk Management and Derivatives
    FINC19018     Estate and Succession Planning
    FINC19019     Insurance Planning

    Year 3
    Course Code     Course Name

    Term 1
    ACCT11059     Using Accounting for Decision Making
    FINC19017     Advanced Financial Planning
    MGMT19114    Strategic Management

    Term 2
    ACCT19062     Issues in Financial Reporting
    ACCT19084     Financial Accounting
    FINC19020      Financial Plan Construction
    LAWS19032    Company & Association Law

    Year 4
    Course Code     Course Name

    Term 1
    ACCT19060     Management Accounting
    ACCT19064     Auditing & Professional Practice
    ACCT19082     Financial Accounting Theory

    Term 2
    ACCT19061     Corporate Accounting
    ACCT19066     Accounting Systems and Assurance
    ACCT19083     Corporate Governance & Ethics

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