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The Bachelor of Applied Commerce is three year degree for people who want to work in the financial services sector. You can select to major in accounting or financial planning, or you can do a double major.

This is a FASEA approved qualification.

After successfully completing this course you will be eligible to apply for membership to:

and for registration as:

Course code:

  • HE20531 Bachelor of Applied Commerce majoring in Financial Planning
  • HE20532 Bachelor of Applied Commerce majoring in Accounting
  • HE20515 Diploma of Applied Commerce


The Bachelor of Applied Commerce is offered at:

  • Accounting major - Granville, Meadowbank, St George, Ultimo
  • Financial Planning major - St George, Ultimo

The Diploma of Applied Commerce is offered at:

  • Granville, Ultimo, Meadowbank, Ourimbah, Newcastle


  • Bachelor of Applied Commerce: 3 years full time or part time equivalent. (Students completing a double major will require at least one extra semester to complete additional subjects)
  • Diploma of Applied Commerce: 1 year full time or part time equivalent

Course load:

Bachelor of Applied Commerce: Students must complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points to complete this course.
Note: students completing a double major will be required to complete four additional subjects (40 CPs)

Diploma of Applied Commerce: Students must complete 8 subjects and achieve 80 credit points to complete this course.

Next intake: July 2019

You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into this course:

  • NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent
  • Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate
  • Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification
  • Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution

Please note:

  • You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course.
  • If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage.
  • You may be invited to a pre-admission interview to determine your suitability for the course. The interview may include a short literacy and numeracy assessment.

For full details of application requirements, visit the applying and fees page.

In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,250 per 10CP subject - a total of $30,000 for the full bachelor degree and $10,000 for the Diploma. Students completing a double major will be required to pay the tuition fee for each additional subject. These courses attract FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later.

There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees.

* Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page.

TAFE NSW recognises your knowledge and experience. If you’ve completed studies in a related field or if you have extensive relevant industry experience, you may be eligible for exemptions from similar subjects in the Bachelor of Applied Commerce. Talk to your course coordinator to see if you’re eligible.

Study pattern

Full-time students enrol in subjects worth 40 credit points each semester, with face-to-face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. To maximise your success, you’ll need to study at home for the equivalent amount of hours.


A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course with most subjects requiring the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to case studies, essays, reports, work based projects, presentations, tests and examinations.


You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure.

This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information including tuition fees go to the TAFE NSW International website.

While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course.

Industry Connections

After successfully completing this course you will be eligible to apply for membership to CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants ANZ (accounting major) or Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) (financial planning major)

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