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International Course Info

Course code:

HE20531

Course fee:

A$45,120 - A$46,080

Duration

3 Years

OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Applied Commerce is a 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.

Not only has this course been developed in consultation with industry to ensure you get the knowledge and skills that employers want, you will do an industry placement in third year which will give you practical experience in a workplace setting, and helps you establish valuable industry contacts.

Careers in the financial services sector are diverse and graduates can find themselves working in a variety of settings depending on which major they have completed. By doing some additional subjects, students can graduate with a double major - accounting and financial planning.

Please note: At the time of offer the Course Coordinator will contact you to discuss any further educational support you may need. Your offer will be confirmed after this discussion has been completed.

Work Placement Requirements: Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 hours work placement as part of this degree. The timing of work placement is flexible and arrangements are negotiated with the employer.

It is recommended that students identify host employers to undertake their work placement, however our experienced teachers can also assist you finding this placement to successfully complete these hours.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Possible job roles related to the skills and knowledge developed in this course include:

  • Financial planner
  • Investment advisor
  • Superannuation and self-managed superannuation advisor
  • Tax advisor

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

English Requirements
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0 or one of the following:
  • Pearson Tests of English (PTE) Academic overall score of 58 and a minimum score of 50 in each component
  • TOEFL (iBT) with the following minimum scores: overall 79, reading 19,listening 20,speaking 20 and writing 20
  • Certificate IV qualification in a relevant area
  • Completion of Diploma of Applied Commerce (HE20515)
  • Year 12 from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the USA
  • See the TAFE NSW Bachelor courses entry requirements page for all acceptable minimum English Language and Academic requirements

STARTING DATES, COURSE FEES AND LOCATIONS

From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from over 50 campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network, socialise and just chill out.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

2020

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Granville Feb , Jul A$45,120
Meadowbank Jul A$45,120
St George Feb , Jul A$45,120
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$45,120

2021

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
St George Feb A$46,080
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$46,080

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

SCHOLARSHIPS

There are many scholarships, grants and bursaries which can help you financially with studying in Australia.They are offered by the Australian Government and a number of other public and private organisations.

Learn more about Scholarships

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

To receive this course students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.

  • Level 100: Year One - FOUNDATION KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • ACBUS101A - Academic Foundations
  • ACBUS102A - Management Fundamentals
  • ACBUS103A - Foundations of Accounting
  • ACBUS104A - Finance and Investment
  • ACBUS105A - Business Statistics
  • ACBUS106A - Marketing Fundamentals
  • ACBUS107A - Financial Planning Fundamentals
  • ACBUS108A - Applied Economics
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  • Level 200: Year Two - APPLICATION AND DEVELOPMENT
  • ACBUS201A - Commercial Law 1
  • ACBUS202A - Commercial Law II
  • ACBUS203A - Income Tax Law
  • ACBUS204A - Business Finance
  • ACFIN201A - Psychology of Client Engagement
  • ACFIN202A - Insurance Planning
  • (Plus one level 200 elective from elective bank)
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  • Level 300: Year 3 - SYNTHESIS
  • ACFIN301A - Superannuation and Retirement
  • ACFIN302A - Investment Analysis
  • ACFIN303A - Estate Planning
  • ACBUS301A - Applied Income Tax
  • ACBUS302A - Internship
  • ACFIN304A - Financial Plan Construction
  • (Plus one level 300 elective from elective bank)
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  • ELECTIVE BANK
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  • Level 200: Year Two - APPLICATION AND DEVELOPMENT
  • ACACT201A - Accounting Information Systems
  • ACACT202A - Management Accounting
  • ACACT203A - Financial Planning
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  • Level 300: Year Three - SYNTHESIS
  • ACFIN305A - Financial Planning Practice Management
  • ACFIN306A - Advanced Corporate Finance
  • ACFIN307A - Applied Portfolio Management
  • ACACT301A - Corporation and Trust Law
  • ACACT302A - Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACACT303A - Advanced Management Accounting
  • ACACT304A - Audit and Assurance in Practice
  • ACACT305A - Contemporary Accounting Concepts
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  • DOUBLE MAJOR
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  • Students who have commenced in the Financial Planning major and wish to complete a double major must complete the following additional subjects.
  • Double majors are only offered at selected campuses. Please check availability with your campus.
  • Additional subjects to complete the double major will be paid for on a per subject basis. $1,800 per subject.
  • ACACT201A - Accounting Information Systems
  • ACACT202A - Management Accounting
  • ACACT203A - Financial Accounting
  • ACACT301A - Corporation and Trust Law
  • ACACT302A - Advanced Financial Planning
  • ACACT303A - Advanced Management Accounting
  • ACACT304A - Audit and Assurance in Practice
  • ACACT305A - Contemporary Accounting Concepts

KEEP LEARNING WITH TAFE NSW

From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.

STUDY PATHWAYS

Graduates of the Diploma of Applied Commerce (HE20515) will be entitled to credit for eight subjects in the Bachelor of Applied Commerce and will be able to complete the degree in 2 years.

Graduates of the Diploma of Financial Planning (R10735) will be entitled to credit for two subjects in the Bachelor of Applied Commerce.

Students who have completed the first year of the Bachelor of Business (HE20514) will be entitled to credit for four subjects in the Bachelor of Applied Commerce.

STUDY PACKAGES

Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together leading to a TAFE NSW Bachelor Degree, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.


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