International Course Info

Course code:


Course fee:

A$56,560 - A$58,940


3.5 Years


Get the best of both worlds when you enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Commerce majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning. In this double major, you’ll get the combined skills in Accounting and Financial planning.
Gain the knowledge you need to set you up for success across the two professions. Develop your practical skills and learn to use accounting, financial planning and Xero tax software. Create detailed financial plans and statements, build client relationships, uphold ethical standards and learn to analyse solutions to current accounting and financial planning scenarios.

Immerse yourself in practical experience during your final year through a valuable professional experience work placement opportunity. This is a Financial Adviser Standards (FAS) approved course accredited by the Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA), Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Tax Practitioners’ Board (TPB).

Learning Outcomes:
Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Use accounting, financial planning and Xero tax software
  • Create detailed financial plans and statements
  • Build client relationships
  • Apply ethical and sustainability standards
  • Use accounting and financial skills in real world situations

Course Outcomes:
Develop professional skills for your career:

  • Graduate with a Financial Adviser Standards (FAS) approved bachelor's degree
  • Professional networking opportunities through work placement in the financial services industry
  • You may be eligible to apply for professional membership to Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and/or the Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA). You may be eligible to register to the Tax Practitioners’ Board as a tax agent and tax (financial) adviser

Professional Experience Work Placement

  • Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace. Work placement is a valuable part of your course.
  • During your course, you'll undertake 60 hours of mandatory work placement.
  • TAFE NSW will arrange your work placement with a suitable industry employer.


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.

Academic Requirements:

English Language Requirements:

  • Academic IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0 or equivalent

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants who meet the Academic and English entry requirements will be invited to a pre-entry interview to discuss their career plans and suitability for entry into the course. The interview process will also include a short literacy and numeracy assessment.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$56,560
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$58,940


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


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units 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 at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Year 1
  • ACBUS101A - Academic Foundations
  • ACBUS102A - Management Fundamentals
  • ACBUS103A - Foundations of Accounting
  • ACBUS104A - Finance and Investment
  • BUMAN106A - Business Maths and Statistics
  • ACBUS106A - Marketing Fundamentals
  • ACBUS107A - Financial Planning Fundamentals
  • ACBUS108A - Applied Economics
  • Year 2
  • ACBUS201A - Commercial Law I
  • ACACT201A - Accounting Information Systems
  • ACFIN202A - Insurance Planning
  • ACACT202A - Management Accounting
  • ACBUS202A - Commercial Law II
  • ACBUS203A - Income Tax Law
  • ACFIN201A - Psychology of Client Engagement
  • ACACT203A - Financial Accounting
  • Year 3
  • ACBUS204A - Business Finance
  • ACBUS301A - Applied Income Tax
  • ACACT301A - Corporation and Trust Law
  • ACACT303A - Advanced Management Accounting
  • ACFIN301A - Superannuation & Retirement
  • ACFIN302A - Investment Analysis
  • ACACT302A - Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACFIN303A - Estate Planning
  • Year 4
  • ACBUS302A - Internship
  • ACFIN304A - Financial Plan Construction
  • ACACT304A - Audit and Assurance in Practice
  • ACACT305A - Contemporary Accounting Concepts


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


Whatever your career ambitions, we will help you get there with a range of courses to develop your skills, build your knowledge and prepare you for work.

TAFE NSW is here to create exceptional learner experiences and to support you on your study journey to make sure you achieve your goals.

Explore your study options across a range of disciplines and talk to your TAFE NSW Education Agent or contact us


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.