Learn more about accountancy in Australia

Studying accountancy in Australia could be the perfect platform for a successful, varied and interesting career but it is important to consider certain factors when making your choice.

Studying accountancy has been a popular choice for international students in recent years. But it is worth reflecting on why accountancy is so popular as a career choice and what students should look for when choosing to study accountancy in another country.

Studying accountancy in Australia makes so much sense. Accountancy is a dynamic profession that will provide a sustainable, challenging and diverse range of career paths. With expanding career opportunities in areas like forensics, superannuation and wealth management, business advisory - accountancy qualifications are the platform for a business career. Accountants work in commerce, local, national and international firms, government organisations, law firms, banks, merchant banks, stockbrokers, film and television, media, mining or even run their own businesses. There are many exciting opportunities for qualified accountants in today’s global market and Australian-trained professional accountants are in demand nationally and internationally. There is no better time than now to check out your options.

Learn more about accountancy in Australia

"Whether you are looking to start a career in accountancy or upgrade your skills with a master’s programme, studying accountancy in Australia can help you”

All universities in Australia offer undergraduate degrees in accountancy. In addition, if you have an undergraduate degree in an area other than accountancy, all universities offer the opportunity to change your career direction by studying accountancy at the postgraduate level.

But how do you decide where to study accountancy?Firstly, which university should you choose? Make sure you choose a university that is internationally recognised. International accreditations such as EQUIS and AACSB are the hallmarks of excellence for a business qualification and mean that your degree will be recognised internationally. Secondly, ensure that the accountancy programme you choose is recognised by the professional accounting bodies. There are a number of professional accountancy bodies - CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICCA), the National Institute of Accountants (NIA) and the Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA). Thirdly, choose an accountancy programme that offers you support programmes. Investigate what work placement and networking opportunities are available for students. Decide if the programme will help you to reach your personal goals.

So, whether you are looking to start a career in accountancy or upgrade your skills with a master’s programme, studying accountancy in Australia can help you get there.

Written by Professor Christine Ryan (2010)
Head of School of Accountancy
QUT Business School

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