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Bachelor of Applied Commerce

Course code:  HE20532  CRICOS: 094909K (Accounting Major)

Course code:  HE20531  CRICOS: 094909K (Financial Planning Major) 

Course duration
3 years full-time or
6 years part-time

Meadowbank Campus


Start date
30 July 2018

Apply by
No Date

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 course has 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 will help you establish valuable industry contacts.

After successfully completing this course you will be eligible to apply for membership to to CPA, CA ANZ and FPA. The Financial Planning major meets the Financial Planning Council (FPEC) requirements and is ASIC RG146 compliant.

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. Students completing a double major will require at least one extra semester to complete additional subjects.

Download the Bachelor of Applied Commerce brochure.

Why study with us?

Here’s just a few of the things that makes our course exceptional:

  • Developed in consultation with industry to give you the skills that employers are looking for
  • This course has CPA, CA ANZ and FPA accreditation
  • Practical and industry-focused study. The course uses workplace situations to build knowledge of the industry.
  • Guaranteed small class sizes for excellent individual support
  • Balance of strong technical skills and analytical problem solving

Career opportunities

Accounting Major


  • Accountant


Financial Planning Major


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

Need to know

Information session dates

7pm on Monday 25th June 2018 and Tuesday 24th July 2018 on level 5 P Block Meadowbank Campus. Students should only attend one session.


Full-time: 20 hours per week face-to-face
Part-time: 10 hours per week face-to-face

Course structure

For full details about the structure of the program and an overview of the subjects please download the Course Structure

Course fees and fee-help information

In 2018, tuition fees for domestic students will be $1,200 per subject. Students must complete 24 subjects, so the total cost of this course will be $28,800*.

Students completing a double major will be required to pay the tuition fee for each additional subject.

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.

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 contact the international student services unit on +61 2 99423539.



FEE-HELP is available to eligible Australian students. The Australian government provides assistance to higher education students through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP).

FEE-HELP is a loan scheme available to eligible fee paying students to pay all or part of their tuition fees. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP.



Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold, at minimum at least one of the following entry requirements to be considered eligible for admission:

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

If you don't meet the above educational requirements you may apply for entry into this course based on mature age or educational disadvantage. Please contact us if you wish to apply for special admission
You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course.

Additional requirements

In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements, 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.


How to apply

Applications are now open for Semester 2, 2018.

Download a TAFE NSW Higher Education Application Form for the Bachelor of Applied Commerce, on the Applying and fees page and follow the instructions on the form to complete your submission and lodge your application in person, by mail or by email to our Meadowbank Campus.


Development programs

A number of opportunities exist for our higher education students outside their regular studies. For more information, check out our Development programs page.


In 2016, TAFE NSW Northern Sydney launched Enactus, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. Check out to find out more and see some of the amazing projects that they’ve already helped to accomplish in Australia and around the world.

As a member of an Enactus team, you’ll develop the kind of teamwork, leadership and communication skills that can only come from real life experiences.


Any questions?

If you would like further information about the course or have any questions, you can contact us by phone or email:

Telephone: 02 9942 3702 or 131 674