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Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science - Professional Accreditation

Within the Bachelor of Commerce component of the combined degree, students may choose to pursue a program of study that would allow them to seek accreditation with particular professional bodies.

Professional accounting accreditation

Completion of an accredited degree is a recognised pathway to a career in professional accounting. The Bachelor of Commerce and related Bachelor of Commerce combined degrees have been accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Students who complete the Bachelor of Commerce (with a major in Accounting) may be eligible to receive four exam exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Students should refer to the Bachelor of Commerce section for details of professional accounting accreditation requirements.

Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) accreditation

Students wishing to satisfy the requirements for professional membership of AHRI should complete an Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management major as part of their degree. The required units of study for the major are listed under the Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management subject area.

CFA® program partners

CFA Institute® partners with globally diverse, high profile institutions who cover a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge TM and who embrace the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct in their degree programs. CFA program partnership is recognition that the university curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams.

The University of Sydney is recognised as a program partner through the Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Finance) degree program. The required units of study for the major are listed under the Finance subject area. In addition to the Finance major, it is also recommended that students complete the free online learning module, Ethics and Standards of Practice available through the CFA Institute.

Students are advised to refer to the CFA Program Partners information on the Business School website.

Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accreditation

The Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science is accredited by the APAC for students completing the three-year psychology major sequence (48 credit points in intermediate and senior units of study) as part of the Science degree. Students must then complete an accredited fourth year of study in psychology in order to qualify for enrolment in APAC accredited Masters or Doctoral programs. The required units of study for the major are listed in the Faculty of Science handbook.