Australian Catholic University and the Peter Faber Business School (PFBS) strongly supports the right of all people to pursue a degree in accounting and related double degrees.
Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the abilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit, while preserving the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. The inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the course that must be met by all students.
Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.
The School is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional practice and other activities to enable students to participate in their course. Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.
Admission to the accounting profession in Australia is governed by the requirements of the major professional bodies, namely the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). These rules require a minimum of the equivalent of three years full time academic study. A first degree in a business-related area is a requirement common to all accounting bodies recognised in Australia.
To support prospective and current students’ decision making, a series of inherent requirement statements have been developed. These statements specify the essential skills, knowledge and abilities required for degrees which lead to the practice of the accounting profession. Students should use this information to make informed decisions about their chosen course of study.
The inherent requirements outlined below provide a guide to inform decision making for students and staff.