Accounting Co-op program structure

Accounting Co-op program structure

Program structure

The Accounting Co-op program at Macquarie University will be offered through the Bachelor of Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Professional Practice.

The professional practice component of the Co-op program provides a program-based approach where students integrate their understanding from the workplace with their studies through reflective practices scaffolded throughout the curriculum. This supports their learning before, during and after placement.

Industry placements

Students will alternate between classroom studies and workplace experience in the form of industry placements, one up to three months and two longer placements up to six months over a four-year course. These workplace experiences will offer opportunities for students to develop professional skills and networks and bring their practical experience back to the classroom to further enhance their studies.

Students will graduate with practical knowledge, strong professional networks and enhanced employability in their chosen field.

The table below gives an overview of the proposed sequencing for industry placements in the Accounting Co-op program.

Accounting placements timetable

Bachelor of Professional Practice curriculum

The Bachelor of Professional Practice consists of four units taken over the course  of the four-year Co-op program.

Year 1st year, Session 2 1st year, Session 3 3rd year, Session 1 3rd year, Session 2
BPP Unit Code PROF1001 PACE2001 PACE3001 PROF4099
BPP Unit Name Introduction to Professional Practice Professional Practice Placement 1 Professional Practice Placement  Reflecting on Professional Practice
Delivery Classroom-based, career identity, professional expectations In coordination with 3 month placement In coordination with 6 month placement In coordination with 6 month placement
Credit Points 10 cp 10 cp 30 cp 30 cp

Current Accounting Co-op partners

3MBerryEarnst and YoungEcholab
LeadenhallMazarsMetcashPKF
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