Unit aim

Introduces the concepts and practices of financial accounting and selected accounting standards governing external financial reporting including specific techniques required to account for transactions and events of corporate entities.

Unit content

Topic 1: The financial reporting environment
Topic 2: Accounting for liabilities and equity
Topic 3: Accounting for non-current assets
Topic 4: Acquisition of assets and intangible assets
Topic 5: Accounting for income tax
Topic 6: Disclosure
Topic 7: Foreign currency translation
Topic 8: Consolidation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Deegan, C, 2012, Australia Financial Accounting, 7th edn, McGraw-Hill, Australia. ISBN: 9780071012409.
  • ICAA (The Institute of Chartered Accontants in Australia), 2014, Financial Reporting Handbook, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Australia. ISBN: 9780730310082.

Session 3

  • Deegan, C, 2012, Australia Financial Accounting, 7th edn, McGraw-Hill, Australia. ISBN: 9780071012409.
  • ICAA (The Institute of Chartered Accontants in Australia), 2014, Financial Reporting Handbook, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Australia. ISBN: 9780730310082.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Practical questions20%
Exam: closed book60%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Practical questions20%
Exam: closed book60%

Lismore

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Practical questions20%
Exam: closed book60%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Practical questions20%
Exam: closed book60%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Report20%
Practical questions20%
Exam: closed book60%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Practical questions20%
Exam: closed book60%
Notice

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