Unit aim

Serves as an introduction to accounting as a discipline and a career, using a problem-based learning approach to develop students' skills in efficiently recording and reporting business transactions within a manual financial accounting system, supported by electronic tools such as spreadsheet software.

Unit content

Topic 1 On becoming a contemporary accountant

Topic 2 The accounting information system and its transaction cycles

Topic 3 Record-keeping systems for a retail business

Topic 4 Processing transactions in the acquisition and expenditure cycle (including payroll)

Topic 5 Processing transactions in the revenue and collection cycle

Topic 6 Processing transactions in the general ledger and financial reporting cycle

Topic 7 EOP processes and financial statements - general ledger and financial reporting cycle

Topic 8 Statements of Cash Flows

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 1

  • Australian paperback edition: Hoggett, J, Medlin, J, Edwards, L, Tillling, M & Hogg, E, 2012, Financial Accounting, 8th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Brisbane. ISBN: 978-1-742-46636-1.

Session 3

  • Australian paperback edition: Hoggett, J, Medlin, J, Edwards, L, Tillling, M & Hogg, E, 2012, Financial Accounting, 8th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Brisbane. ISBN: 978-1-742-46636-1.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes10%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book60%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes10%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book60%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes10%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book60%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes10%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book60%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Online quizzes10%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book60%

Sydney

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Online quizzes10%
Portfolio30%
Exam: closed book60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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