Not offered in 2019

Unit description

Designed to prepare the student for a career in business, this unit examines information systems technology and concepts and provides an introduction to the design and development process of business application software.

Unit content

Part One - System fundamentals: 
System fundamentals

Part Two - Systems characteristics and considerations:
Business processes
Database concepts I
Systems documentation
Internal controls I
Internal controls II

Part Three - Systems in action
Transaction cycle - The revenue cycle
Transaction cycle - The expenditure cycle
Transaction cycle - The production cycle
Transaction cycle - The HR management and payroll cycle
Transaction cycle - The general ledger and financial reporting cycle

Part Four - Systems issues:
Systems development

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

Teaching and assessment


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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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