Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 1,3Session 1,3
MelbourneSession 1Session 1,2,3
OnlineSession 1Session 1
Papua New Guinea - Air NiuginiN/ASession 1
PerthN/ASession 1,3
SydneySession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3

Unit aim

Introduces students to knowledge of accounting processes, from recording transactions in journals and ledgers to preparing financial statements, enhances student's ability of applying their knowledge in a real business setting, and develops students' ability to exercise professional judgement and communicate information concerning business practices with stakeholders.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction to financial accounting

Topic 2 Recording transactions in the accounting cycle using double-entry accounting

Topic 3 Accounting for business operation I

Topic 4 Accounting for business operation II

Topic 5 End of period processes

Topic 6 Statements of cash flows

Topic 7 Analysis and interpretation of accounting information

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

  • Hoggett, J, Edwards, L, Medlin, J, Chalmers K, Hellmann, A, Beattie, C & Maxfield, J, 2015, Financial Accounting, 9th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Milton, Australia. ISBN: 9781118608203 (pbk).

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 3

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour  (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Reflective Learning Journal30%
Exam: closed book50%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Reflective Learning Journal30%
Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Reflective Learning Journal30%
Exam: closed book50%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Quiz20%
Reflective Learning Journal30%
Exam: closed book50%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Reflective Learning Journal30%
Exam: closed book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Reflective Learning Journal30%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.