Unit aim

Introduces students to the manual processes of financial accounting for a retail business, from recording transactions in journals to preparing internal-format financial reports and analysing and interpreting the information presented in those reports. Students will also develop skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint software as tools used by accountants.

Unit content

Topic 1 Contemporary accountants and accounting

Topic 2 Record-keeping systems and principles

Topic 3 Processing recurring transactions

Topic 4 Processing non-recurring transactions

Topic 5 EOP processes and financial reports

Topic 6 Statements of Cash Flows

Topic 7 Analysis and interpretation

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, Medlin, J, Edwards, L, Tilling, M & Hogg, E, 2011, Financial Accounting, 8th edn, John Wiley (VitalSource). ISBN: 9780730301226.
  • Summers, J & Smith, B, 2009, Communication Skills Handbook, 3th edn, John Wiley (VitalSource), 2009. ISBN: 9781118590973.

Session 3

  • Hoggett, J, Medlin, J, Edwards, L, Tilling, M & Hogg, E, 2011, Financial Accounting, 8th edn, John Wiley (VitalSource). ISBN: 9780730301226.
  • Perdisco, 2009, Practice Set, Edition 3, Perdisco, Australia.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours  (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Practice Set30%
Exam: closed book60%

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning N/A (N/A)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Practice Set30%
Exam: closed book60%

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning N/A (N/A)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Practice Set30%
Exam: closed book60%

Online

Teaching method
Workshop online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Practice Set30%
Exam: closed book60%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning N/A (N/A)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Practice Set30%
Exam: closed book60%

Sydney

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Practice Set30%
Exam: closed book60%
Notice

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