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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
MelbourneSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1N/A
Papua New Guinea - Air NiuginiN/ASession 1
PerthN/ASession 1
SydneySession 1Session 1

Unit aim

Designed to prepare the student for a career in business, this unit focuses on the relationships between business processes, information flows and information technology and how these interact and communicate with an organisation's management. It also explores the governance, control and security issues in the business processes and within the information system.

Unit content

Part One - System fundamentals:

Chapter 1 - System fundamentals

Part Two - Systems characteristics and considerations:

Chapter 2 - Business processes

Chapter 3 - Database concepts I

Chapter 5 - Systems development

Chapter 6 - Technology concepts

Chapter 7 - Systems mapping and documentation

Chapter 8 - Internal controls I

Chapter 9 - Internal controls II

Part Three - Systems in action

Chapter 10 - Transaction cycle - The revenue cycle

Chapter 11 - Transaction cycle - The expenditure cycle

Chapter 12 - Transaction cycle - The general ledger and financial reporting cycle

Part Four - Systems issues:

Chapter 13 - Auditing and governance of accounting information systems

Chapter 14 - Ethics and cybercrime

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

  • Parkes, A, Considine, B, Olesen, K & Blount, Y, 2016, Accounting Information Systems, 5th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Milton, Queensland. ISBN: 9 780730 336495.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (Weekly for 12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (Weekly for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Short written response30%
Exam: closed book40%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Short written response30%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (Weekly for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Short written response30%
Exam: closed book40%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning N/A (N/A)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Short written response30%
Exam: closed book40%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Short written response30%
Exam: closed book40%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Short written response30%
Exam: closed book40%
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
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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