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Unit aim

Introduces the concepts, principles and techniques of accounting and finance used by internal and external decision makers through teacher-directed activities. This unit focuses on providing the fundamental knowledge and skills to enable students to appreciate how accounting and finance is used for planning and control in organisations. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to the accounting environment

Topic 2: Recording business transactions

Topic 3: Overview of the financial statements I

Topic 4: Overview of the financial statements II

Topic 5: Financial statement analysis

Topic 6: Budgeting

Topic 7: Cost volume profit

Topic 8: Capital investments

Topic 9: Working capital management

Topic 10: Financing the business

Topic 11: Performance management

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

  • This is an eText available at - http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/accounting-business-reporting-decision-making-6th-edition/: Birt, J, Chalmers, K, Maloney, S, Brooks, A & Oliver, J, 2017, Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, 6th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, Milton, Queensland.

Session 2

  • This is an eText available at - http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/accounting-business-reporting-decision-making-6th-edition/: Birt, J, Chalmers, K, Maloney, S, Brooks, A & Oliver, J, 2017, Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, 6th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, Milton, Queensland.

Session 3

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

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes15%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 120%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 215%
Exam: closed book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes15%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 120%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 215%
Exam: closed book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes15%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 120%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 215%
Exam: closed book50%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes15%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 120%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 215%
Exam: closed book50%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes15%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 120%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 215%
Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes15%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 120%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 215%
Exam: closed book50%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes15%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 120%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 215%
Exam: closed book50%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes15%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 120%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 215%
Exam: closed book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes15%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 120%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 215%
Exam: closed book50%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quizzes15%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 120%
Business Analysis and Interpretation - Part 215%
Exam: closed book50%
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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