SCU OnlineStudy Period 1,4Study Period 1,4

Unit description

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

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction of bookkeeping system: double entry accounting
Topic 2 Accounting for retail business: sales and purchases
Topic 3 Accounting for business I
Topic 4 Accounting for business II
Topic 5 Accounting for business III
Topic 6 Financial Statements

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

Study Period 1

  • Hoggett, J, Medlin, J, Chalmers, K, Hellmann, A, Beattie, C & Maxfield, J, 2018, Financial Accounting, 10th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Milton, Australia.

Study Period 4

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

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Reflective learning journal30%
Case study40%

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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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