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Unit of Study ACC00153 - Business Information Systems (2018)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 define what an accounting information system is, and describe the basic functions it performs
2 identify and explain the concepts of sound internal control surrounding input, processing and output controls, audit trails, data integrity, security and backups
3 identify and explain the business activities performed in the major business cycles and the flow of accounting data and information in those systems
4 identify and explain the stages of development, implementation and maintenance of an AIS.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. define what an accounting information system is, and describe the basic functions it performs
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. identify and explain the concepts of sound internal control surrounding input, processing and output controls, audit trails, data integrity, security and backups
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
  3. identify and explain the business activities performed in the major business cycles and the flow of accounting data and information in those systems
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  4. identify and explain the stages of development, implementation and maintenance of an AIS.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:

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