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China - TUST N/A Session 1
Coffs Harbour Session 2 Session 2
Gold Coast Session 2,  3,  3 Session 2,  3,  3
Lismore Session 2 Session 2
Melbourne N/A Session 2,  3,  3
Melbourne - The Hotel School Session 2,  3,  3 Session 2,  3,  3
Online Session 2,  3,  3 Session 2,  3,  3
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Enga N/A Session 2
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A Session 2
Singapore - MDIS N/A Session 2
Sydney N/A Session 2,  3,  3
Sydney - The Hotel School Session 2,  3,  3 Session 2,  3,  3

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Anti-requisites

ACC00150 Using Financial Information AND ACC10249 Financial Information for Decision Making

Unit aim

Provides students with fundamental accounting knowledge and skills used by business managers for planning and control. Non-financial considerations, both internal to the organisation and pertaining to society at large, are also addressed.

Unit content

Module One:
Introduction to accounting
Business sustainability
Business structures
Business transactions

Module Two:
Balance sheet
Income statement and statement of changes in equity
Statement of cash flows
Analysis and interpretation of financial statements

Module Three:
Budgeting
Cost-volume-profit analysis
Financing the business
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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the context in which organisations conduct their business
2 define, understand and apply basic accounting terms
3 apply basic costing and budgeting techniques to organisational decision making
4 discuss the measurement and reporting of organisational performance
5 read critically, interpret and analyse the information contained in financial statements and other sources to appraise the overall position and performance of organisations
6 discuss the balance between financial objectives and social, environmental and ethical constraints in the evaluation of company performance.

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

  1. explain the context in which organisations conduct their business
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  2. define, understand and apply basic accounting terms
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    • GA4:
  3. apply basic costing and budgeting techniques to organisational decision making
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    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. discuss the measurement and reporting of organisational performance
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    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. read critically, interpret and analyse the information contained in financial statements and other sources to appraise the overall position and performance of organisations
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  6. discuss the balance between financial objectives and social, environmental and ethical constraints in the evaluation of company performance.
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    • GA4:
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Prescribed texts

  • Atrill, P, McLaney, E, Harvey, D & Jenner, M, 2012, Accounting; An introduction, 5th edn, Pearson, Sydney. ISBN: 978-1-4425-3480-3.

  • Birt, J, Chalmers K, Byrne, S, Brooks, A & Oliver, J, 2017, Accounting; Business Reporting for Decision Making, 6th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, Australia. ISBN: 9780730335603.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.