Courses & Units

Accounting Context and Method BFA104

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Welcome to this foundation unit for students intending to undertake an Accounting Major in the Bachelor of Business. This unit is compulsory and is an important pre-requisite for second and third year units. You will consider the fundamental principles that underpin accrual accounting and financial reporting including how and why financial transactions are recorded as they are. The elements of the accounting cycle and techniques of measurement, recording and reporting for decision makers are also considered.


Unit name Accounting Context and Method
Unit code BFA104
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator Mrs Trish O'Keefe
Teaching staff

Mrs Trish O'Keefe

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $2,438.00 080101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.





Teaching Pattern

Hobart and Launceston: 2-hr lecture, 1-hr tutorial, 1-hr workshop. Cradle Coast Campus: 3-hr seminar weekly (13 weeks).


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