Courses & Units

Business Costing and Feasibility ZAA113

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This unit introduces the rationale and basic approaches behind costing and feasibility analysis. Effective business managers determine whether changes or initiatives in business operations are financially feasible, and justify their rationale. You will explore small scale changes involving existing operations, to larger scale investments involving capital expenditure. Case studies are used to illustrate the importance of being able to calculate costs and returns and make judgements about financial feasibility. You will undertake a process of appreciative enquiry with an industry scenario to analyse its costing and feasibility.


Unit name Business Costing and Feasibility
Unit code ZAA113
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Business

Derek Le Marchant

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 4 On-Campus Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 4 15/10/2018 19/11/2018 20/11/2018 23/12/2018

* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Learning Outcomes

Discipline ILOs
D1. Identify and explain rationale and approaches to costing and feasibility of business operational changes or initiatives
D2. Describe and apply ideas and concepts of financial decision-making
D3. Collate and analyse data to make simple calculations of costs and benefits

Practice & Portfolio ILOs
P1. Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques
P2. Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace
P3. Use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for self-development
P4. Apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems.



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
3 2018: $672.00 080101

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

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Teaching Pattern

Blended mode: Online content, full-day workshop (x2), weekly tutorials


Tutorial exercise (10%), cost-benefit analysis (30%), group pitch (20%), case study (40%)

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