Courses & Units

Accountability and Accounting BFA103

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hong Kong Universal Ed, Hobart


This unit will help you understand the role that accounting plays in providing accountability. We move beyond introductory accounting and explore the important role that accounting has in organisations, society and the environment.

After completing this unit, you will have fundamental management and financial accounting knowledge, tools for analysing organisations’ external reports and a comprehension of how of accounting can be used to address social responsibility, ethical conduct and sustainability.

This unit allows you to begin the up skilling required by our professional accounting bodies, requiring us to move beyond orthodox/conventional accounting practices and understand our role in accountability.


Unit name Accountability and Accounting
Unit code BFA103
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator Ms Susan Conway
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Accelerated Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Accelerated Study Period 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hong Kong Universal Ed Semester 2 On-Campus International
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Accelerated Study Period 3 12/9/2022 5/10/2022 27/10/2022 11/12/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Accelerated Study Period 1 31/1/2022 23/2/2022 17/3/2022 1/5/2022
Accelerated Study Period 2 23/5/2022 15/6/2022 7/7/2022 21/8/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse the role of accountability and accounting for all areas of organisational performance.
  • Apply management accounting tools to make informed decisions about organisational performance.
  • Apply financial accounting principles and techniques to make informed decisions about organisational performance.
  • Produce written artefacts, individually and in team environments, using professional language and standards common to business professionals and peers.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080101 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

XPD106, BFA113, ZAA133


AssessmentFinal examination (50%)|Written artefact (Part A); Essay (Part B) (25%)|Assignment (25%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



You will need the following electronic resource:

MindTap for Deegan's An Introduction to Accounting: Accountability in Organisations and Society (2020) Cengage, Melbourne.

Your unit coordinator will provide a unique code for this resource which will allow you to join this cohort’s space on MindTap specifically.

Can you also use the UTAS10 to receive a 10% discount.

This electronic resource contains your eBook and the case study, which is necessary for all workshop activities. It also has other useful activities, which you can use to self-assess your knowledge.


Atrill, P, McLaney, E, and Harvey, D 2018, Accounting for Non-Specialist, 7th Edition, Pearson Australia.

Cunningham, B., Nikolai-HCP, L., Bazley, J., Kavanagh, M. and Simmons, S., 2018. Accounting: Information for Business Decisions. Cengage AU.

Hancock, P., Robinson, P. and Bazley, M., 2020. Contemporary Accounting: A Strategic Approach for Users. Cengage Learning.



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