Courses & Units

Accountability and Accounting BFA103

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Hong Kong Universal Ed

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Accountability and Accounting
Unit code BFA103
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator

Dr Terese Fiedler (Semester 1 Hobart, Cradle Coast, and Distance)

Ms Susan Conway (ASP1 Launceston and Distance)

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

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021
Accelerated Study Period 1 1/2/2021 24/2/2021 18/3/2021 2/5/2021
Accelerated Study Period 2 24/5/2021 16/6/2021 8/7/2021 22/8/2021
Accelerated Study Period 3 13/9/2021 6/10/2021 28/10/2021 12/12/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

LO1Explain and apply the fundamental principles of management and financial accounting.
LO2Explain how accountability can inform the practice of accounting and analyse the role of accounting in addressing social responsibility, ethical conduct and sustainability.
LO3Explain and apply tools for analysing organisations’ external reports.
LO4Use effective written communication skills to demonstrate your knowledge of accountability and accounting.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080101 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

BFA113, XPD106, ZAA133

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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Assessment

Assignment (20%), Mid-Semester Test (20%), Final exam (60%).

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Textbooks

Required

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