Courses & Units

Accountability and Accounting BFA103


The Full Year availability of this unit is for UTAS College Program (UCP) students only and not available for non UCP enrolment.


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 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
Coordinator Doctor Amrinder Khosa|Doctor Terese Fiedler
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania and Third Party (Universal College of Higher Education Hong Kong)
Level Introductory


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Accelerated Study Period 1 30/1/2023 22/2/2023 16/3/2023 30/4/2023
Accelerated Study Period 3 11/9/2023 4/10/2023 26/10/2023 10/12/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Accelerated Study Period 2 22/5/2023 14/6/2023 6/7/2023 20/8/2023
Full Year Period 20/2/2023 8/8/2023 15/10/2023 15/10/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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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 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,837.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Mutual Exclusions

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

XPD106, BFA113, ZAA133


AssessmentTake Home Examination (40%)|AT1 Part A: Written Artefact: Explaining accountability and accounting (5%)|AT1 Part B: Essay: Applying the accountability model to social and environmental information (20%)|Group Case Study: Applying management and financial accounting (35%)
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.

You can 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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