Courses & Units

Accounting and Financial Decision Making BFA103

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Hong Kong Universal Ed


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 Accounting and Financial Decision Making
Unit code BFA103
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance

Dr Terese Fiedler

Dr Mansi Mansi (ASP 01)

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


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020
Accelerated Study Period 1 3/2/2020 21/2/2020 19/3/2020 2/5/2020
Accelerated Study Period 3 14/9/2020 2/10/2020 28/10/2020 12/12/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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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.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080101

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Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

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Internal assessments 40%, Final exam (60%). Please check the unit outline for details.

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Deegan, C, (2019) An Introduction to Accounting: Accountability in Organisations and Society, First edition, Cengage Learning Australia.


While is it possible to purchase a hard copy of the textbook with online access to MindTap, the preference in this unit is to only purchase MindTap, which gives you access to the eBook:


Use the discount code provided on MyLO.

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