Courses & Units

Accounting Context and Method BFA104

Introduction

This unit is a compulsory unit in the accounting major and is an important pre- requisite for second and third-year units.
In this unit you will consider the fundamental principles that underpin accounting, the role that accounting plays in decision making and important technical skills required by our professional accounting bodies.
After completing this unit, you will have knowledge of the fundamental principles of accounting, be able to use financial accounting information to make informed decisions and have a foundational understanding of accounting software.

Summary

Unit name Accounting Context and Method
Unit code BFA104
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Accountability
Coordinator Doctor Amrinder Khosa
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 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 Accelerated Study Period 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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
Accelerated Study Period 2 23/5/2022 15/6/2022 7/7/2022 21/8/2022
Accelerated Study Period 3 12/9/2022 5/10/2022 27/10/2022 11/12/2022
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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply accounting principles to identify, record and report financial information.
  • Use financial accounting information to make informed financial decisions.
  • Apply internal control procedures to an organisation's financial accounts.
  • Communicate accounting information in presentations and written reports, 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 $2,702.00

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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Requisites

Prerequisites

BFA103 or BFA113 or XPD106 or ZAA133

Mutual Exclusions

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

XPD107

Teaching

AssessmentExam (40%)|Online Quiz on Respondus (20%)|Oral Presentation (15%)|Case Study (25%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

You will need the following text.  

You will need the following text: Hoggett J, Medlin J, Chalmers, K, Hellmann A, Beattie C, and Maxfield J, 2020, Accounting, 11th Edition. Wiley & Sons.

A paperback version can be purchased at a discount from booktopia (purchasing a paperback version also gives you access to the E-Text): https://www.booktopia.com.au/accounting-john-hoggett/book/9780730382737.html

Alternately, an E-Text edition can be purchased at a lower price from Wiley: https://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/accounting-11th-edition/

 

Recommended

N/A

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