Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart
Welcome to this foundation unit for students intending to undertake an Accounting Major in the Bachelor of Business. This unit is compulsory and is an important pre-requisite for second and third year units. You will consider the fundamental principles that underpin accrual accounting and financial reporting including how and why financial transactions are recorded as they are. The elements of the accounting cycle and techniques of measurement, recording and reporting for decision makers are also considered.
|Unit name||Accounting Context and Method|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Accounting and Accountability|
|Coordinator||Ms Torscha Pearson|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 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|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|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).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
- Apply accounting principles to identify, record and report financial information.
- Use financial accounting information to make informed decisions.
- Apply internal control procedures.
- Use professional communication skills to convey accounting information, individually and in team environments.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesBFA103 or BFA113 or XPD106 or ZAA133
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:XPD107
|Assessment||Final Assessment (50%)|Test (10%)|Oral Presentation (15%)|Case Study (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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, 2018, Accounting, 10th Edition. Wiley & Sons.
Textbooks may be purchased from the Co-op Bookshops in Hobart and Launceston. Alternately, an E-Text edition, which can be used on multiple devices and gives you “lifetime” access, may be purchased at a lower price from https://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/accounting-10th-edition/
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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