Courses & Units

Accounting Context and Method BFA104

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

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.

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 Ms Torscha Pearson
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

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

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021
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).

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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
080101 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00
  • 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

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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

AssessmentFinal Assessment (50%)|Test (10%)|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, 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/

Recommended

N/A

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