Courses & Units

Applied Accounting Systems BFA109


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. This unit will also prepare you for the use of Accounting Information Systems.


Unit name Applied Accounting Systems
Unit code BFA109
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Accountability
Coordinator Mr Jason Ketchell
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply accountability and accounting principles to make informed decisions.
  • Apply accounting information systems to record business transactions and evaluate organisational risk.
  • Use professional communication skills to convey accounting information, individually and in team environments.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
not applicable

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BFA103 or BFA113 or XPD106 or ZAA133

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

Weekly 2 hour workshop starting in week 2.

AssessmentOnline Quiz via Respondus (20%)|Case Studies (40%)|Invigilated Respondus Test (40%)
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You will need the following electronic resource: 

  • MindTap for Deegan's An Introduction to Accounting: Accountability in Organisations and Society (2020) Cengage, Melbourne.


You will need the following text:

  • Deegan, C. 2020, Financial Accounting, 9th edition, McGraw Hill, NSW.




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