Courses & Units

Accounting Information Systems BFA221


The rise of digital technology in the modern economy has seen the need for knowledge and skills in relation to Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Information Systems (IS) becoming crucial, central and critical components of any business related degree program. There is a need for business students to exhibit their understanding of IS and ICT and its application in a business environment. This unit provides an introduction to accounting information systems and information communication technology, as well as their design and use. It covers the key accounting systems and processes which support an organisation's business and enhance its decision-making capabilities. Students will gain a foundational understanding of the underlying information technologies and topics covered including emerging technologies and business models technologies. Students will interact with popular accounting information systems during this unit.


Unit name Accounting Information Systems
Unit code BFA221
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Accountability
Coordinator Doctor Jing Jia
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 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 3 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Accelerated Study Period 3 12/9/2022 5/10/2022 27/10/2022 11/12/2022

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the principles of accounting information systems and ICT and how they are designed.
  • Apply the principles of information systems and ICT to produce useable information for decision making.
  • Communicate financial information in a range of modes to professional audiences.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
020300 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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AssessmentInvigilated Respondus Test (20%)|Assignment Case Studies (40%)|Exam (40%)
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You will need to purchase the following etextbook:

Romney, M, Steinbart, P, Summers, S and Wood, D, 2021, Accounting Information Systems (Global 15th edition), Pearson Education, Essex, United Kingdom.

It is strongly recommended that you purchase the ebook for this text at the following publisher web address:

Once purchased, you will receive a Vitalsource Bookshelf redemption code. You will need to create a Vitalsource account at:

You can then redeem the code you purchased and access the book through this account or download the App to your phone, tablet or computer.  (As will be noted below, you will need to bring a laptop computer to all face to face learning sessions and if you are a completely online student you will need a computer with camera.)

A printed version of the textbook can also be purchased from the abovementioned site or other online book sellers.


Considine, B, Parkes, A, Olesen, K, Bount, Y and Speers, D, 2016, Accounting Information Systems (5th  edition), John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Milton, Queensland.

Geralinas, U, Dull, R, Wheeler, P, 2018, Accounting Information Systems (11th International Edition), Cengage Learning, South Melbourne.

Hall, J, 2013, Accounting Information Systems (8th  edition), South-Western Cengage Learning, Mason, Ohio, USA.

Richardson, V, Teeter, R and Terrell, K, 2019, Data Analytics for Accounting, McGraw-Hill Education, New York, USA.

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