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Accounting Futures BFA392


Organisations expect graduate accountants to be able to consolidate their technical knowledge and apply it to a range of business contexts which are often ambiguous and changing. Accountants and finance professionals are increasingly involved in cross disciplinary teams which requires a high level of business acumen to relate accounting and financial information to the whole business and real-world contexts. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the consolidation of knowledge gained throughout their degree to solve problems, make judgements, and communicate recommendations.

This unit provides an increased understanding of the contemporary workplace context through connection with employers, mentor and workplace experience programs. Students will experience specialty clinics in tax, sustainability, project management or start-up/entrepreneurship to gain an understanding of relevant career pathways and emerging areas. Students will reflect on these experiences and relate them to their personal career plans.


Unit name Accounting Futures
Unit code BFA392
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting
Coordinator Mrs Naomi Walsh
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse and interpret business information to make accountability and accounting recommendations.
  • Demonstrate business acumen by formulating relevant responses to situations and contexts.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills as a team or individual.
  • Critically reflect on engagements within the workplace and with industry professionals to improve your¿professional and business performance.
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Teaching Pattern

Weekly pre-recorded Blended Lecture (online). Up to 1 hour (2-3 short lectures/industry insights which are approximately 10 minutes each).

Fortnightly online discussion group (3 times in non-workshop weeks). 30 minutes each.

Four Blended Workshops (face to face and via Zoom). 180 minutes each.

AssessmentWorkplace experience (30%)|Specialty Clinic experience (30%)|Project based on industry provided case studies (40%)
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