Courses & Units

Financial and Corporate Accounting BFA605


The understanding that you gained while studying BFA507 The Accounting Framework will be extended to develop your accounting knowledge and skills in the context of more complex financial and corporate accounting issues. The unit covers an understanding of how financial transactions are recorded and reported for different entities, including companies and groups as well as the theoretical issues and concepts involved in the preparation and presentation of General Purpose Financial Statements.


Unit name Financial and Corporate Accounting
Unit code BFA605
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Accountability
Coordinator Doctor Jing Jia
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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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
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate contemporary technical and theoretical accounting knowledge in business reporting
  • Recommend solutions to diverse audiences using accounting principles and standards in contemporary business
  • Audit peer accounting documentation submissions to provide meaningful opportunities for improvement

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
080101 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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AssessmentExam (40%)|Presentation (20%)|Case Study (25%)|Peer evaluation letter (15%)
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Deegan, C. 2016, Financial Accounting, 8th edition, McGraw Hill, NSW.


Accounting Standards:

CA 2017 or 2018 Financial Reporting Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld.

If you are not able to purchase your own copy of the standards you can access them at the Australian Accounting Standards Board.

NOTE: The above resources are essential for your studies in this unit. Please do not seek advice from your lecturer/tutor as to whether or not you should aquire the required reading materials. Students choosing to use older editions of the above materials do so at their own risk.  

  • Leo, K., Knapp, J., McGowan, S. & Sweeting, J. 2014, Company Accounting, 10th edition, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld
  • Loftus, J., Leo, K., Picker, R., Wise, V. & Clark, K. 2013, Understanding Australian Accounting Standards, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld.
  • Picker, R., Leo, K., Loftus, J., Wise, V., Clark, K., & Alfredson, K. 2012, Applying International Financial Reporting Standards, 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld.
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