Courses & Units

Business Finance ZAA133

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit will provide you with an understanding of financial concepts, practices and tools used to measure and assess the financial performance of a business within the business operating environment. Throughout the unit, case studies, tasks and simulations will develop your skills and knowledge to apply financial practices and processes to create financial statements and reports for business.

The unit focuses on how business managers can ensure financial sustainability of a business, the importance of quality financial information for informing business decisions and future plans including forecasting and risk assessment. You will develop an understanding of business finance to communicate a business financial position and plans to internal and external stakeholders.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:

*a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
*principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
*reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
*ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.


Unit name Business Finance
Unit code ZAA133
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Business

Naomi Walsh

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and describe business finance structures, practices and concepts
  2. Apply financial processes and strategies for business decision-making
  3. Analyse and communicate financial information to internal and external parties
  4. Reflect on and evaluate relevant behaviours and skills required for business financial management


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

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Mutual Exclusions

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

ZAA103 Business Finance

ZAB105 Agribusiness Finance

ZAB115 Agribusiness Finance

BFA103 Accountability and Accounting


Teaching Pattern

Blended mode: Online content, full-day workshop (x2), weekly tutorials


AT1: Business Summary(20%)

AT2: Report to the Board (50%)

AT3: Business Finance Application Presentation (30%)

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