Courses & Units

Business Finance ZAA133

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston


This unit will provide you with a practical understanding of operational budgeting and financial decision making, as well as other financial concepts, practices and tools used to measure and assess the financial performance of an organisation. The use of practical case studies, tasks and simulations will develop your financial skills and knowledge in order to apply them to any operational setting.

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
College/School University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Mrs Naomi Walsh
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and review operational budgets and financial decisions
  • Evaluate and apply financial data for organisational decision making
  • Analyse and communicate financial information to internal and external parties
  • Reflect on and evaluate relevant behaviours and skills required for financial operations
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080101 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,702.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Mutual Exclusions

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



AssessmentAT1: Operational Budget and Reflection (25%)|AT3: Financial Statement Analysis (50%)|AT2: Capital Expenditure Analysis (25%)
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Rumble, S and Anandarajah, A 2017, Manage Budgets and Financial Plans, 5th Edition, Cengage, South Melbourne, Australia (available as UTAS eBook)

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